Exquisite Project Opens at The Guild

Exquisite Project the group exhibition brings together 37 artists from across Canada and the United States working in a variety of media including ceramics, textiles, performance, painting, and photography. The project was inspired by The Exquisite Corpse game, in which each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence generally by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed.


Two initial works were produced by artist/curator Monica Lacey and passed on, one to each of two lists of 18 artists who worked concurrently. Each artist received a starting image – the work created by the previous artist in the list – to use as inspiration in any way that they chose. Some artists chose to use similar colour or line elements, while others were inspired by the concept or theme used by the previous artist.

Each participant had 2 weeks to create a new work in the medium of their choice with a maximum dimension of 20 inches on any side, and they were asked to include a horizon line. The exhibition will be the first time any of the collaborators have seen the full series of works.

The opening reception for the Exquisite Project is at The Guild on February 1 at 7 – 9 PM.

Songwriter Series Launches at Mack

Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre returns in February with three first-class concerts at Confederation Centre. The first of these is also the kick off to a three-part Songwriter Series at The Mack, sponsored by Fly PEI.

On Thursday February 2, Vancouver folk-rock trio Lion Bear Fox bring a grit-tinged sound to the Centre’s intimate cabaret hall. Drawing comparisons from everyone from Royal Wood to Bruce Springsteen, Lion Bear Fox is three huge voices joined as one musical beast, telling compelling stories with unbridled passion.


Originally known for their respective solo careers, Christopher Arruda, Ryan McMahon, and Cory Woodward joined forces under one name in 2012 and was immediately selected as one of the top 20 unsigned bands in British Columbia The trio are described as “a musical force of nature”, an “emotional awakening” that’s sure to “be around for a lifetime” (Nanaimo Daily News/ Terry David Mulligan).

2016 saw the trio further cementing themselves as the new Canadian band to watch and their single “Battle of Me” has been described as a “manthem’ for the ages”. With their new album and national touring on the docket Canadian Beats recently named the trio one of 17 Canadian artists to watch in 2017.

Their debut record, Lion Bear Fox, comes out this month — a collection of songs steeped in character and full of warmth. One part folk, one part rock – a pinch of gospel and a dash of growl, the self-titled LP is a testament to the trio’s strength as songwriters. Lush acoustic guitars are bookended by buzzing electrics and sizzling organs; all tied together by rich percussion and three voices in harmony. It’s a sound that harkens back to an era when the song was paramount.

The Mack Songwriter Series runs February 2, March 18 (premiere roots duo James Hill and Anne Janelle), and concludes April 1 with East Coast emerging star, Mo Kenney. All are available under a package deal until February 2. If patrons book all three, the package offers savings of 25%. For more, visit the Confederation Centre box office in person, online, or via phone, 902.566.1267.

Ice, Snow & 30 Below

uno Award winner and multiple CCMA winner Brett Kissel brings his unmistakable sound to Harbourfront Theatre this winter on his “Ice, Snow & 30 Below” Tour!


From his breakout smash “Started With a Song”, to his chart topping #1 single “Airwaves”, you’ll hear all the hits – get ready for a party!

Brett’s special guest is Summerside’s own Trinity Bradshaw!

Brett Kissel is at the Harbourfront Theatre  on Friday, February 3, at 7:30 PM.

What is Young at Heart?

Young At Heart Musical Theatre For Seniors, Inc. is a not-for-profit, charitable organization, based in Prince Edward Island that provides professional and original musical theatre productions for senior citizens in long-term care and retirement facilities.

We are currently in our 10th year of operation and we are the only organization of its kind east of Ontario. We exist to enrich the lives of senior citizens who are generally isolated by giving them a vibrant and interactive experience that will brighten their spirits and potentially improve their health and well-being.


The Atlantic region’s aging population solidifies our mandate to continue to provide vibrant and original Canadian musicals to those with little chance of seeing a show outside of their retirement and long-term care facilities. We have touched the lives of thousands of senior citizens in more than 30 facilities in PEI with several original Canadian musical shows.

Senior citizens, as many studies have shown, benefit greatly from both music and theatre. Some noted improvements included increased awareness and concentration, enhanced awareness and social interaction, improved memory and recall, better mobility and coordination, diminished pain and tension, improved recovery times and relaxations, and of course a happier outlook on life. Older adults that are exposed to music and theatre have shown improvements in anxiety, depression and loneliness levels which are three key factors in maintaining proper mental and physical health.

Our company, whose primary focus is on performing for long term care residents, touches on every one of those benefits, lifting their spirits, hearts and minds, and enriching seniors’ lives.

Guild Holds Auditions for 101 Dalmatians

Auditions for Linkletter Music School’s productions of 101 Dalmatians (April 22-30) and Madagascar (July and August) will be held on Saturday January 28 4:30-6:30 and Sunday January 29 from 2-4 at The Guild.


Rehearsals will be held on Sunday afternoon and early evenings.

Please email linklettermusicschool@gmail.com for an audition time.

You will need to prepare 1 Disney song, please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

Please bring a resume and photo if you have one.