Win Her Heart

Who in your life deserves a special something for Valentine’s Day?

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Tag a friend, family member, or loved one, make sure you both like our page…and you could win this Swarovski crystal necklace from the Confederation Centre Showcase Gift Shop and two tickets to our ‘Valentine’s Cabaret’ on February 14.

Drawing the winner at the end of the month!

Take a Tour Hear a Story

The Story of Confederation

Explore the Confederation Chamber, an accurate replica of the Province House site where Canada was born.

The Story of Confederation offers visitors the opportunity to experience Province House in Prince Edward Island National Historic Site and the Charlottetown Conference while Province House is closed for conservation work over the next three to five years.

HOURS OF OPERATION 

The Upper Foyer of the Confederation Centre of the Arts has been transformed into a stunning replica of the historic Confederation Chamber where the Fathers of Confederation met during the Charlottetown Conference. While there, watch Parks Canada’s new film, “A Building of Destiny”, which transports viewers back in time to the first eight days in September, 1864, when the discussions that took place at Province House would change the face of North America. This film also showcases related themes, including the First Nations context at the time of Confederation and the role of women in Victorian society.

To book a private tour, or more information, please contact chamber@confederationcentre.com

Rumors Rumors Rumors

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MARCH 1, 2, 8, & 9, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
MARCH 10, 2:00 PM
All Seats: $20.00 (tax & fees included)

The Harbourfront Players in:
Rumors
by Neil Simon

Directed by Marlane O’Brien

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At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just “accidentally” shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of FARCE. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer Ken and Ken’s wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

While this play is a farce, there are mature themes and occasional off-colour language. Not recommended for small children. “PG13” – parents use discretion.

Back in the 70s

A Documentary Impulse’ Now Open: 1970s Photography of Prince Edward Island Life

New photography exhibition on display until May 2019 at the CCAG

A new exhibition has opened at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) that explores the everyday P.E.I. way of life through extensive documentary photography circa the 1970s. A Documentary Impulse: 1970s Photography of Prince Edward Island Life is on display until May 19, 2019.

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In the 1970s, as P.E.I. was undergoing rapid change, many Islanders began to be concerned about losing their “Island way of life.” It is not a coincidence that around this time many institutions, such as P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation and others, were created to preserve evidence from the past, and to conserve the historic architecture and heritage of the province. Individuals and interest groups were concerned about the effects that tourism, advertising, urban development, and industrialization would have on the peaceful pastoral landscape. Members of the Island agriculture industry and energy sectors held both modernist and anti-modernist ideals and against this setting the back-to-the-land movement demonstrated a renewed interest in renewable energy and a traditional farming lifestyle.

Photographers were commissioned to document everyday life, and were sourced from a critical mass of artists doing documentary projects on P.E.I. at that time. The 1970s remain a peak moment for 35mm photography on the Island. In the 1950s there were amateur photography clubs and commercial photographers. By 1975, many significant photographers were active on the Island, including acclaimed transplanted New Yorker George Zimbel, English documentarian Lawrence McLagan, and former Canadian Photographer of the Year (1966) Lionel Stevenson.

This new exhibition revisits an important 1978 exhibition from the CCAG, Document of Our Times – Prince Edward Island, 1977, which showed a selection of documentary work commissioned as part of a Canada Works project sponsored by the P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation. The idea was that photographers would document, “Life on Prince Edward Island” from May 15 to December 31, 1977. Over 250 rolls of film were shot by Lawrence McLagan, Lionel Stevenson, and Jake Werner, and the 2019 exhibition, A Documentary Impulse, will feature a selection of over 70 images from that project.

Alongside these pictures will be a selection of documentary images by some of the more prominent photographers active in P.E.I. at that time, including Zimbel, Wayne Barrett, and Richard Furlong.

Young Masters at Work

Charlottetown Rural and Colonel Gray High Schools are pleased to celebrate the artwork and achievements of their Grade 12 Art Classes in the Exhibition titled, “The Young Masters” at The Guild.

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This group exhibition features the final works of the Grade 12 Art students as they begin to move into the next stages of their life. The artwork represents each students artistic interests and abilities. These students have conceived of, and created, each of these pieces based on their personal artistic philosophies and the explorations that they have chosen to make in the world of art.

Making Buttons

“Cute as a…”

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Take note button makers, the submission deadline for this year’s “Cute as a…” is February 1. The trading event happens Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. This year we’ll sell button packs for $5 and offer an interactive experience for a chance to win a full collection pack. “Cute as a…” is open to all ages.

Music Mosaic on a Saturday Afternoon

Music Mosaic Presented by: Congrès Mondiale Acadien 2019
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January 26, 2019 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at The Guild
Une célébration multiculturelle présentée en collaboration avec le Congrès mondiale acadien 2019.
Les artistes incluront Fayo, Arsenault Trio, Adrienne Gallant, SoPA World Music Ensemble, Josh Obembe et des invités spéciaux.
A multicultural celebration presented in partnership with the Congrès mondiale acadien 2019.
Artists include Fayo, Arsenault Trio, Adrienne Gallant, SoPA World Music Ensemble, Josh Obembe and special guests.

Back in the Day

For Study: 19th Century Art History

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A public resource created especially for students taking Nineteenth Century Art History at the University of Prince Edward Island, this exhibition features examples of various styles and subject matter by Robert Harris, George Thresher, and other Canadian artists of the 1800s.

Try Something New

This Spring: TRY SOMETHING NEW with a 3-in-1 Package 

Package Price: $75 regular | $50 student (19 yrs & under)
Tax & Fees Included in All Prices. 

Three Shows by Three Critically-Acclaimed Creators. 
Three Experiences for One Price at the Harbourfront Theatre.

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Apr. 24 – RUBBERBANDance: Vic’s Mix (Dance)
May 5 – Rebecca Perry: From Judy to Bette (Theatre/Music)
May 8 – Chase Padgett: Nashville Hurricane (Theatre/Music)

Want to try just one of these shows? Tickets are $32 (regular) & $22 (student), tax & fees included.

RUBBERBANDance: Vic’s Mix (April 24)

With both humorous and serious moments, Vic’s Mix is a kind of “best of” creation spanning the immense creative territory explored by nationally-awarded choreographer Victor Quijada. RUBBERBANDance Group is characterised by its innovation, its significant contribution in dance, and for its role in the development of a new style inspired by break-dancing, classical ballet, and dance theatre. Learn more.

Rebecca Perry: From Judy to Bette (May 5)

Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball and Betty Hutton: trailblazers who refused to be “just another ingénue” during the golden age of cinema. Critically-acclaimed Toronto creator and performer Rebecca Perry takes to the stage for an evening of scandalous headlines & marvellous melodies to take a look at the lives of the ladies who broke convention and started something bigger than even they knew. Learn more. 

Chase Padgett: Nashville Hurricane (May 8)

40 years ago, a mysterious acoustic guitarist appeared from nowhere, conquered the music industry, and vanished without a trace…until now. Chase Padgett becomes a manager, a mother, a mentor, and the guitar prodigy himself as each one tells their side of the rise, demise, and resurrection of the best damn guitar player you’ve never heard of: the Nashville Hurricane. Learn More.