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Harbourfront Cancels Ria Mae

 

Event Cancelled – See Message from Harbourfront

SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH – CANCELLED

Ria Mae:
The Stars Tour

Halifax-born, Toronto-based songwriter Ria Mae hits the road with her Stars Tour in support of her highly anticipated Stars EP and new single, “Too Close”, featuring Dan Talevski.

The EP Stars serves as a follow-up to the JUNO Award nominated pop album, My Love. The EP’s first single “Bend,” released summer 2017, became an instant hit skyrocketing to the top of the CBC Radio 2 charts for four weeks.  Shortly thereafter it catapulted up the Canadian radio charts reaching Top 5 at Hot AC, Top 10 at AC, and Top 15 CHR radio.  Together with its Platinum-certified debut “Bend” and follow-up “Red Light,” My Love garnered over 12 million combined worldwide streams. The EP was produced by Adam King at Canterbury Studios in Toronto, mixed by Grammy® Award-winning Engineer Joe Visciano, and mastered by Stuart Hawkes. It features several notable collaborators including: Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara), Joel Stouffer, Serena Ryder, and Dylan Guthro (Port Cities).

Ria’s self-titled major label debut, released in 2016, features the Platinum-selling “Clothes Off” and the anthemic “Ooh Love” (certified Gold). The critically acclaimed album garnered multiple award nominations including ‘Single of the Year’ at the 2016 JUNO Awards and ‘Best New Canadian Artist’ at the iHeart Radio MMVAs.

Ria has toured Europe with Tegan & Sara, North America with Dido, and Canada with Scott Helman.  She has performed with Elle King, Xavier Rudd, Shawn Hook, Family of the Year, Francesco Yates, Coleman Hell and more. To date, Ria’s music has been streamed over 60 million times worldwide.

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Guild Closes Through March

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How The Guild is responding to COVID-19

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves, the team at The Guild continues to closely monitor developments regionally and globally.
We are following official guidelines and operating procedures based on the most recent recommendations of the Public Health Office of the Province of P.E.I. in order to support health and safety in our community. We want to reassure all our visitors that the health of our employees, our patrons, our artists, and the general public is our priority.

The Guild Box Office, Theatre and Gallery will be closed to the public until March 31 unless otherwise updated.
We will continue to provide updates on our social media sites, on our website, and through local media. Any additional information about our theatre, gallery, arts education, or facility rentals, will be based on future recommendations from Provincial Public Health.
For more detailed information about, and general precautions and best practices regarding COVID-19, please visit the Provincial Public Health website.

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How to contact us

Alanna Jankov- CEO (902) 620-3474 (Office) (902) 393-3999 (mobile)

ajankov@theguildpei.com

Michelle Hooper- Events and Operations Manager (902) 368-4474
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Administration office (902) 368-4474

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manager@theguildpei.com Box Office (902) 620-3333

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115 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1H7 (902) 368-4479 http://www.theguildpei.com

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Until Further Notice

Confederation Centre of the Arts Closed to the Public until Further Notice

All programing—up until April 12—is cancelled or postponed

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 On Monday March 15, P.E.I.’s Chief Public Health Officer provided a new set of recommendations for the public in relation to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Dr. Morrison’s recommendations included:

·         Stopping all non-essential travel outside Canada

·         Self-isolating for 14 days following all international travel, including to the U.S.

·         The closure of all public schools and child care centres until April 6

In addition, the public is requested to reconsider attending social gatherings where a distance of two metres cannot be maintained. 

“Confederation Centre is closely monitoring this evolving situation and our primary concern is the safety, health, and well-being of our staff, our artists and visitors to our facility,” says CEO Steve Bellamy. ‘We would like to assure Islanders and visitors that we will continue to take the necessary precautions and follow the recommendations of the Island’s Chief Public Health Office as it relates to our administration and operations.” 

With that in mind, as of Tuesday, March 17 and until further notice, Confederation Centre will be closing all public areas within the facility, including: the Art Gallery (CCAG), The Showcase, The Homburg Theatre, The Mack, the Confederation Chamber Replica, the concourse, and all rental facilities. 

All programming that was scheduled up until April 12, 2020 is cancelled or postponed until a later date. This includes:

·         Soup’Art (March 20)

·         Rose Cousins (March 21)

·         Legends of Motown (March 27)

·         Catherine MacLellan (March 28)

·         Scottish Fiddle Festival (April 3)

·         Dance Umbrella: Ahoy! (April 4)

·         Choral Music: Voices of Spring (April 5)

·         Choral Music on a Holy Day (April 10)

·         All CCAG exhibitions

·         dance umbrella classes

·         Choral Music classes

In addition, there are events beyond April 12 that have been cancelled. They include:

·         Jesse Cook (April 16)

·         Basia Bulat (April 17)

·         PEI Symphony Orchestra (April 19)

·         Abbamania (April 24)

·         Pinch Penny Fair (April 25)

 Please visit the Centre website for up-to-date information on Confederation Centre’s response to this evolving situation.

Box office staff will be reaching out directly to ticket holders for all cancelled or postponed shows over the coming days. However, individuals holding pre-purchased tickets can contact the box office at 902 566-1267 or 1 800 565-0287, or by email atboxoffice@confederationcentre.com

As a charity organization, the Centre appeals for patrons’ ongoing support during this time of crisis and that patrons consider donating the value of their ticket(s) back to the organization for a charitable donation receipt. Other options include the Centre issuing a credit to a patron account, which will not expire and will be valid on any upcoming Confederation Centre shows.

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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

How the Confederation Centre is Responding to COVID-19

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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves, the team at Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA) continues to closely monitor developments regionally and globally.

We are following official guidelines and operating procedures based on the most recent recommendations of thePublic Health Office of the Province of P.E.I. in order to support health and safety in our community.

We want reassure all our visitors that the health of our employees, our patrons, our artists, and the general public is our priority. At this time, CCOA is operating as normal, based on the most recent health recommendations.

Going forward, we will provide updates on our social media sites, on our website, and through local media should any of our theatre, gallery, arts education, facility rental, or catering services be affected, based on future recommendations from Provincial Public Health. 

For more detailed information about and general precautions and best practices regarding COVID-19, please visit the Provincial Public Health website.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Should you have any general questions, contact Joy Gallant, director of guest services, at jgallant@confederationcentre.com or 902-628-6118.

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Ready to Fete

Confederation Centre Ready to Fete Winter Gallery Exhibitions

CCAG to host ‘Winter Gallery Opening’ March 7 celebrating five new exhibitions

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The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) has a been a hive of activity recently, with five new shows being installed and a slate of ArtTalks on deck. The public will have a chance to explore the new exhibitions, with a Winter Gallery Opening being held March 7 at 7 p.m. at Confederation Centre, a national arts centre and living memorial to the nation’s founding.

All are welcome for the opening, a seasonal tradition, which is always a chance to experience the new works amidst a fun and social atmosphere. Expect live musical entertainment and refreshments, and even a chance to chat with some of the artists and curators involve. The event begins at 7 p.m. and there is no cost to attend.

On the brain, and the shape of things

One of the new shows is the collections exhibition, Spheres, Skulls, and Other Icons of the Interior. “Rather than present semi-permanent installations of highlights from our (CCAG) permanent collection,” says director Kevin Rice, “we often develop thematic exhibitions that reflect collections growth, curatorial research, and our changes as a society. Our rotating collection shows give audiences a chance to experience fresh contexts and combinations of newer and older acquisitions.”

 This latest exhibition is curated by Pan Wendt and built around two recent acquisitions. Nova Scotia artist Colleen Wolstenholme has donated her major sculpture Pills, which consists of large-scale plaster replicas of pharmaceutical drugs; and Robin Peck, recently retired sculpture professor at St. Thomas University, donated three works from his series Crania.  

“Both of these important donations are sculptures about the brain,” says Wendt. “And so I wanted to build a show about art as an externalization of thought, and of what we think of as our interior. Artists are often drawn to certain forms as references to containers for mental activity, and as shaped by the mind.” 

The exhibition, which opens March 7 and runs until May 30, also features artworks by Don Bonham, Joan Jonas, Patrick Lundeen, Landon MacKenzie, and Ed Zelenak, among others, as well as a proposed donation by Island artist Gerald Beaulieu.

Still Life Forever

Beginning next week, the Centre’s concourse will feature some engaging art history. In an exhibition entitled Setting the Table: Still-Life and its After Effects, curator Wendt again draws from the Gallery’s collection to show how the genre of the “still life” evolved from a minor exercise for artists to a showcase of formal arrangement within an everyday context.

“Even when it was a minor genre, artists were drawn to the process of still life as a sort of document of our relationship to the world and to things,” says Wendt. “But for modern artists, this seemingly formal exercise took on great importance. Eventually it fragmented into a bunch of new practices, like construction, more-or-less pure abstraction, and the literal use of found objects into art contexts.”

Wendt continues, “These are all pretty familiar strategies now, but one could make the case that they emerged from the humble practice of making a still life. And the still life never goes away, as recent work by Tony Scherman and John Cox demonstrates in this show. Artists are still fascinated by it.”

The exhibition, which will be visible in the concourse display cases from February 29 to May 24, features work by Canadian artists, including George Angliss, Joe Plaskett, Bertram Brooker, Ron Martin, as well as the late P.E.I. artist Jan Mollison.

A full slate

The other exhibitions being celebrated at the Winter Opening include: Victor Cicansky: The Gardener’s Universe; The Debbie Show: Views from the Desk; and Artists by Artists.

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Victoria Playhouse Announces New Style 2020 Shows

We’re making a big change this summer!

Summers on PEI are beautiful… and busy! We’re changing our format to make it easier for you to see all the hilarious action on stage at Victoria Playhouse this summer. 
Our Festival 2020 will be presented in rep, meaning that we’ll be alternating  between two plays all summer long!
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Don’t miss a moment of this laugh-out-loud line up!
Our Festival 2020 includes Off the Grid by John Spurway, a funny and contemporary comedy featuring a couple trying to reinvigorate their marriage while spending a week in a remote cabin, and Popcorn Falls by James Hindman, a truly hilarious play about the citizens of Popcorn Falls forced to put on a play to save their town. 
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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Concrete Bed Opens at Guild

February 19, 2020 at 7:00pm at The Guild

 

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A Series of Poems from Homeless Men on PEI Presented by The Gallery @ The Guild, February 19 – March 1.

What started as a reflective writing practice for the men experiencing homelessness while living at PEI’s only men’s shelter – The Salvation Army Bedford MacDonald House – has become a beautiful heartfelt glimpse into their world. The poems will be accompanied by a series of artistic pieces from Island artist Jen Coughlin.

“We are very honoured to present this incredible body of work and very pleased to partner with The Salvation Army Bedford MacDonald House on this project”
Says Alanna Jankov CEO of The Guild.

Jennifer Coughlin is a multidisciplinary artist who has been creating art from the moment she could hold a pencil.
After sustaining a spinal cord injury at the age of ten, Jennifer worked hard to regain the ability to draw again despite her disability. Creating art is one of the few areas in her life where she is totally independent and it gives her a sense of freedom she otherwise would not have.
Jennifer’s passion for creating is closely matched by her willingness to help others and, in her free time, she is a tenacious advocate for people with disabilities

The Salvation Army Bedford MacDonald House provides emergency shelter services for men ages 18 and older. Supports and Services at Bedford McDonald House go beyond meeting immediate needs. Emergency shelters often serve as the “front door” to a broader system of support. The Salvation Army staff use their extensive knowledge and strong agency partnerships to assist residents to connect with the resources and services they need to find stable housing and contribute and participate in community. Stable housing is a goal for all persons residing in shelter.

The Opening Reception for “A Concrete Bed” will be held at The Gallery @ The Guild on February 19th from 7-9pm.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse