Another Day Another Painting

My ‘Daily Painting’ Journey by Kim Jabbour at the Guild through February 17th.
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Join Kim Jabour in celebrating her ‘Daily Painting’ journey.
She began this project on January 1, 2018 and finished December 31, 2018. The 365 paintings in the exhibition will feature many styles and mediums. Kim is very excited to share her experience/journey with her family, friends and community.
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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.

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.

Family Sundays Are Back

Family Sundays

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Gather up the kids and head to the Confederation Centre Art Gallery on the last Sunday of the month from 1:30-3:00 p.m. They run from January to April, they’re FREE, they’re fun, and they’re bilingual (English and French). All ages are welcome.

Talking About Art

ArtTalks

Join us each Wednesday at noon in the Confederation Centre Gallery for ArtTalks.
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January 9 Conservator Jill McRae will discuss the cleaning and restoring of the Ron Bloore White on White mural.

January 16 Docent Laurent Beaulieu will offer a walking tour of the Wafaa Bilal exhibition contextualized by his own time spent in the Middle East.
January 23 Educator Kate Sharpley will introduce the Mitchell Wiebe: VampSites exhibition through a scavenger hunt.
January 30 Curator Pan Wendt will offer a walking tour of the Who’s Your Mother? exhibition.

A brief Q & A will follow each ArtTalk

Back in Time

The Documentary Impulse: 1970s Photography of Prince Edward Island Life

This exhibition will revisit an important 1978 exhibition, Document of our Times, and the work of photographers, Lawrence McLagan, Lionel Stevenson and Jake Werner, hired to document contemporary life on Prince Edward Island. A selection of these images, along with the work of other documentary photographers active in PEI in the 1970s, such as George Zimbel, Richard Furlong, and Edith Robinson, will revisit a moment when preserving evidence of the culture and landscape of the Island seemed particularly urgent in light of their rapid transformation. Curated by Pan Wendt.

Coming Back to Life

The Ronald Bloore Conservation Project

Inspired by the newly built Confederation Centre of the Arts, Canadian painter Ronald Bloore offered to create a custom mural to adorn its walls in the early months of 1965. The piece, White on White, was finished and installed by Bloore during the summer of 1967. Eleven Masonite panels that match the shape of the sandstone blocks that make up the structure of the Centre were installed directly under a skylight in the main concourse, a public thoroughfare that is still used as such today. The varying tones of white, coupled with the changing outside light, created a mural that Bloore felt would “always be alive and moving.”

After 36 years, the wear and tear of being on public display, coupled with the need for repairs in the concourse saw the Bloore mural removed and placed into storage in April 2003. Now, after several years of planning, the conservation treatment of this sculptural painting will take place in full view of the public as part of the fall exhibition programming. Elizabeth Jablonski, a paintings conservator from Nova Scotia, will head the treatment process with assistance from Confederation Centre Art Gallery’s conservation technician, Jill McRae. Upon completion of treatment, the site-specific piece will be reinstalled in the main concourse to once again interact with the architecture and light, “reflecting something of the outside in to the interior.”