Category Archives: State of the Art

Who Makes Art? Answers Soon

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Who makes art, and what does it mean to be an artist? Artists have often tried to address such questions in portraits of one another, and of themselves. An exhibition selected from the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) permanent collection entitled Artists by Artistswhich highlights these explorations, opens this Saturday, January 18.

The exhibition features the work of more than 30 visual artists, including photographic portraits by Lionel Stevenson, Dominique Cruchet, and Richard Furlong of Prince Edward Island artists Jack Turner, John Bradford MacCallum, Hilda Woolnough, Bill McFadden, and Nigel Roe. Also included is: a charcoal portrait of Donald Andrus by Bruno Bobak, Andrus’ portrait of Adam Sultan, Brian Burke‘s portrait of Libby Oughton, and a sculpture of legendary Quebecois artist Armand Vaillancourt by the late Carl Phillis.

The portraits in this exhibition make visible how artists think about what they do and who they are, often in the settings where they work and live.

“If a portrait is a record of its subject, it also reveals something of its maker’s relationship to the person portrayed and the social world they share,” remarks Curator Pan Wendt. “Portraits of artists show us how artists define the singularity of their role, whether they are self-portraits that function as self-presentation, or images of other artists that record the identifications, rivalries, and intimacies between peers.”

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Ray Gun Riot

SANDSTONE COMICS: A 2019 Retrospect: OPENING RECEPTION

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January 10, 2020 at 7:00pm at The Guild

From 7pm-9pm

Join Comic Creators Robert Doan, Greg Webster and Sandy Carruthers as they celebrate and introduce their first year with Sandstone Comics, a publishing effort created on Prince Edward Island to produce local comic books.

They will be displaying their original art from their 2019 release of Sandstone Comics Presents # 1.

They will also be displaying some new art for their upcoming 2020 work.

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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Carrots and Beets

Victor Cicansky: The Gardener’s Universe

This retrospective exhibition brings together more than 100 ceramic and bronze works that present a richly layered picture of Cicansky’s career. Organized by Mackenzie Art Gallery and curated by Timothy Long and Julia Krueger.

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In the Looking Glass

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Artists by Artists

Who makes art and what does it mean to be an artist? Artists have often tried to address such questions in portraits of one another, and of themselves. An exhibition selected from the collection.
Curated by Pan Wendt

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

All Things Burke

Brian Burke Film Screenings, Book Launch and ArtTalk

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It’s all things Brian Burke in December at the Gallery. First up is a noontime screening of Brian Pollard’s film Figure in a Landscape on Wednesday, December 4 at 12:05 p.m. On Thursday, December 12 we will screen the Brian Pollard/William Herrington film Portraits: Many Years Later and launch our latest art catalogue Predicaments: Brian Burke, a retrospective. And we’re not stopping there. On Sunday, January 5at 2 p.m., Curator Pan Wendt will close out the Burke show with an ArtTalk. These events are FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.

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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Sponsor a Seat

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Theatre Seat Sponsorship Campaign
Make a Difference. Leave a Lasting Legacy.

Harbourfront Theatre has woven a rich history of arts and entertainment into the community and has much to be proud of over the last two decades. Looking ahead there are so many experiences yet to be had, so much untapped talent just around the corner, and so many artists, emerging and renowned across this country and beyond yet to invite to the stage. But we cannot and do not continue in our mission of expanding the cultural opportunities available to residents and visitors of our community without your support.

Therefore, friends of Harbourfront Theatre have embarked on a Seat Sponsorship Campaign to help ensure a strong future for our theatre. Seat Sponsorships play an important role in the continued preservation of Harbourfront Theatre where every dollar makes a difference.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

$1500 Level:

  • Nameplate on seat with inscription of your choice
  • Recognition in website and house programmes as applicable
  • Pre-sale ticket opportunities whenever possible
  • Theatre credit for $500, redeemable for tickets.

$1000 Level:

  • Nameplate on seat with inscription of your choice
  • Pre-sale ticket opportunities whenever possible

For more information about sponsoring a seat, contact Kieran Keller (kieran@harbourfronttheatre.com) or Mary Dennis (mary@harbourfronttheatre.com) by email or by phone at 902-888-2787.

Download an info packet about the Harbourfront Theatre Sponsorship Campaign here.

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Treading Light

November 13, 2019 at 9:00am at The Guild

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This joint exhibition by Carina Phillips and Niki Heddle intends to bring awareness to respectable interactions with the environment, acknowledging its delicacy as well as its strength, and the beauty it has to offer. Both artists integrate whimsy and playfulness in their sculptural creations and installations to remind the viewer of the immense, innate connection we have with the natural world.

Tread Lightly has its official opening November 15, from 7pm-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