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Introducing Kate

Confederation Centre Art Gallery welcomes new Visual Arts Educator

Confederation Centre of the Arts is pleased to announce the addition of Kate Sharpley to the Art Gallery team.

In this full time role, Kate will be offering guided interpretation of both touring and Gallery-curated exhibitions for school classes and local community groups. She will also direct art classes and special events in the Centre’s Schurman Family Studio, including the fall series of Saturday art classes for children, which begins October 15. There are still spaces available for those interested in this exciting exploration of visual art for kids.

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“I am very pleased to be have someone as enthusiastic about art education as Kate joining the Gallery staff,” says Gallery Director, Kevin Rice. “I know she is looking forward to welcoming students to art classes and connecting with educators interested in guided tours of our diverse exhibitions.”

Originally from the United Kingdom, Kate has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wolverhampton and has worked as a freelance artist, illustrated children’s books, and created many 3-D models and animations for U.K. and P.E.I.-based video game companies. In recent years, she has led art classes with youth and adults for the town of Stratford and worked with several local elementary schools on art projects.

Casting Call For the Hood of Sherwood

Confederation Centre Conducting Auditions for ‘Robyn Hood: This Tale’s Even Fairlier’

Robyn Hood is riding to the rescue this holiday season and Confederation Centre is looking to build a company around the hero of Sherwood-Parkdale Forest.

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Artistic Director Adam Brazier – who is directing and co-writing his third musical pantomime for Confederation Centre – will be holding auditions on Saturday and Sunday October 22 and 23 at the Centre. Audition appointments can be booked by contacting Cindy Riley via email at criley@confederationcentre.com. Those with an audition time will be asked to prepare one song of choice – with sheet music for the accompanist piano player – and tell a short joke.

All are welcome for this fun and exciting adventure.

Following the tradition of 2014’s Cinderella: A Fairly Tall Tale and last year’s Aladdin: Another Fairly Tall Tale, the Centre brings you a new ridiculous musical celebration at Christmastime this year. Enjoy stunning music, dancing, and laughter, plentiful local references, and a cast of dozens of Island children and performers, including some students from the School of Performing Arts – a partnership between the Centre and Holland College.

Additional core casting announcements will be made in the weeks ahead. For more on Robyn Hood, visit this earlier announcement. Follow along on social media @confedcentre (Instagram and Twitter); via Confederation Centre of the Arts; and using #RobynConfed.

All LIVE Tickets $20.00 Today Only

Confederation Centre Offering 1-Day Sale for Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre

To give thanks to patrons, all LIVE Tickets are $20 today only

Confederation Centre is giving thanks to patrons and the local community with a one-day Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre sale. For today – October 11 only – all tickets are $20 for all LIVE @ the Centre shows offered in the 2016-17 calendar. Simply visit the box office online, via phone, or in person and quote the promo code “thanks” and this special promotion will be applied.

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This one day sale applies to all shows listed below in addendum. The 2016-17 LIVE season kicks off this week with The Nylons Farewell Tour on Friday October 14 followed by internationally-acclaimed performer Tanya Tagaq on Saturday October 15.

Please note, this sale excludes Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Classic Albums Live: The Beatles-Abbey Road, Classic Albums Live: The Eagles-Hotel California, and all ‘rental productions’ in the Centre’s theatres (rental shows are unlisted below.) Also, please note that there are limited quantities available; that taxes and fees are extra; and that this sale applies to select seating.

$20 Tickets to Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre performances
Promo Code: “thanks”

October 14 – The Nylons – Farewell Tour
October 15 – Tanya Tagaq
November 2 – James Ehnes – Turning 40 Tour
November 8 – Toopy & Binoo: Fun & Games
November 17 – Theory of a Deadman
November 18 – Matthew Barber & Jill Barber
November 18 – Clip! Solo Clown
November 19 – Christina Martin
November 25 – Out Innerspace
November 27 – Choral Music – Handel’s Messiah
December 03 – Mittentime Revue
December 9-17 – Robyn Hood: This Tale’s Even Fairlier
February 14 – Valentine’s Cabaret
March 9 – Jayme Stone – Lomax Project
March 17 – Vienna Boys Choir
March 24 – Port Cities
March 31 – BOOM
April 7 – Samantha Martin
April 8- Rose Cousins
April 14 – Choral Music – Choral Music on a Holy Day
April 19 – Bubble Guppies
April 21 – Sons of the Pioneers
April 25 – This Is That LIVE

Shared Values at The Guild

“Shared Values” original artwork by Prince Edward Island Nurses is being staged at The Guild from October 11- 22, 2016. The artwork creations of more than 30 island nurses will be showcased.

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The opening reception, entitled “Beverages and Bites” celebration, is Wednesday October 12, 7-9 p.m. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to meet the Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), and student nurse participants who bravely have come together for this inspiring and inaugural showing under one roof.

The entries, from aspiring beginners and professional nurse artists, are as varied as the diverse backgrounds where these health professionals have practiced across their careers.

For more information contact Deborah Roberts at gdroberts@pei.sympatico.ca or Leona Macintosh at leonamacintosh@gmail.com. The gallery, on the corner of Queen and Richmond streets, Charlottetown is open noon to 5p.m., Tuesday to Saturday.