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Art Gallery Goes Fun House

afterimage, the Gallery’s after-hours art party, returns to Charlottetown this Saturday, September 29, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Gallery will be transformed into a multi-level living, dancing hive of creativity. Expect signature cocktails, dancing, sculpture and video installations, live music, guest DJs, games, and more dancing.

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Guest DJ Will Yarr of Halifax will set the beat, while ridiculous costumes, projections, and the ever-popular Spinning Wheel of Fortune Cookie will intrigue partygoers around every turn, occupying all levels of the Centre gallery. Among other light-hearted activities, there are even rumours about carpentry!

The event includes an interactive collaboration with Holland College’s Video Game Design Program, and work by artists Kelly Caseley, Pascal Dufaux, Rebecca Ford, Ian Funke-McKay, Evan Furness, Eric Gaucher, Sandi Hartling, and Mikey Woz, among others.

Tickets be purchased at the Centre box office or via confederationcentre.com, or at the door. Patrons must be 19 years of age to attend.

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Back and Bigger Than Ever

And Now For Something Completely Different…” On Saturday May 13, the Confederation Centre Art Gallery will convert from a space that exhibits artwork to one huge living, breathing, dancing hive of creativity.

Guests arriving in the piano lounge/sculpture gallery might be greeted with a signature cocktail, dramatic stairwell projections, and a make-up/selfie station. Guest DJ’s Kate Walchuk and Jason Johnson of Halifax will set the beat, while giant puppets, multi-person costumes, and the Black Light Bar intrigue partygoers around every turn, occupying all levels of the Gallery for one night only.

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Yet to be revealed: the name of the mystery cocktail and how the inimitable Becka Viau will collaborate with Al Doug’s now Charlo-famous Lavish Boys DJ crew on the dance floor in the lower west gallery. Afterimagers who don’t like their outcomes at the ‘Wheel of Fortune Cookie’ can seek solace at the Emotional Apothecary or confess all at the Coffee Shop Confidential.

 We are told that ‘afterimages’ occur because photochemical activity in the retina continues even when you are no longer experiencing the original stimulus – anyone who attended Afterimage 2016 can attest to the effect.

 Afterimage is one night only, and runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, May 13. Tickets are available for $20 (plus tax and service fees) in advance from the Confederation Centre Box Office, or $25 (plus tax and service fees) at the door.

A cash bar will be offered and patrons must be 19 years of age to attend.

Art, Party, and the Glam Bat Cave

One night only, the Confederation Centre Art Gallery will be transformed into a sprawling dance party and showcase of artist creativity for afterimage, an event that animates the gallery at night. This promises to be an unforgettable night in Charlottetown, and a completely new way of experiencing contemporary art in the stunning architecture of the art gallery.

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The CCAG is in between exhibition cycles this month, hence the event title; a brief window in time where the gallery will be redefined visually and conceptually. “This will be a truly special night,” says Gallery Director Kevin Rice. “We are excited to bring a new audience into the gallery, to see what an amazing space it is, and experience it in an entirely new way.”

Stretching across multiple galleries – even including a service elevator – afterimage features a variety of artists from P.E.I., New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia and installations ranging from themed spaces, projections, and video works; to live music, guest DJs, and interactive games.

Belfast, P.E.I. painter and media artist Damien Worth is creating an interactive piece that allows users to navigate a virtual landscape. Another featured guest is Montreal’s Pascal Dufaux, who recently relocated his studio to the Guild, known for his interactive sculptures that capture the movements of partygoers through motion sensors. The galleries will also include a dance floor showcasing the music of guest DJs Willow Bell (Whaleskin) and DJ Lucy MOD (Kate Walchuk), as well as performances by Nathan Gill, Andrew Cairns, and some surprise off-Island guests.

afterimage is one night only and runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on May 13. The entire gallery team as well as other Centre staff and over a dozen artists will be working full tilt to make this an unforgettable combination of party and art experience, and a true showcase of talent from around the region. Event tickets are $20 (plus tax and service fees) in advance, via the Box Office, and $25 (plus tax and service fees) at the door.

Other highlights include an interactive installation dubbed ‘The Glam Bat Cave’ featuring creations by Halifax’s Mitchell Wiebe, and Island artists Ali O’Sullivan and Andrew Cairns, a wheel of prizes hosted by Tamara Steele and Charlottetown comedian Lennie MacPherson, a new projection work from Becka Viau, and a multimedia installation in the gallery elevator designed by Charlottetown’s Monica Lacey and Devon Ross. A more relaxed lounge area with specialty cocktails, a playlist by Colin Buchanan, and a Lucy van Pelt-inspired ‘advice booth’ will contrast the live performance space.