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New Works On and Off Line

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Today, the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is rolling out its second contribution to Canada’s new visual arts platform, FIELD TRIP: Art Across Canada<https://www.fieldtrip.art/>. Also coming soon to the Gallery’s glass entranceway is a series of neon works from Sandi Hartling–the first physical art installed at the Centre since the pandemic began.

FIELDTRIP 2.0
FIELDTRIP is a direct response to the challenges of gallery access posed by COVID-19 and offers a daily web release on FIELDTRIP.art<https://www.fieldtrip.art/>, profiling digital work from a network of more than 30 major galleries and museums from across the nation. Now available online, the CCAG’s latest contribution is a curated video work from Halifax artists Mitchell Wiebe and Tim Tracey entitled Group of Steven—painting the invisible.

Wiebe is somewhat of a cult artist in Canada, whose ‘space activations’ combine performance and painting-based installation. This duality was celebrated in Wiebe’s VampSites, a national touring exhibition organized by the CCAG and curated by Pan Wendt, which is exhibiting at the Reach Gallery in Abbotsford, B.C. in 2021.

Wiebe’s Halifax studio–located above a navy surplus store and crammed with paintings, props, and found accessories–is the setting for this new FIELDTRIP project, an extended “video feedback” reflection<https://www.fieldtrip.art/field-trips/group-of-steven-painting-the-invisible> on Wiebe’s process and paintings from animator/filmmaker Tim Tracey, created while isolating during the pandemic.

In a tribute to early music video formats and Bob Ross-esque instructional shows, the artist provides commentary in the absurd, inept, and convoluted persona of ‘Steven’. Tracey’s assortment of forms and colours are reshaped to merge kaleidoscopically with the music and lyrics of fellow Halifax musicians, Fantasy Eye. Patrons are encouraged to explore this new satirical work today via the Centre’s social media or at FIELDTRIP.art<https://www.fieldtrip.art/>, as well as other projects from across the country.

SANDI HARTLING INSTALLATION
Sandi Hartling is an interdisciplinary artist residing in Avondale, P.E.I. Her series of neon text works, which combine ambiguous messages with direct, bright colour, will be installed in the Grafton Street Entrance at the CCAG over the next week.

Entitled anything at all; just cause; and sense first reflect later, the three works are mixed medium neon forms that present like handwritten text.

The pieces will be installed inside the Gallery’s glass entranceway, opposite The Holman Grand and will be illuminated at night. As Phase-3 begins across P.E.I., patrons are encouraged to enjoy these beacon-like works from Grafton Street and surrounding areas while maintaining social distancing.

A graduate of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Newfoundland, Hartling’s recent work includes the CCAG solo exhibition Things We Can Agree On and Other Works of Fiction; Set Design for Unrealized Production (Nature) with Third Shift in Saint John; and Paradise Mirage with Supercrawl in Hamilton.

Stay tuned for more updates on the reopening of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery for public visitation and the roll out of select arts education programs.

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More Art Classes From Home

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Check out Episode 6 of ‘Art Class from Home’! 🎨🏠

This week, Visual Arts Educator Evan Furness creates a minimalist landscape image where the subject has been reduced to its basics: colour and shape, inspired by the 1965 painting ‘Black Sun’ by Toni Onley. Watch the demo below, and try these techniques out yourself.

Get the instructional PDF here: https://confederationcentre.com/…/No.-6-Shapes-in-the-Lands…

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CCAG Art Class from Home presents a weekly activity inspired by artworks in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery Permanent Collection. These activities are for all ages and skill levels, and can be completed with materials that people usually have in their homes.⁣

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Symons Medalist Announced

Confederation Centre of the Arts Announces 2020 Symons Medallist

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Confederation Centre of the Arts announced today that the 2020 Symons Medal will be awarded to Mr. Bob Rae, C.C. on Friday, October 30 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

The Symons Medal—one of Canada’s most prestigious honours—recognizes an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to Canadian life. Held each fall, the medal ceremony and its associated lecture offer a national platform for an eminent Canadian to discuss the nation’s current state, shared histories, and future prospects using themes related to their professional pursuits.

The award is presented at Confederation Centre of the Arts—Canada’s living monument to Canadian Confederation—in honour of the meetings of the Fathers of Confederation, who first gathered at Province House National Historic Site in the fall of 1864.

“On behalf of Professor Thomas H.B. Symons, for whom this lecture is named, and Confederation Centre CEO Steve Bellamy, we are elated to announce Mr. Bob Rae as the 2020 Recipient of the Symons Medal,” says Chair of the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, Robert Sear.

“Mr. Rae is the 20th Medallist in this series, following a formidable line of recipients such as the Right Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair, the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, and Dr. Margaret MacMillan. We look forward to welcoming Mr. Rae to Charlottetown to share his unique perspective on the evolving State of Canada and its nationhood.”

 

Elected 11 times to the House of Commons and the Legislature of Ontario, Mr. Rae served as Ontarios 21st Premier as well as Interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He is the author of five books and three government reports, most recently on the Rohingya Refugee crisis, where he has served as Special Envoy for the Government of Canada.

Mr. Rae is a Companion of the Order of Canada, a member of the Order of Ontario, a Privy Councillor, and a Queens Counsel.  He is a Senior Fellow of Massey College and of the Forum of Federations, an international NGO, which he co-founded in 1998. He received a Lifetime Parliamentary Achievement Award in 2018 and has received many other honours in Canada and internationally. He lives in Toronto with wife Arlene Perly Rae; they have three children and five grandchildren.

The 2020 Ceremony will take place in the Homburg Theatre at Confederation Centre and will also be live-streamed. In the event of any continued limitations around public gatherings this fall, the Centre will announce updates regarding the expanded use of the live-stream.  

Tickets for this important ceremony will be available via the Box Office at a later date. Stay tuned for further event updates on social media: @confedcentre and via hashtag, #Symons2020.

About the Lecture: The Symons Medal and Lecture Series is named in honour of Professor Thomas H.B. Symons, a long-time supporter of Confederation Centre and a Board Governor. Read more here.

Symons Medallists: Since 2004, the Centre has honoured 19 distinguished Symons Medallists:

·         2019 Senator Murray Sinclair, Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

  • 2018 Dr. Margaret MacMillan, historian
  • 2017 The Right Honourable Prime Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
  • 2016 Antonine Maillet, novelist and playwright
  • 2015 Paul Gross, actor, writer, director
  • 2014 Stephen Lewis, politician, human rights activist, UN Special Envoy
  • 2014 His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
  • 2013 The Right Honourable Paul Martin
  • 2012 Dr. David Suzuki
  • 2011 Dr. Ivan Fellegi, former Chief Statistician of Canada
  • 2010 The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada
  • 2009 Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, national Inuit organization
  • 2008 The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada
  • 2008 Dr. Ian E. Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada
  • 2007 The Honourable John Crosbie
  • 2007 The Honourable Peter Lougheed
  • 2006 Mark Starowicz, producer and journalist
  • 2005 The Honourable Roy McMurtry, Chief Justice of Ontario
  • 2004 The Honourable Jean Charest, Premier of Quebec

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Confederation Centre of the Arts is Prince Edward Island’s national arts centre. Its mission is to inspire and engage, through visual and performing arts, to celebrate an evolving Canada. The Centre offers programming in theatre, music, dance, visual arts, heritage, and arts education. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that depends on earned revenue for approximately 65 % of its annual budget. The COVID-19 pandemic has put the Centre in an unprecedented situation with very limited earned revenue streams until gathering restrictions are lifted. However, the province’s easing of restrictions on gatherings offers some hope that Islanders will be able to gather together to celebrate in the near future.
The purpose of this survey is to better understand Islanders’ intentions and reservations about gathering even as restrictions continue to ease. We appreciate you taking the time to answer the questions below.
It will take approx 10 minutes of your time and will give us valuable data as we consider our next steps forward. All data collected is anonymous and participants will be entered into a draw to win a $100 gift card. Thank you.

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

Getting Married? Get This!

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We have an exciting announcement about a brand new venue for couples who are planning an intimate wedding 💍

Visit the Confederation Centre website to learn more: https://confederationcentre.com/venues-rentals/weddings/

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Art Classes From Home

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Episode 4 of ‘Art Class from Home’ is here with another at-home art lesson! 🎨🏠

This week, Visual Arts Educator Evan Furness will teach you about organic and geometric shapes, inspired by Robert Youds’s “light painting” titled ‘visiteur’ (1998). Watch the demo below, and try these techniques out yourself.

Get the activity instruction PDF here: https://confederationcentre.com/…/No.-4-The-Colour-and-the-…

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CCAG Art Class from Home presents a weekly activity inspired by artworks in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery Permanent Collection. These activities are for all ages and skill levels, and can be completed with materials that people usually have in their homes.⁣

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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Check Out Cournoyer

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ICYMI: Rejean Cournoyer, who was set to perform in the Charlottetown Festival this summer before the cancellation, joined Matt Rainnie on CBC Prince Edward Island Mainstreet as the Spintime DJ. 🎙📻

Check it out: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-130-mainstreet-pei/clip/15775726-spin-time-rejean-cournoyer

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It’s Thank You Thursday

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To everyone who made a gesture of support for a neighbour, charity, community organization, or non-profit on #GivingTuesdayNow, we say THANK YOU!

Confed Centre is a non-profit charity that depends on the generosity of Canadians in order to fulfill its mission as a hub for performing and visual arts, arts education, and heritage.

The support we received on #GivingTuesdayNow will help us overcome the unprecedented impact of COVID-19.

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Mustering Support Today

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To muster support for organizations across the province, today we are celebrating #GivingTuesdayNow. 🧡🤲

“These unprecedented times have left the Centre and many Island non-profit and charitable organizations in a deep state of uncertainty about the future. Together we can help overcome these extraordinary challenges by choosing to be benevolent in whatever ways we can and expressing our community spirit.” shares CEO Steve Bellamy.

People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow; whether by helping a neighbour, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes—every act counts.

Check out our stories throughout the day to learn how Confed Centre puts your donations to work for our community!

Learn more: https://confederationcentre.com/giving-tuesday/

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Gravedigger Still On the Go

Gravedigger Ghost Tour

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Join the Gravedigger as he leads you through a spooky ghost tour of Historic Charlottetown. Expect stories of unsolved murders, ghostly hauntings, and executions, and learn of the superstitious beliefs of Islanders past.

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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse