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Trading Card Time

It’s Time to Sign Up for the 15th Annual Artist Trading Cards event!

-Confederation Centre Art Gallery makes call for Artist Trading Cards registrations-

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is looking for artists of all ages and disciplines, professional and non-professional, to register for their upcoming summer event, Artist Trading Cards. The 15th annual trading event will be held on Thursday, August 12 at 7 p.m.

With the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the CCAG cannot accommodate more than 39 people per event, therefore registration for Artist Trading Cards will be limited to 39 participants. However, this number does not include participants who will be mailing their cards in to the gallery. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis and those submitting are kindly asked to inform organizers if they become unable to participate in the event on site, as a waiting list will be used. 

The main requirement is the size: cards MUST be the same size as modern baseball cards, or 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches (6 cm x 9 cm)–small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets or sheets. Also, ATC’s must be self-produced. The artist’s name and contact information, as well as the card title and the edition or series number, is to be written on the back. For more information on ATCs, please click here.

This year’s registration deadline is Friday, July 9. Shortly after registration, participants will be contacted to confirm the number of cards they will need to make for the event; those who sign up will have to make as many cards as there are participants. 

The ever-popular trading event will be held in Memorial Hall to allow for social distancing. Participants will be required to wear a mask. Further details on the evening’s program will be announced at a later date. Should there be a change in the local COVID-19 situation, participants will be updated as needed.

For more information, or to register, please contact Monique Lafontaine by email at moniquel@confederationcentre.com.

Theatre PEI

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Soup’s On!

Soup’Art is back!

Come out to the fifth annual event

As part of the 2019 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, the public is invited to the fifth annual Soup’Art to celebrate International Francophonie Day. This event will take place at Confederation Centre of the Art’s Studio 1, on Wednesday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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The audience will be served a bevy of delightful soups from many different countries with some gluten-free and vegan options. This experience will be enhanced by a rich exhibition of visual art and crafts created by Island artists and artisans, as well as jazz piano with Todd MacLean and singer-songwriter Fayo.

“SOUP’ART has been tremendously popular. The public enjoyed both the soups and the arts that were on view,” says Monique Lafontaine, French programming and arts education coordinator with the Centre. “This year we are proud to be including a performance by Acadian artist Fayo who now calls P.E.I. home.”

Admission to this event is free and all are welcome. In the spirit of sharing, members of the public are asked to bring cash donation for the Soup Kitchen.

This great event is a partnership of Confederation Centre of the Arts, La Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean, and the World Acadian Congress.

For more information, please contact Monique Lafontaine at moniquel@confederationcentre.com or Germain Arsenault at germain.fcipe@gmail.com.

Prince Edward Island Theatre Network

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

Songs Stories and Soup

As part of the 2017 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie and International Francophonie Day, the public is invited to the fourth annual edition of SOUP’ART at Confederation Centre of the Arts. This event will take place in Studio 1, Monday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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The audience will be served a bevy of delightful soups from many different countries, with gluten free and vegetarian options available. This experience will be enhanced by a rich exhibition of visual art from the Acadian and Francophone community as well as arts and crafts created by newcomers to Canada.

“SOUP’ART has been tremendously popular the last three years,” says Monique Lafontaine, French programming and arts education director with the Centre. “This year again, the event will feature live jazz performance from local pianist Sean Ferris at 7 p.m., followed by Acadian storytelling for all ages.”

The evening will also include trivia segments and door prizes. Admission is free and all are welcome. In the spirit of sharing, members of the public are asked to bring a cash donation for the Soup Kitchen.

This fun-filled gathering is a partnership of Confederation Centre of the Arts, La Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Société Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin, and Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean. For more information, please contact Monique Lafontaine at moniquel@confederationcentre.com or Germain Arsenault at germain.fcipe@gmail.com.

Soup’s On!

As part of the 2016 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie and International Francophonie Day, the public is invited to the third annual edition of SOUP’ART at Confederation Centre of the Arts. This event will take place in Studio 1, this Monday, March 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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The audience will be served a bevy of delightful soups from many different countries. This experience will be enhanced by a rich exhibition of visual art from the Acadian community as well as arts and crafts created by newcomers to Canada.

“SOUP’ART has been tremendously popular the last two years. The public enjoyed both the soups and the arts that were on view,” says Monique Lafontaine, French programming and arts education director with the Centre. “This year we are proud to be including a performance performer and artist Yao who will warm your heart with his rich and deep voice.”

Born in Ivory Coast, Yao emigrated to Ontario at the age of 13. This musician, singer, poet, and actor is a modern troubadour. His music is a gentle mix of slam, jazz, and blues, and his texts are poems created to be put to music. The evening will also include brief trivia segments and door prizes.

Admission to this event is free and all are welcome. In the spirit of sharing, members of the public are asked to bring a cash donation for the Syrian Refugee Fund.

This great event, which coincides with the first day of spring, is a partnership of Confederation Centre of the Arts, La Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Société Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin and Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean.