Rainbows in November

Rainbow Valley is a new musical with a truly PEI flavor. Based on the book of the same title by L.M. Montgomery, and adapted for the stage by Hank Stinson, Rainbow Valley brings a cast of delightful Montgomery characters to life, and is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

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Director Hank Stinson describes the story: “There are many stories in Rainbow Valley. I’ve decided to focus this play on the story of the new minister, his children, and the people they most directly encounter in a small community where the past rules the present. Life presents them with gifts of opportunity and they must decide whether these ‘gifts’ are a blessing or a curse. The children have no problem knowing which is which. The adults, on the other hand, have history which weighs them down, makes receiving these gifts much more difficult. And yet, there is a moment in time when the gift received, (whether in thought, word or action,) will bring them happiness.”

Presented by ACT (a community theatre), Rainbow Valley will be the latest in ACT’s tradition of musicals, and promises to be a strong follow-up to Charlottetown’s summer roster of L.M. Montgomery-based theatre. The show strongly features a young company comprised of Hannah McGaughey, Joe Moak, Brooklyn Riley, George Woods, Fiona Moak, James Ronahan, Jace MacPherson, and Keili Johnston. Also starring Colin Hood, Samantha Bruce, Corin McFadden, and Shelley Tamtom.

Don’t miss this exciting new show at The Guild through November 17th! Young and old will love joining these touching characters as they find happiness down in Rainbow Valley.

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To the Rescue

Join us at the Guild for Gerald Beaulieu‘s fantastic exhibit, “Superheroes”
The theme of Superheroes for me references both a passion for the comic book genre and a fascination of the extraordinary. I want these figures all to be larger than life, displaying an act of desire to go beyond physical limits and the need to transcend imposed boundaries. Each figure in both form and material is in a state of transition, from the ordinary to the extraordinary, from the commonplace to the mythical. These pieces are an attempt to comment on the notion of the heroic, the drastic singular act as solution and answer, the role model to be admired and emulated, the isolation of celebrity and the dualities of public personas and secret identities. Shown together I hope these figures reflect on both the power of the myths they aspire to and the fragility of the reality they inhabit.
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This series has was created over a span of ten years. The final three figures of the series were completed during a month-long residency in 2007 at Gallery Connexion in Fredericton New Brunswick in cooperation with the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. When completed the complete collection was exhibited at the Gallery, the College, and downtown Fredericton.
The structure of all the figures are composed of wood carved into their various poses. Each figure starts out the same, in composition, as the others and are transformed or given their powers, by the various surface treatments applied to the figures. These action figures are not representative of any one character but are compilations derived from the comic genre, mythologies, and legend.
Superheroes is at The Guild through July 28th

Acadie Story Comes to Life

July 8, 2018 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ACADIE STORY at The Guild

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Presented by La Fédération Culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard in collaboration with The Guild, Acadie Story is an interactive bilingual concert series celebrating the story and the traditions of Island Acadians by bringing together a variety of high caliber artists from the six Acadian regions of Prince Edward Island. The audience will discover the cultural richness of the Acadian and Francophone Islanders through traditional music, song and dance as well as other artistic expressions showcasing their story and joie de vivre. Acadie Story presents eight shows on Sundays throughout July and August, starting Sunday, July 8th, each with a special guest celebrating the musical traditions of a particular Island Acadian region.

Very New Art Now

The Gallery @ The Guild presents, in partnership with this town is small inc., new works by Sandi Hartling and Somnia Lucent. This exhibit is supported by Innovation PEI through the PEI Culture Action Plan and curated by this town is small.
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Somnia Lucent’s Waver the Waters is an audio and video installation in perpetual evolution intended to explore the phenomenon of bilocation and non-linear time theory.

Sandi Hartling’s What’s the Difference? is an installation that uses humour to explore metafiction and the construction of reality by combining carpentry and theoretical discourse.

Opening Reception June 13th
On display until July 8th

Hooked and Needled

This first exhibition by a group of dynamic women artists will surprise you with the scope and depth of their original craft work. Drawn together by a love of rug hooking and a shared interest in design and color and with a lively approach to their work, they have produced a vivid display of varied pieces to delight the eye. These include rug hooking, quilting, embroidery and appliqué from pocket-sized pieces to full-sized quilts. These works offer a modern spin on classic projects.
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The focal point of the exhibition is the design by Susan Dundee which has been executed by each of the artists showing her own interpretation of the piece in a variety of mediums. As artists and teachers of our crafts, we are delighted to share our vision of the world.

The group is comprised of Susan Dundee, Caroline Jenner, Shelagh Lindley, Anne Lockhart, Sandra MacDonald, Joanne McVicker and Valerie Moore.

The opening reception for Hooks and Needles, Thread and Wool is at the Guild will be held on May 30th from 7-9 pm.

Here’s to 40

May 26, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“Here’s to 40” a one-woman show presented at The Guild in Charlottetown, PE. Two Nights
only on May 26th and June 6th, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
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The Atlantic Academy of Performing Arts presents “Here’s to 40”. This is a one woman show
written and performed by Sherri-Lee PIke, Directed by Alison Hart with Musical Direction by
Brandon Roy. “Here’s to 40” is the story of Stephanie as she journeys through her 39th year
reflecting on love and life lessons through humor, story, and song.

Kraken It Up

May 11, 2018 10:00 pm – 11:30 am
The Kraken Up Maritime Comedy Showcase is returning to The Guild stage May 11th!
WP_20150419_007This time we have a hand selected crop of all PEI comedians featuring Niti Dhingra and Joe Revell. Co-headling the event are two Island favorites returning home from the big ol’ cities of Toronto and Vancouver respectively. We are super happy to have Taylor Carver and Heather Jordan Ross! The whole event will be hosted by Sam MacDonald.