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‘Blessed Assurance’ Shines Light in Song at The Guild

Blessed Assurance: The Story and Songs of Fanny Crosby is created and performed by Islanders Pamela Campbell and Nancy Beck. This delightful hour-long musical explores the remarkable life of the woman behind many of our most cherished and familiar hymns.


Come join in on favourites like “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross”, “To God Be the Glory”, “All the Way My Saviour Leads Me”, “Praise Him, Praise Him, Jesus Our Blessed Redeemer” and, of course, “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine”. Lyrics are provided!

Blessed Assurance plays at The Guild August 6th at 2 PM.

Side By Side By Side

More than ten years ago Betty Jenkins, Mary Ploughman Jones, Linda Shaw Packard, and Mary Roscoe Robertson began their creative journey together. From their promising beginning as participants in the PEI Studio Tour, to the North Winds Exhibition and then six successful years operating Howes Hall Gallery they have evolved both as a group and individually.

2016-07-22-03-10-41-TG-D02-23072016 Art Show

The title “Side by Each” at The Guild reflects the mutual evolution of individual artistic paths. This special relationship is easily identifiable in this new lyrical exhibition of mature, exciting work. The pieces complement and contrast one with the other and celebrate both a professional and personal cohesion.

Throughout the exhibition, the artists will be at The Guild Gallery to discuss their work and give on­site demonstrations. Contact The Guild at 902-620-3333 or follow social media for demonstration times.

A Matter of Heart

Canadian music legend, Stan Rogers is known for the incredible stories of fishing, farming, and rural Canadian life he told through his music. Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart is a tribute and theatrical ceilidh-style celebration of the late Canadian folk artist, featuring over 20 of his songs, including hits like Barrett’s Privateers, Northwest Passage, and The Mary Ellen Carter.


The show has performed to critical acclaim across the country over the past two decades, and now takes the stage at The Guild for the first time. Directed by Geordie Brown, this all-new production features the best in Canadian and PEI talent.

With its life-affirming themes, and its passionate songs of determination and optimism, this is a show that resonates powerfully with every Canadian.

Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart is presented with the generous support of The Guild and the Van Wart Young Artists Fund, under CAEA’s Artists Collective Policy. The show plays Tuesdays and Wednesdays at The Guild July through September.


‘The Things That We Miss’ a Hit at The Guild

Visual artist Suzanne O’Callaghan is presenting an exhibition of new work at The Gallery at The Guild in July. The show, called ‘The Things That We Miss’, features a series of large acrylic paintings borrowed from the artist’s memories, those of friends on the Island, across Canada and beyond. Since last autumn the artist has been collecting reminiscences and musings and then, as common threads became apparent, documenting them in paint.


Created in the last year, the works deal with a cross-section of things missed. From childhood to the beginnings of independence as teens (as in “Memory of a Girl”), the evolving nature of sexuality, loved and lost places, ageing and, most of all, change, the exhibition strives to draw familiar lines between the transitions and vicissitudes of life.

Painted in the ardent palette the artist has been working with for the last eight years, Miss O’Callaghan’s expressionism-influenced style has been reinterpreted in many of the paintings in what the artist describes as “an allowance for the impression of visual and emotional distance that time imbues”.

‘The Things That We Miss’ is at the Gallery at The Guild from July 5 (the artist’s birthday) – 25. The Guild is located at the corner of Richmond and Queen Streets and is open daily. Throughout the exhibition the artist will be painting in the gallery. Times and days can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Annekenstein Rises Again

After 19 years Annekenstein & Friends is returning to The Guild stage to take back its crown as PEI’s favourite sketch comedy show. Created by Rob MacDonald (Sketch-22, The Popalopalots), the stage show grew from cult favourite to mainstream success by poking fun at all things “Island” during its initial 7-year run.


Annekenstein & Friends plays Saturday nights at The Guild from July 2nd – August 20th.

My Two World’s at Guild

Patricia Bourque will present “My Two World’s” taking place at The Guild, 111 Queen Street, Charlottetown, PEI, On June 22nd to July 3rd 2016.


Patricia is a Mi’kmaq First Nation photographer living in Charlottetown, PEI. Photographing cultural & local PEI events as well as landscapes. Patricia is proud to present her first photograph gallery focusing on life in rural & urban PEI, through her Mi’kmaq eyes. There will be a collection of Patricia’s favorite photographs.

“Mi’kmaq believe that a great spirit created the universe and everything in it. We believe all things – plants, animals, people and Mother Earth herself – all have the Creator’s spirit in them and must be respected. Everything on Earth is connected and sacred.”

Photo Show Opens at the Guild

The PEI Photo Club has undergone several incarnations. The first Camera Club, organized by Roland Taylor in 1937, was short-lived. With the help of Vic Runtz, Roland organized the Charlottetown Camera Club after the end of World War II and supported it for many years. The club currently presents an annual Roland Taylor Award in his honour. The club saw a new birth in 1982 as the Monday Night Club, but the name didn’t stick so the group called itself the PEI Photo Club.


Richard Carson writes: “The ‘pros’ like Carmen Paynter of the PEI Photo Lab, Rollie Taylor of Taylor’s Jewellers who sold Minoltas, and George Wotton were a great help to the members in the early years of the new club.”

Over the years, the Club has benefited from the membership of a Who’s-Who of Island business owners, teachers and commercial photographers, and today it is proud of the diversity of its members ranging from high school students to retirees, from those using point-and-shoot cameras to those who have invested in professional gear.

The 34th Annual PEI Photo Club Print Show opens at the Guild on June 8th. The photo club is grateful to all of the sponsors and volunteers who make this show possible.

Anne & Gilbert Opens at the Guild

Experience Canada’s greatest love story in the critically acclaimed and widely loved musical Anne & Gilbert. Featuring a 20-member cast and orchestra, Anne & Gilbert has become a Canadian theatre sensation with the Toronto Star calling it “a marvel”and proclaiming “the joy of the experience makes this one a winner”.


Hailed in Variety as “delightful” and “utterly charming,” Anne & Gilbert is the story of Anne Shirley’s journey into young adulthood as she experiences her first job, university and a tumultuous romance with Gilbert Blythe.

Award-winning songs, memorable comedy and drama make Anne & Gilbert unforgettable family entertainment.

Based on the novels Anne of the Island and Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery.

Anne & Gilbert opens at the Guild on May 31. Children under 4 will not be permitted to this performance.

Blast From the Past at the Guild

Medieval Times features over 40 pieces of original art by Alison Storey, based on detailed historical research of her birth county, Cumberland, in the North of England. Her love of this period of English history, whether from books, visiting castles, museums, or genealogical research has become a fundamental part of her life, just as art is her passion.


Despite its relative geographical and cultural isolation, Cumberland has provided a rich history for art expression in her chosen period of research; the turbulent ‘Middle Ages’, and, in particular, the period after the ‘Norman Conquest’ of 1066, AD, being able to draw inspiration from a wide variety of castles and ruined abbeys from this period, together with the portrayal of some of the often colorful people who occupied these castles, and their changing loyalties.

Her exhibition presents her interpretation of actual places and people, together with her personal ‘flights of fancy’ fueled by her research. The exhibition features a variety of mediums; collages, acrylics, woodcuts and collagraphs, together with an unusual printmaking process called ‘trace printing’.

Since arriving in Canada in 1971, Alison has been an artist for more than 40 years and has received numerous awards for her work. She has had many solo and juried exhibitions in both Canada and the USA, and since moving to PEI in 2011, she has been providing instruction in acrylic painting and drawing at the Seniors College, and also gives workshops in Printmaking to both children and adults.

Art for Music, Space and Time

Art for Music is a celebration of achievement in the visual arts and media. The performance at The Guild will feature four young, up-and-coming Island artists: Jenna Cyr, Angelina MacKinnon, Julia Dunn, and Emma Doucette. Art for Music is happening on Thursday, May 19th, at 7:30pm.


During the event, Music PEI will be presenting industry awards for Media Person of the Year and Visual Artist of the Year. This year’s nominees for Media Person of the Year are: Blair Arthur Dewar, Karen Mair, Mikey Wasnidge, Todd Maclean.

The 2016 nominees for Visual Artist of the Year are: Sandy Kowalik, Ryan Hutchinson (Visual Communicator), sixeyedcatprintco.

The Gallery at The Guild will feature an exhibit with work from the Visual Artist nominees.

Admission is by donation.