Archive for July 2012
Art in the Open is a FREE art festival which showcases temporary art pieces in Charlottetown’s beautiful parks and public spaces. We are looking for energetic and motivated volunteers for August 25th. The set up and tear down of these temporary art pieces takes a significant amount of work. If you like seeing this type of event take place in your city, why not help out. We promise the sense of accomplishment and community spirit will leave you with a nice happy glow for weeks to come. For this event to work we are going to need a little help from our friends.
Art in the Open is also looking for some face painters, balloon carriers and screen printers to help out August 11th 1:30 to 7:30 @ The PRE CONCERT ART EXTRAVAGANZA! Volunteer shifts range from 2- 3 hours. In return for volunteering your time ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL RECEIVE A TICKET TO THAT NIGHTS CONCERT!
(sign up below to become an official Art in the Open volunteer!)
GET YOUR – AUGUST 11 2012 -JOEL PLASKETT TICKETS TODAY ! WWW.ROCKTHEROW.CA
The Island Fringe Festival Takes the Stage
Scene I: A graveyard at dusk. A group of people stand amidst the headstones. As the sun sets, a man emerges from behind a tree. A few blocks away, near the shore, another audience is introduced to Prospero before he became a Shakespearean legend; while at a downtown cafe, a group of young people attempt to answer life’s big questions. Welcome to the Island Fringe Festival.
The Island Fringe Festival, a member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals, is PEI’s first official Fringe, bringing independent and alternative theatre, comedy, and dance to Charlottetown, August 24 to 26, 2012.
The Island Fringe is a site-specific festival. Inspired by the unconventional shows that Fringe Festivals are famous for, the Island Fringe team has sought out equally unconventional venues. The shows will take place in indoor and outdoor spaces throughout downtown Charlottetown, including coffee shops, bars, and parks.
The line-up for The Island Fringe includes four shows hailing from PEI, as well as one from New York City and another from Ottawa. Five of the shows are world premieres; all are original works. Ranging from highland dance to comedy, Celtic mysticism to a Shakespearean prequel, the shows capture the excitement and energy that make Fringe Festivals so unique.
Festival Director Sarah Segal-Lazar is thrilled to bring Fringe culture to the Island this summer. “It’s something that I’ve wanted to see on the Island for years. Creating a site-specific Fringe Festival makes it easier for performing artists to mount their shows, and for people to come together and discover theatre in a new context.”
The Island Fringe Festival received funding from the City of Charlottetown’s Community Micro Grants program, and is sponsored by The Dunes Studio Gallery and Café. The Fringe is partnered with Art in The Open, happening on August 25th.
Volunteers are essential to making the Festival happen. Volunteering with the Fringe is a great opportunity for people to get involved and learn about mounting productions and festival organization. To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter (@IslandFringe).
For the detailed performance line-up, schedule and venues, visit www.islandfringe.tumblr.com. Tickets
go on sale a few weeks prior to the Festival – look for IFF info booths on Victoria Row and at Beanz.
Board of Directors: Sarah Segal-Lazar • Megan Stewart • Jennifer Carson
Friends of the Festival: Art in the Open • Island Media Arts Coop
The Island Fringe Festival is a member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals
33 Irwin Dr., Charlottetown, PE C1E 1R9 • (902) 314-0025 • email@example.com
written by Anne Deck
Join us in the Schurman Family Studio on Tuesday nights to make art together! Whether you’re an established artist or you dabble in it, we welcome you to bring your supplies along for a few hours of social creativity.
Gail Hodder and B.J. McCarville were the volunteers that organized this evening event last summer, and with their help, Beth Arsenault and I will run the sessions so long as we have participants. So please come along!
I’m thrilled to have this occasion to gather artists together and encourage art making…in my life I don’t have nearly enough occasions to draw or paint. However, I was an organizer for a life drawing club at the University of Toronto for the past 2 years, and I hope that we can hold a few sessions like those this summer.
If you have questions or want to say hello, send me an e mail! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org<
Hope to see you soon!