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ArtTalk of the town this August

August 6, 2013

Popular weekly art lecture series continues at Confederation Centre Art Gallery

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) - The Confederation Centre Art Gallery continues its summer ArtTalk series with three more Thursday evening events in August. Each event features refreshments, and is free of charge.

On Thursday, August 8, at 7 p.m., Calgary-based artists-in-residence Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton will give a presentation about their work and new project, Hunter, Gatherer, Purveyor. Moschopedis and Rushton are conducting a tour of Eastern Canada from August to October with the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Their work involves public engagement, and the pair will be a regular sight in downtown Charlottetown as they interact with residents and visitors as part of their project to collect vegetation from the capital city's nooks and crannies and turn it into edible-art in the form of popsicles. Yes, popsicles!

On August 15 at 6 p.m., the Gallery will celebrate the opening of Ni'n na L'nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island, with a public reception. Produced by the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I., the exhibition explores the history and stories of P.E.I. Mi'kmaq. The show was created with financial support from the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage and technical assistance from Parks Canada.

Finally, on August 22 at 7 p.m., Cape Breton artist Ursula Johnson will give a talk on the Mi'kmaw basket. The granddaughter of a well-known Eskasoni basket-maker, Johnson has studied the history of the basket, its display, collection, and use. She is an engaging speaker and storyteller, with a background in visual art and theatre, and is currently the artist-in-residence at the Cape Breton University Art Gallery. She will be presenting performances at Charlottetown's outdoor art festival, Art in the Open, August 24, from 4 to12 p.m. -30-

Photo Cutline: Ursula Johnson, Elmiet, performance at Nocturne, 2010, Halifax. 

Media contact:
Fraser McCallum, Communications Manager, Confederation Centre of the Arts
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