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Last Chance to view ‘This Anne Place' at Confederation Centre Art Gallery

September 2, 2014

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) - A popular exhibition comes to a close this weekend that celebrates the generative genius of L.M. Montgomery, her novel Anne of Green Gables, and the golden 50th season of Anne of Green Gables-The MusicalTM at Confederation Centre.

‘This Anne Place: Anne of Green Gables as Idea, Book, and Musical,' curated by Dr. Elizabeth R. Epperly is on exhibit until September 7 in the concourse gallery. Appreciation is extended to Hyndman and Company for sponsoring this commemorative exhibition.

Included are several of Montgomery's photographic images; pages from her handwritten manuscript of Anne of Green Gables, a cultural treasure preserved in the Gallery's permanent collection; three first-edition copies of the novel, and even Montgomery's own watch, both courtesy of the L.M. Montgomery Institute, UPEI. Other featured items are artifacts from various seasons of Anne of Green Gables-The MusicalTM, including wardrobe pieces, props, set pieces, and original sketches from costume designer Marie Day.

Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908, was an immediate best seller and has since sold millions of copies in more than 30 languages. Don Harron, and Norman and Elaine Campbell, believed that only a musical could hope to capture, for theatre, the magic of Montgomery's writing and Anne's imagination. 50 years later, the musical holds a Guinness World Record for longest-running annual production, and has toured to dozens of corners of the globe. Anne of Green Gables-The MusicalTM plays in the Centre's Homburg Theatre until September 24, 2014.

The gallery is on summer hours until October 19, and is open Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit confederationcentre.com/artgallery.

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Image cutline: Anne and Matthew ‘throw the plates,' 1965, Jamie Ray and Peter Mews; an exhibit included in ‘This Anne Place,' closing September 7 at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (George Wotton photo).

Media contact:
Fraser McCallum, Communications Manager, Confederation Centre of the Arts
T: 902.628.6135 (office) E: fmccallum@confederationcentre.com
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Confederation Centre of the Arts is Canada's national memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Home to a national art gallery and The Charlottetown Festival, this living memorial is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014, and continues to present the finest in Canadian visual and performing arts, heritage programming, and arts education.