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Art meets the written word in County collAboRaTive

Art meets the written word in County collAboRaTive

In celebration of the Prince Edward County Studio Tour’s 25th anniversary, the tour has invited talented writers and poets to join with its members in an artistic collaboration called “CountyCollAboRaTive – where art meets the written word”. The resulting works were exhibited with writings and artwork side-by-side at two shows this summer in the County […]

New County resident wins Peoples’ Choice Award

New County resident wins Peoples’ Choice Award

The coveted Peoples’ Choice Award for the 25th Annual Art in the County Juried Show and Sale was presented to new County resident Indra Dosanjh, for her mixed media piece entitled ‘Being Seen’. On hand to accept the award, presented by sponsor Elizabeth Crombie of Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty Brokerage, Dosanjh shared the story behind […]

Federal funding music to ears of the arts

Federal funding music to ears of the arts

Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis announced $25,000 in federal investment for the arts in Prince Edward County. Tuesday morning at Shire Hall he said $15,000 will go to Festival Players and $10,000 to the Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival, through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF). Funding for the Festival Players will support […]

Art in the County’s 25th season opens with art, artists and awards

Art in the County’s 25th season opens with art, artists and awards

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A special edition of the 25th annual Art in the County show and sale (AITC) unfolded in a new location – a renovated portion of The Armoury in Picton – and welcomed an opening night filled with art, artists and awards. On the first day of summer, an invitation-only […]

Fibre Fest knits, spins and hooks crafters from the County and beyond

Fibre Fest knits, spins and hooks crafters from the County and beyond

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A herd of alpacas joined a fluffle of English and French Angora rabbits and a flock of sheep as adorable examples of natural fibres at this year’s second annual Fibre Fest. The humans demonstrated the magical transformation of that fibre in myriad ways. If it was spinning, knitting, felted […]

Special memorial Saturday for heroes and heroines in South Bay Cemetery

Special memorial Saturday for heroes and heroines in South Bay Cemetery

County performer and folklorist Suzanne Pasternak will honour heroes and heroines buried at South Bay in a special program Saturday in the old one-room schoolhouse, next to South Bay Church. The special program, part of the Nature Matters series, begins at 1 p.m. Pasternak has spent 35 years researching and documenting the marine heritage of […]

Prince Edward County youth 'ROC' the Regent with community coaches

Prince Edward County youth ‘ROC’ the Regent with community coaches

Prince Edward County youth brought the house down at the Regent Theatre Thursday night performing music, comedy and dance with professional community coaches. The audience knew it was in for a terrific show with the opening video produced by PECI students of Thomas Davies riding shotgun with PEC OPP Staff Sgt. John Hatch – karoke […]

Into the future with local author Kellough

Into the future with local author Kellough

Author Janet Kellough, noted for her historical series, The Thaddeus Lewis Mysteries, has jumped from the past into the future with the release of her newest book “The Bathwater Conspiracy”. “It’s a real departure from my previous works,” Kellough said. “Most of my writing has been based on Prince Edward County and Upper Canadian history, […]

Art in the County to celebrate silver year in new location

Art in the County to celebrate silver year in new location

Art in the County will celebrate its silver anniversary this year at a new location. The Prince Edward County Arts Council’s premier art exhibition will move to the Armoury Mall as the Books & Company building which was home for the show’s past six years has been sold, and the Lipson Room space on the […]

Full house for page-turning County Reads and County Reads More events

Full house for page-turning County Reads and County Reads More events

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Five well-known County residents enthusiastically championed their favourite Canadian book Thursday night in an exciting page-turning evening. With a who’s who of County authors, writers, publishers and literary fans, The Waring Hall welcomed an impressively-large crowd with standing room only for any late-comers. Now in its ninth year, The […]

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