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Sixty Days of Fame Exhibit

Canadian Cities and Viking Pottery

Artists, Karin H. Melzer and Andrew A. Melzer

 

Canadian Cities and Viking Pottery is a joint exhibit with Karin H. Melzer and Andrew A. Melzer featuring their two disciplines of pottery and painting.

 

The Viking pottery is the art of Karin who also works in the mediums of textiles, painting and writing. She loves folk art and is inspired by her beautiful surroundings in nature.  There is a deep love for the magical and her Scandinavian heritage (Swedish/Norwegian), which has influenced her work strongly.

 

Karin was educated in art in Switzerland and at Cornish School for the Allied Arts in Seattle.  She has taught art in California and PEI. Karin has exhibited in Los Angeles at the Craft and Folk Art Museum and at Barnsdall Art Center. She had a solo show at the Guild in Charlottetown, as well as numerous gallery showings including Parks Canada, MacNaught History Centre, and Eptek Art and Culture Centre.

 

For the joint show, Andrew, who is a composer, record producer, writer and painter, has created the collection, Canadian Cities compromised of thirteen, 16 X 24 acrylic paintings on canvas. They are maps of one city from each province and territory in the oppositional geometric style. The cities are Charlottetown, Edmonton, Fredericton, Halifax, Montreal, Saskatoon, St John’s, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Iqaluit, Whitehorse and Yellowknife.

 

This will be Andrew’s second art exhibit, the first being at The Guild in February of 2021.

 

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Culture Summerside’s Historic Ghostwalk is back!

Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc in partnership with Culture Summerside, present the 22nd Historic Ghostwalk, Thursday, October 20th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.
 
Guided tours of historic Summerside to hear the spirits (volunteer actors) tell true stories of Halloween and the darker side of Island history. New scripts produced every year based on real historical stories. Delicious hot apple grog served following tour. Guided tours leave every ten minutes from MacNaught History Centre and Archives, 75 Spring Street.
 
Tickets must be pre-purchased to confirm tour time. Tickets are $10.00 (Children under 6 free) and must be paid for when booked. No refunds due to demand and limited openings.
Purchase tickets by calling MacNaught History Centre, 902-432-1332 or drop by, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Dress for the weather. Only intense weather systems prevent Ghostwalk from happening.
 
We hope to see you for a scarily good time!

 


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 The book “Lighting the Way: The Story of Summerside Electric 1920 -2020” is available for purchase!

For the past year and a half, the staff of Culture Summerside have been engaged in putting into print the 100-year history of Summerside Electric, the municipal utility that serves 11 percent of Prince Edward Island’s electric customers.

The book tells the amazing story of how the 1920 Summerside Town Council purchased a rundown private electric company and turned it into a municipal asset that has proven of great benefit to the community for over 100 years. Being in the electric business has not been a smooth ride for the only municipally owned electric utility on the Island. The journey has been one of drama, intrigue, ingenuity, and sheer determination. The book is in part a social history of how electricity has influenced the lives of humanity, becoming the behind-the-scenes workhorse of civilization.

Lighting the Way: The Story of Summerside Electric 1920 – 2020, is available for purchase at the MacNaught History Centre and Archives (75 Spring Street) from Tuesday to Saturday, and at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre (205 Prince Street) Monday to Friday. Lighting the Way: The Story of Summerside Electric 1920 – 2020, is available for purchase a at the MacNaught History Centre and Archives (75 Spring Street) from Tuesday to Saturday, and at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre (205 Prince Street) Monday to Friday. It is also available for purchase at Summerside City Hall and Coles at the County Fair Mall in Summerside. The book is also for sale in Charlottetown at The Bookmark and Indigo. 

 

 

 

 
   

 

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