The Centre for All Canadians

The Debbie Show: Views from the Desk

After almost 24 years of greeting gallery guests, and witnessing close to 50 percent of the exhibitions mounted in the gallery, receptionist Debbie Muttart shares her favourite pieces from the vault of the art gallery.

As the gallery receptionist, Debbie Muttart has spent more time in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery than perhaps any other person. Here for hundreds of shows, Debbie has helped introduce countless people to an ever-changing gallery experience. This exhibition celebrates her nearly 25-year career as an integral member of the Confederation Centre staff.

Growing up in Charlottetown, the Centre drew Debbie in at an early age; with formative teenage hours spent in the many welcoming pockets that this building provides. Since then she has  been introducing this captivating space to the thousands who visit each year.

Works that have been chosen from the gallery’s collection are shaped by Debbie’s interactions with the many artists she has met, by her connection to the work presented, and by her daily interactions with the public who have come to explore. Debbie’s love of animals, to which anyone who knows her can attest, also helped shape the works chosen. From landscape to sculpture, from mural to repurposed object, the binding tie is Debbie’s hope that this show be calm and welcoming, a reflection of her role and of the gallery itself.

Participating artists:

Don Andrus

Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith

Geoffrey Bennett

Blair Bruce

Lindee Climo

Alex Colville

Ken Danby

Forshaw Day

Aganetha Dyck

Tom Forrestall

Marc-Aurèle Fortin

Lawren Harris

Johnny Inukpuk

Cornelius Krieghoff

Jean Paul Lemieux

Arthur Lismer

Gary Olson

Paul Peel

George Pepper

Erica Rutherford

Sarah Saunders

Richard Sewell

George Thresher

Marion Wagschal

Mitchell Wiebe

 

 

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What are Relaxed Performances?

 

Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.

 

 

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