(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is celebrating the final month of the exhibition Who’s Your Mother? Women Artists of P.E.I., 1964 to the Present with a variety of events. These will highlight and compliment the exhibition, which features works from more than 40 Island women artists spanning multiple generations.
The ‘Women in Performance’ Series is the first program and takes place this Saturday, May 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. This event will include the following live performances:
- Donnalee Downe, who is presenting Sit Down with Downe, an interactive durational performance in the Gallery’s Recharge Lounge;
- Sandi Hartling in a durational ambient piece called How many variations does it take?; and,
- Sarah Wendt and Pascal Dufaux in a live performance piece entitled The mountains move while my fingernails grow.
Wendt and Dufaux’s work will include the showing of recent short films made in Newfoundland. The short films are shot in an almost nature documentary style in landscapes of barren rocks and cliff-faces in the strange and fantastical scenery of the Tablelands, in Gros Morne, Newfoundland. Wendt will perform a live DJ set live in reaction to these works. This musical soundtrack will be made up of looping, field recordings, and electronic instruments.
The final event at the CCAG is the ‘Women Artists of P.E.I. Mother’s Day Panel’ on Sunday, May 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Gallery:
- Moderated by D’Arcy Wilson, an artist and assistant professor of Visual Arts at Memorial University, this panel will include Mari Basiletti, Sandy Kowalik, and Rilla Marshall—all women featrued in the exhibition. The panel will also feature Jane Ledwell, executive director of the P.E.I. Advisory Council on the Status of Women.