“My Favourite Things” by Rita Arsenault
Culture Summerside’s Sixty Days of Fame Series Features New Exhibit
“My Favourite Things” is the title that artist Rita Arsenault has given her first solo exhibit, now showing at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre in Summerside. Fifteen of Arsenault’s paintings make up the show. The St. Timothy artist, who is a founding member of La Palette Cooperative, first started painting in oils with artist Emily Durant approximately 25 years ago. After retiring from a 35-year career as teacher-librarian at Evangeline School, she returned to painting and explored new techniques and styles using acrylics with Lise Genova as her teacher. Throughout the years she has taken workshops with artists such as Annie Morin, Sandi Komst, Henry Purdy and Arno Freitag.
Arsenault’s favourite pastimes, including gardening and nature walks, often serve as inspiration for her paintings. She loves to capture the beauty of nature in her work, be it through flowers, birds or landscapes. Another fun subject for her is capturing special moments of her three young grandsons.
“My Favourite Things” Exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street. The closing date for the show is November 30th.
Tickets are now on sale for our Historic Ghostwalk!
Ghostwalk will take place on Thursday, October 21, 2021. In keeping with COVID -19 safety precautions, the format of Ghostwalk will be the same as last year and will be presented as a sit-down show.
Instead of a walk through the historic district to meet the spirits, they will present themselves to you in the yard of Wyatt Heritage Properties during three shows. Ghostwalk presents the history of Halloween and the darker side of Island history. There will be no jump scares; however, we are certain these stories will give you just the right amount of scare and unease, because after all, these stories are all true.
Tickets are now on sale for the 6:30 pm show, 8 pm show and 9:30 pm show at the MacNaught History Centre and Archives, 75 Spring Street, Summerside, Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 4:00 pm or by calling 902-432-1332. All seats are $10.00 and as tickets are limited, there is a no-refund policy. Non-medical masks are encouraged, please dress for the weather.
Buy your tickets today before time runs out- the spirits are waiting!
- Please note: It is a requirement from the Chief Public Health Office that participants of events must be fully vaccinated and are required to show proof of their vaccination record for admittance to the event. To attend Ghostwalk, attendees will be required to present their PEI VAX Pass and government issued photo ID. Full details can be found on the Health PEI website: www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/pei-vax-pass-program-frequently-asked-questions-for-residents
Congratulations to Recipients of the City of Summerside’s
Heritage and Culture Awards
We would like to congratulate all of the award winners on their wonderful accomplishments!
To view photos of the event, and to read the full citations of each award recipient, please visit https://www.wyattheritagepropertiesinc.com/heritage-and…