THE OTHER Aesthetic

Article by James Chambers

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S A PHOTOGRAPHER, and teacher of art and design, I commonly use the following words to clarify for my students, according to accepted standards, what the art world considers “good” or “bad.”

These definitions are from the Random House Dictionary: AESTHETIC: pertaining to a sense of the beautiful; having a sense of the beautiful characterized

THE “NEW LOOK” at 70

Article by Frann Harris
FOR CENTURIES THE “CITY OF LIGHT” HAS INSPIRED THINKERS, LEADERS, AND ARTISTS. PARIS—THE ARBITER ELEGANTIARUM, OR AUTHORITY ON SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND TASTE— WAS WHERE THE WORLD’S DIPLOMATS AND ENVOYS CONVENED ON FEBRUARY 10,1947, TO SIGN THE DOCUMENTS OFFICIALLY ENDING WWII.

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wo days later, Christian Dior presented his first collection. Dior had fought in the war

New BEGINNINGS

Article by Tanya Bouchard
THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION AT PIER 2I IN HALIFAX IS CANADA’S NEWEST AND SIXTH NATIONAL MUSEUM. THE NEW CROWN CORPORATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN FEBRUARY OF 20II, AND TOOK OVER THE OPERATIONS OF ITS PREDECESSOR, THE PIER 2I SOCIETY. WITH THE NEW INSTITUTION CAME THE NATIONAL MANDATE TO EXPLORE IMMIGRATION TO CANADA FROM ALL POINTS OF

The Red Clay of PEI and the Career of MARY ALLISON DOULL

Article by Leanne Gaudet

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CURIOUS TURQUOISE, white, and navy coloured earthenware vase currently resides in the collection of the Eptek Art and Culture Centre in Summerside, Prince Edward Island (PEI). Upon first inspection, the vase might leave viewers feeling unimpressed: the navy glaze is smudged, causing the design to appear blurry and unrefined, while the underlying turquoise glaze drips

FITTING CLOTHES for Louis Riel

Article by Frann Harris

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HEN THE OPENING NIGHT OF LOUIS RIEL loomed on Gillian Gallow’s calendar, she considered how the wardrobe team could complete the costumes in time. The costume designer for the Canadian Opera Company’s new production realized that, in particular, embroidering the costumes would be extremely time-consuming. She also wanted the embroidery to look authentic, to create

THE ART OF QUILTING

Article by Sandi Wingrove
One Piece at a Time

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had no intention of ever becoming a quilter.

My grandmother and several friends got together weekly, when their busy lives allowed, to piece and stitch, and to trade fabrics, stories, and political views. Their output was about two and-a-half quilts a year, so each woman brought home a finished quilt