New Confederation Centre Exhibition to Feature Hockey & Beer

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The Confederation Centre of the Arts has revealed plans for an new exhibition called Hockey Bar, described by Art Gallery Curator Pan Wendt as “combin[ing] two of Canada’s favourite pastimes, hockey and beer.”

Curated by “The King and I” – a collaboration between Toronto-based Stefan Hancherow and Halifax-based Eleanor King (pictured above) – and set to run from February 4th to April 15th, 2012, the Hockey Bar exhibition will see the Centre’s Entrance Gallery “transformed into a welcoming social space that features both hockey and beer related artworks alongside [Prince Edward] Island hockey memorabilia.”

Designed to resemble a classic sports bar with an artistic touch, the exhibit will feature a unique combination of artworks and objects including: Graeme Patterson’s Ten Point Game, a table-hockey based sculpture featuring an animation narrated by Darryl Sittler; Ali Nickerson’s altered bar stool, Colleen; and from the Confederation Centre Art Gallery’s collection, Andy Warhol’s Wayne Gretzky 99. In addition, an assortment of beer kegs, bottles and labels will be on display.

Hockey Bar will open with a special “happy hour” celebration on Saturday February 4th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with beer and drinks being served from the exhibition’s bar. Happy hours will also be held during the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada 2012 celebrations which will be taking place February 8th to 11th throughout Prince Edward Island.

More details on the exhibition and related events can be found on the Confederation Centre of the Arts website.

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