Gerard Clarkes in front of the Procession [photo: Millefiore Clarkes]

A Haunted Land

The art and music of Gerard Clarkes—May 30

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The Confederation Centre Art Gallery invites the public to a free event May 30 at 2 pm, celebrating the many talents of Gerard Clarkes. The PEI painter, whose work is currently on display at the CCAG in the exhibition Gerard Clarkes: A Haunted Land, is also a musical composer.

This event is an opportunity for the public to experience his music. It will feature two short musical performances presented by Don Fraser, director of the Choral Music Programme at Confederation Centre, on piano, with vocalist Suzanne Campbell.

The performances will be followed by a conversation between Clarkes and exhibition curator Pan Wendt. Both Fraser and Campbell have performed Clarkes’ compositions before  and will delve into his unique pieces. As Fraser explains, ”Gerard’s work as a composer is varied and utterly fascinating. His knowledge of traditional harmony and voicing allows him to move in freer and by times daring directions sometimes preserving traditional structures and other times expanding the bounds of possibilities.”

Attendees are asked to pre-register online at

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