Pelee Island Artist Workshops: July 25-26

July 25, 12:00-4:00 pm

Melanie Janisse will be offering a workshop that teaches the participants to paint in miniature onto shells, using storytelling, dreams, and fun to obtain the images.  Learn the history of mask in world theatre and how to create a neutral mask fitted specifically to your face with Patricia Fell.

July 26, 4:00-5:45 pm

Discover the freedom of using voice and movement behind the mask you made on Saturday, under the gentle tutelage of Joey Ouellette. Takes place immediately before a concert.

Pelee Island Music Series: The Scarab Club

The PelPIMS Posteree Island Music Series is a growing and eclectic series of concerts and other artistic events featuring spoken word, live performance, & visual arts. The performances take place on Sundays in June, July, and August in a disused fossilized limestone quarry and restored former landfill. Primarily promoting local professional artists, we are very pleased to host approximately 30 artists for week long residencies this year. These professional artists from differing genres will lead workshops and master classes we are offering twice a week that are open to all community members at no cost. Our finalé performance of The Hidden Fairy, written by Pamela Cole, is an original collaborative, improvised jazz opera featuring community participants, and will take place on Aug. 16th, 2015. Admission is $10 (no charge for children), please BYOC (bring your own chair), limited seating available.

July 26, 2015, 6:00 pm

Word: Melanie Janisse has explored the lives of the composers represented in the Scarab Club’s programme.
Music: The Scarab Club are an ecclesiastical group of classical musicians based in Detroit with members from as far away as France. They perform chamber music of the 20th century with an effortless grace.
Art: in collaboration with Melanie Janisse, renaissance artist and space developer, and Patricia Fell, installation artist & machinista.

Artist Workshops

Come early or make a weekend of it and attend one of this weekend’s Artist Workshops, with Melanie Janisse, Patricia Fell, and Joey Ouellette.


The Quarry is located on East West Road on Pelee Island. From the ferry terminal, turn right and walk along W Shore Road, then turn left onto East West Road. The Quarry will be ahead on your left. It will take about 10-15 minutes to walk from the ferry terminal.

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