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CEILIDHS/JAMBOREES/ KITCHEN PARTIES
Ceilidhs are Fridays at St. Peters Circle Club, St. Peters, 7:30-11 p.m., with local entertainment. Admission is $5. Ceilidh at the Irish Hall on June 15 welcomes Michael Pendergast and his group The Pendy’s (Shane Pendergast, Tom McSwiggan, Andy Doucette). Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. There will be a 50/50 draw, and a light lunch is served during intermission. Admission is at the door. The hall is at 582 North River Rd., Charlottetown. Call 902-566-3273. A ceilidh is at the Kaylee Hall,
Fridays, 8-11 p.m. Admission is $5. Music is by Jim Madsen, Donnie MacDonald, Jim Galpin and Elinor MacAulay. Legion kitchen party is at the Summerside Legion, June 16, 2-5 p.m. Richard Wood, Gordon Belsher and Brad Fremlin bring their World Class Kitchen Party shows to the Stanley Bridge Womens’ Institute Hall, corner of Route 6 and Route 224, on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. until Sept. 22. Doors at 7 p.m. Admission is at the door. There will also be ice cream and strawberries available for sale. Helping Hands Band Jamboree
– a special gospel event – is June 16, 7:30 p.m., at St. Anthony’s Hall, Route 2, Woodstock, with funds raised supporting local charities. Admission is at the door. Come and enjoy music, fun and lunch.
Saturday ceilidhs are at the Belfast Rec Centre, 8-11 p.m., with a 50-50 draw and a light lunch. Call Dale Campbell at 902-659-2554.
Reubens Jamboree will be held at the Seaview Hall in Seaview, Route 20, on June 16, 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. There will be a 50/50 draw. Admission is $5. All lunch brought will be shared. Irish music session with Roy Johnstone and friends is at the Old Triangle in Charlottetown, Sundays, 2-5 p.m. Players are welcome. Acoustic music jam is Sunday, 2-8:30 p.m., with the next one June 17, at the Acadian Musical Village (Expo-Centre), Abram-Village, organized by the Acadian Musical Village and the Evangeline Bluegrass Festival. Admission is $3 (adults only) with supper served at 5 p.m. for $10. There is also a door prize and a 50/50 draw. Call 902-8542324. A ceilidh is at the York Community Centre on June 17, 7 p.m., with the house band (Herb MacDougall, Joe Penney, Janice Hebert, Bob Perry, David Moore) and guest performers Elaine O’Connor, Rob Nelson, Cliff Martin, Carman Halman, Emerald Junction (Anne and Ron) and Buddy Longaphie. There will be a 50/50 draw /door prize and lunch. The centre is wheelchair accessible. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Ceilidh is at Kelly’s Cross
Community Centre, June 17, 7 p.m., with Jackie Molyneaux as master of ceremonies. Music will be by the Centre House Band (Elmer Doiron, Bill Campbell, Gertie Campbell, Mike Johnson, Dorothy Farish), with guests Pat Molyneaux, Mike Johnson, Herb McDonald, Brendan Griffin, Vicki Griffin, Hazel St. Amand, Diane Adams Roche, Howard McMaster, Sue Petrie, Joyce Arsenault, Fenton McSwain and Marty Type. The centre is wheelchair accessible and located at 1475, Route 13, Kelly’s Cross. Admission at the door will include a light lunch, tea and coffee. There will also be a 50/50 draw. A kitchen party is at St. Margaret’s Hall, 11394 Northside Rd., June 17, 8 p.m. Music is by Rannie, Kevin and Urban. There will also be a 50/50 draw, door prizes and lunch. Admission is $8. Kitchen party-style entertainment, featuring classic rock, country and anything else, is at The Shed, Slemon Park Hotel and Conference Centre, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. New talent is welcome. There is free admission (for adults of any age). Call Kim, 902-888-7192.
The Stratford Lions Ceilidh is June 19, 7 p.m., at the Cotton Centre, 57 Bunbury Rd. Entertainers include Cliff Martin, Joe and Janice Hebert, Tom Leclair, Urban MacAadam, Larry Keoughan, Christa Young, Cailyn MacAulay and Clarence Deveaux. Admission is $6 with a free lunch. For information, call Erma Rose at 902-569-3956.
A ceilidh is at Bedeque United Church Hall June 19, 7:30 p.m. This will be open mic night. Admission is $6. A light lunch is served. MacKinnon Homestead Scottish Ceilidh Concert Series is Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., until Oct. 2, at MacKinnon Homestead Grounds, 31228 Route 2, Richmond. Call 902854-3513. Parkview ceilidh at 335 Central St., Summerside, is June 20, 7:30 p.m., featuring the group Blue Zone (John Campbell, Mim Murphy, Gary Arsenault, Dave Millar), along with a special guest. There is lunch and a 50/50 draw. A ceilidh is at the Silver Threads Seniors Club, Souris, every Wednesday, 8-11 p.m. There will be an open mike, door prize, 50/50 and a lunch. An informal, acoustic traditional music session is Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., at the Old Triangle, Charlottetown. Players and dancers are welcome. There will be an Irish pub night with Mike Pendergast on June 22, 7 p.m., at Kinkora Place. Admission will be $10. Pub food will be available. The monthly ceilidh concert
at the Bonshaw Hall is June 24, 7- 9 p.m., an all-ages event Performers include Just Passing Time (Becky Allain, Roger Smith, Darke Carr, Guy Robichaud), singer/ songwriter John MacAllar and Jenna-Marie Gallant from Rustico. Also on hand will be local musicians Andrea Corder, Herb MacDonald, Phil Pineau, Laura Lefebvre and Tony the Troubador. There’s a 50/50 draw, lunch and open mic. The venue is accessible for small wheelchairs. Admission is by donation, with proceeds to the P.E.I. chapter Crohn’s and Colitis. For information, phone 902675-4093 or check the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ events/168682423807522/ . A ceilidh is June 24 at the Star of the Sea Senior’s Club in North Rustico, featuring Mary & The Country Gentlemen (Lou Doiron, Theo Wieigers, Mary Smith, Ivor Price, David Moore). Special guest at the show is Millie MacDonald. Admission is at the door. There will be a light lunch and a 50/50 draw. St Paul’s Parish Ceilidh is June 24 at St Paul’s Parish Hall, Route 17A in Sturgeon. Doors open at 6 p.m., and entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5, and tea and biscuits will be served. Entertainers are Allan MacDonald, MacDonald Sisters (Doris and Marie), Marie MacIntyre, Mike Buell and Jo Anne Ford, Kevin Jesso and Kenny MacKinnon, Colton Matheson, Ralph Jenkins; 50+ Club Line Dancers, Mike O’Connor and George Johnson, Urban Chaisson, Wayne MacLean and Irving Hayter. There will be a ceilidh every Wednesday, starting June 27, 7:30 p.m., at the historic Stanley Bridge Women’s Institute Hall (4897 St. Mary’s Rd., Stanley Bridge). Doors open at 7 p.m. Enjoy the Arsenault Trio (Louise Arsenault, Helen Bergeron, Jonathan Arsenault) and Gary Chipman. Admission is at the door or purchase advance tickets online at www. peiceilidhs.com. Q CONCERTS Tribute to Lady Singers of our Century concert is at The Mount Continuing Care Community, 141 Mt. Edward Rd., Charlottetown, June 15, 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Pete Richards is at the Trailside
Café in Mount Stewart, June 15, 8 p.m. Tickets are at www.trailside.ca and Back Alley Music or call 902394-3626 for reservations. Doors and the kitchen open at 6:30 p.m.
Got Blues Matinee is Saturdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m., at The Factory Cookhouse, 189 Kent St., Charlottetown, hosted by Got Blues (Chris Roumbanis and friends Reg Ballagh and Mike Robicheau). Each week there is a special guest, and the second set is always an electric blues jam. On June 16, the guests are singer/ guitarist Mark Haines and keyboardist John Theodore from Nova Scotia (a partial Zippers reunion).
Matthew Byrne is at Harmony House Theatre in Hunter River on June 16, 8 p.m. For tickets, contact the theatre box office. Liam Corcoran, Museum Pieces
is at the Trailside Café in Mount Stewart, June 16, 8 p.m. Tickets are at www.trailside.ca and Back Alley Music or call 902-394-3626 for reservations. Doors and the kitchen open at 6:30 p.m. Souris Live Sunday by the Sea Concert Series continues June 17 at the Souris Legion, 56 Main St., Souris, with a Father’s Day Variety Show, starting at 7 p.m. Donation are at the door. Concert organizers are also taking donations for the Souris Food Bank. Sacred and Popular Canadian Anthems Concerts are being presented by the Tyne Valley & Area Community Choir with the first one at Tyne Valley Presbyterian Church on June 17, 7 p.m. A freewill offering will be collected for local charities. Adyn Townes is at the Trailside Café in Mount Stewart, June 17, 8 p.m. Tickets are at www.trailside.ca and Back Alley Music or call 902394-3626 for reservations. Doors and the kitchen open at 6:30 p.m. A bluegrass and acoustic music concert, featuring the Island Girls with Tania Paynter, Donna Lee Perry, Sadie Perry, Alice Gallant and Judy Bernard, is June 18, 7-9 p.m., at the Summerside Legion. Open mike performers, 7-7:30 p.m., have free admission. Admission for everyone else is $5. There is also a 50/50 draw and door prize. Bring a friend and acoustic instruments for a jam after the concert. Lively Songs for Little People by Michael Pendergast (the Music Man) are casual drop-in shows with a small family-friendly rate, movements, songs, dance and humour. They are Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m., in the food court of Confederation Court Mall and Thursdays at the Stratford Town Hall gym, 10:45 a.m. Old Man Luedecke is at the Trailside Café in Mount Stewart, June 22-23, 8 p.m. Tickets are at www.trailside.ca and Back Alley Music or call 902-394-3626 for reservations. Doors and the kitchen open at 6:30 p.m. Happy Days is being presented by Phase II and Friends at St. Paul’s church in downtown Charlottetown on June 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Guest friends are Heather MacAulay and Nicole Cannell of The Soda Shop Gang. Come and enjoy rock ’n’ roll from the 1950s and ’60s and even dress the part. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance. Contact Gerry Hickey (902-393-3251) or Blaine Murphy (902-393-8379). It’s a fundraiser for St. Paul’s outreach and social justice projects. Alicia Toner and Fast Eddie Thomas are at the Trailside Café in Mount Stewart, June 24, 8 p.m. Tickets are at www.trailside.ca and Back Alley Music or call 902-3943626 for reservations. Doors and the kitchen open at 6:30 p.m.
FallBack 1950s/’60s dances are Thursdays, 8-11 p.m., at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex, 110 Water St., Summerside. Admission is at door. Call 902-315-0817.
P.E.I. Mutual Festival of Small
Halls is June 10-24 at venues across the province. For more information, go to www.smallhalls.com.
Evangeline Recreation Centre, the Acadian Musical Village and Mont Carmel Parish hold a Chase the Ace draw every Friday at Acadian Musical Village, Abram-Village. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the draw at 9 p.m. There is free admission to this event, which is for those 19 years and over. Contact 902-854-3300. Rock Barra Artist Retreat annual Let Them Eat Cake! social and
fundraiser is June 16 at The Haviland Club in Charlottetown. Music, sampling of dozens of specialty cakes and an art auction round out the evening. With this being the 15th anniversary of the filming of “The Ballad of Jack and Rose” at Rock Barra Artist Retreat, a personal item of Daniel Day Lewis’s, who was the main lead in the film, will be auctioned off. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets can be bought at the door. All proceeds go towards the maintenance of Rock Barra Artist Retreat, a 20-acre seaside retreat with four natural micro-systems. Visit www.rockbarraretreat.com.
FallBack 1950s/’60s dances are Fridays, 8-11 p.m., at the Delta Prince Edward, 18 Queen St., Charlottetown. Admission is at the door. Call 902-315-0817.
A dance with Wrecking Crew is at the Kaylee Hall on June 16 beginning at 8 p.m.
Dance is at 56 St. Peters Rd., Charlottetown on June 16, 9 p.m. to midnight. Music is Music and Friends. There’s a free lunch and a 50/50 draw.
Dance is June 9, 9 p.m. to midnight, at Club 50 in Abram-Village. Music will be provided by DJ Paul Arsenault from Summerside. There will be a light lunch and a 50/50 draw. Admission is $6. A dance is at Hillsborough Park
on June 20, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Music by Country Classics with Billy Matthews, Mike McGarry and Judy Lowe. It includes a free lunch and a 50/50.
THEATRE/COMEDY /DANCE/VARIETY SHOWS
Charlottetown Burlesque is at The Guild in Charlottetown on June 16 with the 1940sinspired “Femmes Fatales”. The bar opens at 10 p.m., and the doors open at 10:30 p.m. The show, for those 19 and over, starts at 11 p.m. For tickets and information, contact the box office.
Dance Virtuosa: THIS IS ME is at Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside, June 16, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., and June 17, 4 p.m. For tickets, contact the box office.
“Anne & Gilbert” continues at The Guild in Charlottetown with select evening and afternoon shows. For showtimes and tickets, contact the theatre box office.
“Anne of Green Gables–The Musical” is in the Homburg Threatre of Confederation Centre of the Arts, on select dates, beginning June 18. For tickets, contact the box office.
“Bubbles & Bells”, an interactive show for babies and toddlers, is at The Guild in Charlottetown, June 20, 10-11 a.m. Admission is pay what you can.
“Jesus Christ Superstar” is in the Homburg Threatre of Confederation Centre of the Arts, on select dates. For tickets, contact the box office.
Open Hot Shots mic Lounge, with Dave Charlottetown, Connolly – June 15 Nate and Kate – Marc’s Lounge, Charlottetown, June 15 Nick Hann – Brothers 2, Summerside, June 15 Chris and Eric – Hunter’s Ale House, Charlottetown, June 15 Misty Waters — Charlottetown Legion, June 15
Gypsy Soul – Peakes Quay, Charlottetown, June 15
Adam MacGregor – Dundee Arms, Charlottetown, June 15
Scuttered – Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, Summerside, June 15 Renegade – RCAF Wing, Summerside, June 15 Love Junkies – Fishbones Oyster Bar
Grill, June 15
IPM with Bones – Baba’s Lounge, Charlottetown, June 15
Vintage 2-0 – Old Triangle, Charlottetown, June 15-16
Watertown - Olde Dublin Pub, Charlottetown, June 15-16
Chill Vibes – Next Door at Merchantman, Charlottetown, June 15-16
Logan Richard – Back Alley Music, Charlottetown, 1-3 p.m., June 16 Jordan Leclair – Carr’s Oyster Bar, Stanley Bridge, June 16, 4 p.m. Allison and Tyler – North Rustico Lions Club, June 16, 6-10 p.m. Jocelyn Fraser – Marc’s Lounge, Charlottetown June 16
DJ Hot Dan – Peakes Quay, Charlottetown, June 16
Black Eye – Charlottetown Legion, June 16 Weak Size Fish, Jamie Comeau and The Crooked Teeth – Fishbones Oyster Bar Grill, June 16 Dave Doyle – RCAF Wing, Summerside, June 16 Museum Pieces with guests – Sportsman’s Club, Charlottetown, June 16 BDM with Dave Whitty Band – Baba’s Lounge, Charlottetown, June 16 Defuser – Hunter’s Ale House, Charlottetown, June 16
Johnny Porko – Carr’s Oyster Bar, Stanley Bridge, June 17, 4:30 p.m. Nomadic Homes with Jeff Beam
– Baba’s Lounge, Charlottetown, June 17 Saul Good Duo – Hunter’s Ale House, Charlottetown, June 17 The Rocky Moon
- Baba’s, Charlottetown, June 18 Forestier - Baba’s, Charlottetown, June 19 Ashley Gorman Duo – Gahan House, Charlottetown, June 20 Mista Hones – Baba’s Lounge, Charlottetown, June 21
LITERARY EVENTS/ READINGS/ PRESENTATIONS/ HISTORY
Author Herbert F. Hopkins is coming to Charlottetown to celebrate his new book, “New Found Land’’. Hopkins will be doing a book signing at Indigo in Charlottetown, 1-3 p.m., on June 16.
The book launch for a new edition of “Skye Pioneers and “The Island” by Malcolm A. Macqueen (1878-1960) is June 16, 2 p.m., at the Montague Rotary Library. John Westlie, publisher of the book, will
speak about what he has learned about Macqueen and how he came to write “Skye Pioneers”. The biennial L.M. Montgomery
Institute conference is June 21-24 in Charlottetown. This 25th anniversary conference will reflect on the past, present and future of Montgomery studies.
The conference committee received more proposals for papers and presentations than ever before and selected 64 speakers from 11 countries. For information, go to www.lmmontgomery.ca.
Weekly square dance lessons are Wednesdays at Murphy’s Community Centre, Room 303, Richmond Street, Charlottetown, 7-8:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome, and a partner is not necessary. There is no charge (casual dress). Call Maggie, 902-566-5276.
Definitely Not the Symphony
(DNTS) is a community orchestra consisting of musicians of a variety of skill levels. It meets Saturdays, 1011:15 a.m., in the activities room at Andrews of Stratford. Visit dntspei. blogspot.ca or call Jenny, 902-3683576. New members are welcome.
The Oak Tree Singers practise at the Seniors Active Living Centre, Bell Aliant Centre UPEI on Fridays at 10 a.m. New singers are welcome.
Island a Cappella, a women’s a cappella chorus, meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Charlottetown Rural High School. New singers are always welcome. Go to www.islandacappella.ca. The Queens County Fiddlers
practise Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., at Andrews of Stratford. New fiddlers and returning players are welcome, along with accompanists and those who like to listen. The Second Chances Band practises Tuesdays at Queen Charlotte Intermediate School, Charlottetown, 7-9 p.m. Visit secondchancesband. ca or www.facebook.com/secondchancespei. New members are welcome.
MUSEUMS, INTERPRETIVE CENTRES
The Acadian Museum in Miscouche, a P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Site, presents the odyssey of Island Acadians from 1720 to the present. Call 902-432-2880, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to peimuseum.ca. The Alberton Museum & Eileen
Oulton Genealogy Centre is on Church Street in the town’s former courthouse and is a National Historic Site and designated Provincial Historic Site. Visit the Alberton Arts & Heritage Centre, which showcases arts and cultural events, drama and music productions, and lecture series. Call 902-853-4048. Admission is by donation.
Bideford Parsonage Museum at 784 Bideford Rd. is a provincially designated heritage place built in 1878. It was the boarding house of L.M. Montgomery during 189495 when she taught school in this community. Books by and about this famous Island author, along with items and art crafted by local artisans, are available for sale. Call 902-831-3133.
is open in Park Corner. Contact 1-800-665-2663 or 902-8862884 or go to www.annemuseum. com. Beaconsfield Historic House, a P.E.I. Museum site, was designed and built by W.C. Harris in 1877 and today stands as a beautiful example of Victorian architecture. It’s open yearround for tours and hosts lectures, concerts and other special events in the Carriage House. There is also a gift shop on site. Call 902368-6603. Bedeque Area
Historical Museum, William Callbeck Centre, Central Bedeque opens June 19: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From July 7 there will be a new exhibit on the Loyalist settlement of the Bedeque Bay area. Other exhibits include the story of the Borden ferry service (1917-1997) and the story of Callbeck’s Store. The museum also displays the Red Barn collection of Howard Clark relating to the social history of the area. The Canadian Potato Museum is open daily in O’Leary. Admission is charged. For information, call 902859-2039. Cape Bear Lighthouse and Marconi Museum is open daily at 42 Black Brook Road, Cape Bear. Call 902-962-2917 or email email@example.com. Elmira Railway Museum, a P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Site, is located in Elmira, east of Souris. Call 902-357-7234, email elmira@gov. pe.ca or go to peimuseum.ca. The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico Museum is on Route 243, Rustico, adjacent to St. Augustine’s Church. This bilingual National Historic Site features a museum with a permanent exhibition, the Doucet House and Rustico and area Acadian genealogical information. Check www.farmersbank.ca or call 902-963-3168. Admission is charged. Green Gables Heritage Place
is located in Cavendish. Contact 902-963-7874 for information. Green Park Shipbuilding Museum and Yeo House, is a a P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Site in Port Hill. Call 902-831-7947, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to peimuseum.ca. Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace museum on Route 6 in New London is open daily. Admission is charged. For information, call 902886-2099. MacNaught History Centre and Archives features ongoing exhibits of various Island artists at 85 Spring St., Summerside. Call 902-432-1332 or 902-432-1298. Orwell Corner Historic Village,
a P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Site, is in Orwell. For information and hours, call 902-651-8515, email email@example.com or go to peimuseum.ca.
P.E.I. Shellfish Museum, 144 Bideford Rd., Ellerslie, is one of the few historic sites interpreting the importance of the history of the shellfish, and in particular, the oyster fishing industry, in the province.
or check www.peiregimentmuseum.ca. Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead
is at 271 McPhail Park Rd., Vernon Bridge. Call 902-651-2789.
Stompin Tom Centre is at 14024 Route 14, Skinners Pond. Call 902882-3214.
The Tryon Museum is open by chance or appointment. Check out www.tryonareahistoricalsociety. com for information on upcoming events, email jacksorensen@pei. sympatico.ca or telephone 902658-2009. West Point Lighthouse Museum
is open daily at 364 Cedar Dunes Park Rd., West Point. Call 902-8593605 or 1-800-764-6854 Wood Island Lighhouse and Museum is in Wood Islands. Daily tours are available. Admission is charged. Call 902-962-3110
Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown features a variety of ongoing exhibits, including Luminous until July 29, Missing the Island until Oct. 7 and Marlene Creates: Places, Paths and Pauses until Sept. 20. Call 902-628-6111 or check out www.confederationcentre.com/ en/art-gallery.php. Details Fine Art Gallery is on Victoria Row in Charlottetown. Check detailsfineart.com for information.
Eptek Art & Culture Centre in Summerside features “Behind the Panels: Selected Works by Various Island Comic Book Creators”, on display until Oct. 5. The official opening is June 17 at 2 p.m. Eptek is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 12 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission by donation. Call 902888-8373, go online at www.peimuseum.com.
Gallery@The Guild features Somnia Lucent’s Waver the Waters, an audio and video installation in perpetual evolution intended to explore the phenomenon of bilocation and non-linear time theory, and Sandi Hartling’s What’s the Difference?, an installation that uses humour to explore metafiction and the construction of reality by combining carpentry and theoretical discourse. The exhibit runs until July 8. For gallery hours, check www.theguildpei.com. The gallery is on Queen Street in Charlottetown. Karen Gallant Studio Gallery in Rustico is on the corner of Route 6 and 243, Rustico Road. Contact karengallant.com. The MacNaught History Centre Gallery is at 75 Spring St., Summerside, featuring a variety of local exhibitions. Maroon Pig Art Gallery and Cafe
is at 37 Water St., Georgetown. Call 902-652-2569 or check www.maroonpig.ca. The Purcell Parlour Gallery in Clyde River is open when the roadside sandwich sign is out on the highway. Lefurgey Cultural Centre, Summerside, features the free 150th Anniversaries Celebration Exhibit. Go to culturesummerside.com or call 902-432-1298. Meadowbrook Arts, Crafts & Creations is in Crapaud, 677 Route 13. Visit meadowbrookartstudio.com or call 902-658-3171. Pinhole Photography Gallery
is the home studio/darkroom of Charlottetown artist/pinhole photographer, Mary Carr-Chaisson. Call 902-628-1575, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. pinholephotogallery.com