Lennie Gallant and visual artist Karen Gallant are brother and sister who grew up in Rustico, Prince Edward Island. They were influenced by their surroundings in similar and profound ways, yet chose to channel their creativity through different media. Lennie and Karen have long dreamed of working together on a project and this wonderful book is the result. Peter’s Dream is an opportunity for you to experience their respective visions through exciting pairings of lyric and image that will pull you into new worlds rich in drama, pathos, and celebration-- as well as a healthy dose of East Coast lore. Rendered by two powerful and perceptive storytellers, these works were created over a lifetime of independent craftsmanship, but while preparing this book, both artists discovered that they have been unknowingly collaborating all along! Prepare to be moved and inspired by these talented siblings, now realizing their shared dream. To learn more about Karen Gallant and her works, please visit www.karengallant.com
During the summer of 2014, Lennie Gallant and his band played to 57 sold out shows at the Mack Theatre in Charlottetown. The show Searching for Abegweit left many of us proud of being part of the fabric of Prince Edward Island. It's rich history of diverse communities working together to make the Cradle in the Waves a piece of heaven for so many who live and visit here.
We have known Lennie and Karen for years, and each year for 10 years Lennie and his band played one concert in our dining room in support of fundraising efforts for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital equipment fund. A number of Lennie and Karens extended family work or have worked with us in New Glasgow over the years as well. We are in awe of all the talents that are evident in all that this family does. Bless them all.