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Eptek Events and Exhibits

Upcoming Events at Eptek Art & Culture Centre 

130 Heather Moyse Drive
Summerside

Exhibits

Behind the Panels: Selected Works by Various Island Comic Book Creators
June 17th to October 5th, 2018

Behind the Panels: Selected Works by Various Island Comic Book Creators” will be on display until October 5th, 2018. PEI has a strong presence in the comic book arts world, with a surprising number of Islanders creating in this medium and working in this field. Behind the Panels will “draw” attention to several of these artists. Featured artists are Jeff Alward, Jess Anne, Sandy Carruthers, Brenda Hickey, Tyler Landry, Troy Little, Ramón Sierra, and Jenni Zelin.There is also a section including artwork by some of PEI's rising talents.

 

 

 

Demo Days

 

Drop by Eptek Centre this summer for craft and art demonstrations on weekdays through July and August. Share inspiration and tips from local artists and artisans who set-up at our entrance for free demonstrations throughout the summer.
 
August Demos: 

Wednesday, August 1: Megan LeForte (collage) https://www.meganleforteart.com/

Thursday, August 2: Donna Sutton (acrylic pour)

Friday, August 3: Meahgan Roberts (painting) Tuesday, August 7: Robert Milner (painting)

Wednesday, August 8: Lise Genova (painting) http://www.genovartstudio.com/

Thursday, August 9: Cheryl Wolthuis (bobbin lace)

Friday, August 10: Connie O’Brien & Sandi Komst (painting)  https://outofourmindsgallery.com/connie-obrien/

https://outofourmindsgallery.com/

 

Monday, August 13: Tyler Landry (comic book art) https://tylerlandry.tumblr.com/

Tuesday, August 14: Jenna Fitzgerald (painting)

Wednesday, August 15: Lynne Provance (basket weaving) 

Thursday, August 16: TBD (modern quilting) https://peimqg.blogspot.com/

Friday, August 17: Vivian Aho (felting)

 

Monday, August 20: Angèle Arsenault (encaustic/wax painting)

Tuesday, August 21: Joan Savage (chalk pastels) http://www.natureshealingart.com/

Wednesday, August 22: TBD (modern quilting) https://peimqg.blogspot.com/

Thursday, August 23: Sandy Carruthers (comic book art) http://sandycarruthers.ca/

Friday, August 24: Lucie Bellemare (painting) (11 am– 2 pm) http://www.luciebbellemare.com/

 

Monday, August 27: Marie Lyon (collage)

Tuesday, August 28: Lise Genova (painting) http://www.genovartstudio.com/

Wednesday, August 29: Gloria Birch (painting)

Thursday, August 30: TBD (modern quilting) https://peimqg.blogspot.com/

Friday, August 31: Jen DesRoche (illustration) https://jendesroche.squarespace.com/)
 
 
Notes: Demos typically run between 11 am -3 pm.
Schedule is subject to change.


Book Club

 

 Eptek Centre Book Club will start the next season of meetings on Thursday, September 6th at 7 pm to discuss their individual summer reads. The members of the Eptek Centre Book Club meet on the first Thursday of each month from September to June at 7 p.m. New members are welcome!

Films

Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels is stopping at Eptek Art & Culture Centre on Monday, July 30th at 7 pm with award-winning shorts directed by Indigenous youth from Canada. 

Wapikoni Mobile is a travelling audiovisual and musical creation studio dedicated to Indigenous youth. Since 2004, Wapikoni has visited 28 Nations and accompanied thousands of participants who worked to direct over 1,000 short films translated into several languages. These films have received 160 awards and honours at national and international festivals.

The screenings will be in English, French and Indigenous languages. You can visit website http://www.wapikoni.ca for more info. 

Gift Shop 


The on-site boutique is stocked with Prince Edward Island made crafts and visual art including work by artists Lise Genova, Lucie Bellemare,  P. John Burden, Sandi Komst, Joan Savage, Maurice Bernard, Doreen Huestis and more.