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Today in Island History
1853 Robert Hodgson becomes the first native Islander ever to be named chief justice. He will also be the first Islander knighted and the first Islander to be named lieutenant governor.
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Eptek Events and Exhibits


 85 Years of Painting and Drawing
A retrospective exhibition, 85 Years of Painting and Drawing showcases a variety of work from artist Nan Ferrier, with an official opening event to be held on Sunday, February 16th at 2pm. A varaiety of mediums and themes will be explored through Nan's eyes. Themes include portraits, life drawings, town scenes, and several of her earlier works, among others. This will be on display into March. Admission to the opening event is free and refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Music PEI Album Art
Come and see the Music PEI Album Art exhibit and see the cover art from this year's album-related nomineesm and listen to new songs from the past year. This exhibit will be on display until March 27th.

Red Sands Photography Club
Take in breathtaking images of PEI's scenery, wildlife, and people. New work by members of the Red Sands Photography Club will be display thoroughout April, with an offical exhibition opening event to be held on Sunday, April 5th at 2 pm. Admission to the opening event is free and refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Permanent Exhibit
Be sure to visit the permanent exhibition on the history and architecture of Summerside.


Lunchtime Films
The Friends of Eptek Centre's Lunchtime Film series runs from October to the end of April. The films, mostly travelogues, are screened each Thursday at noon. In March, take in the following films: Mar. 5 Peru: Golden Treasure (53 min.) distributed by Questar; Mar. 12 British Isles Collection: Touring Ireland (65 min.) distributed by Questar; Mar. 19 Scenic Railway Journeys of the World: From the Pyramis to Down Under (55 min.) distributed by Readers Digest; and Mar. 26 Never Too Old: Aging is a Normal Part of Life ( 45 min.) distributed by CBC Television. Bring your sandwich; the Friends provide tea/coffee and cookies. There is no charge for the film presentation; however, donations are accepted for the refreshments. We will be enjoying some new films, as well as some from our late Friend, Blanche Hogg


Book Club
The members of the Eptek Centre Book Club meet on Thursday, April 2nd at 7 pm when they will discuss the book Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition: its conflicts, tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires. New members are welcome.
Demo Days
Drop by the Eptek Centre this summer for craft and art demonstrations on weekdays during July and August. Share inspiration and tips from local artists and artisans who set-up at our enterance and provide free demonstrations throughout the summer. Call 902-888-8373 for the schedule.

Gift Shop

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