Eptek Events and Exhibits
Upcoming Events at Eptek Art & Culture Centre
130 Heather Moyse Drive
Behind the Panels: Selected Works by Various Island Comic Book Creators
June 17th to October 5th, 2018
The official opening takes place on Sunday, June 17th at 2 pm. 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.
Join your friends and neighbours at Eptek Centre on Sunday, June 10th at 1:30 pm for a History Circle about the James A. MacNeill Building (formerly Kelly’s Flower Shoppe). The event is hosted by the Summerside and Area Historical Society. Attendees are encouraged to share stories about the historic building, the commitment of service to the community, and the engaging staff of Kelly’s Flower Shoppe, among other things.
Called to Serve: Georgina Pope, Canadian Military Nursing Heroine by Katherine Dewar.
June 24th, 2:00 p.m.
Called to Serve documents the life and times of Prince Edward Island’s Georgina Fane Pope (1862– 1938), daughter of William Henry Pope and Helen DesBrisay Pope. Her journey takes us from PEI, where, inspired by Florence Nightingale, she developed a “burning desire” to become an army nurse; to the Boston States where she trained; to the battlefields of Africa and Europe where she served as a nursing sister and Superintendent of Nurses%u2015and established the nursing corps of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Matron Pope was the first Canadian Nurse decorated with a Royal Red Cross, Class 1
The members of the Eptek Centre Book Club meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. New members are welcome!
Eptek Centre Book Club will meet Thursday, June 7th at 7 pm to discuss “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant, a coming-of-age novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century.
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.