Eptek Events and Exhibits
Upcoming Events at Eptek Art & Culture Centre
130 Heather Moyse Drive
“Reveal>Conceal” will feature contemporary artwork by numerous P.E.I. artists working in a variety of mediums. The official opening will be held on Thursday, November 22 at 6:30 pm
Reveal>Conceal: a survey of PEI contemporary artists” features work in a variety of mediums and will be on display throughout December. This exhibition is curated by this town is small, presented in partnership with The Guild, and made possible thanks to the support of Innovation PEI through the Culture Action Plan.
Prince County's Military History
“Prince County’s Military History” featuring artifacts and images from the Canadian Forces Base in Summerside and the Royal Canadian Air Force Station in Mount Pleasant, and rarely seen images from the top-secret No. 24 Radar Detachment in Tignish.
The members of the Eptek Centre Book Club will meet Thursday, December 6th at 7 p.m. when they will discuss “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” by Thomas Hardy.
When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future in this novel regarded as a masterwork of realist fiction. New members are welcome!
The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Film are screened each Thursday at noon.
In November - December
Nov. 26 Adventures in Search of the Past: Mysteries of the Americas - Vanished Civilizations (50 min.) Distributed by Readers Digest
Dec. 6 Rick Steves Viva España! (Barcelona, Catalunya and Basque Country) (49 min.) distributed by Back Door Productions; Dec. 13 Rick Steves Viva España! (Northern Spain, the Camino de Santiago, and Sevilla) (50 min.) distributed by Back Door Productions; and Dec 20 Christmas Around the World with Perry Como (120 min.) distributed by the Readers Digest.
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.
Call for Craft Entries
Eptek Art & Culture Centre, in partnership with the P.E.I. Crafts Council, will host the 2019 edition of Celebration of Craft in the summer of 2019. This is a similar undertaking to the 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015 editions of the fine craft exhibitions organized by this same partnership. The theme for the coming exhibit is PEI’s natural history. Eptek Centre invites entries from the general public, as well as members of the P.E.I. Crafts Council, for this special exhibition.
As in the past, the exhibition will aim to showcase the wide variety of craft produced on the Island and, particularly, to demonstrate to the public the wealth of talent to be found across the province. Celebration of Craft 2019, entitled P.E.I. Nature Inspires Craft will be a juried exhibition. All artisans are asked to select an artifact as inspiration for their piece. Images of artifacts from P.E.I.’s natural history will be provided to inspire. The inspiration pieces might include birds, plants, nests, fossils, or bones.
The exhibition is open to Island craftspeople, both amateur and professional. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is Friday, January 11, 2019. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries. Jurors will be looking for special crafted pieces rather than work that might be regularly offered in shops. In addition to craftsmanship, other criteria are innovative design, skillful execution of the concept, and uniqueness. All pieces should be new work, functional, inspired by the selected artifact, and ready for display. All work must be finished and presented at Eptek Centre in Summerside by mid-May 2019. The exhibition will be on display from June until October.
All interested artisans should contact Eptek Centre to submit an expression of interest by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide artisan’s name, postal and e-mail addresses, phone number, and medium. The PEI Crafts Council has promoted the making and appreciation of handcrafts on PEI for over 50 years. For more details on the submission process or the exhibition, please call 902-888-8373. There is no fee to enter.
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.
Call for Craft Entries