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Today in Island History
1895 Joseph-Octave Arsenault makes history when he becomes the first Island Acadian to be named to the Canadian Senate. A successful merchant and lobster packer, he is a 27-year veteran of the Island legislature and father of a future premier.
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Eptek Events and Exhibits


"Reveal > Conceal" Exhibit
 “Reveal > Conceal” will feature contemporary artwork by numerous P.E.I. artists working in a variety of mediums. This exhibit is on display until February 8th, 2019.

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.


Summerside Art Club exhibit “Transported” will be on display beginning February 15th through March.
All are welcome to attend the official opening on Sunday, February 24th at 2 pm. “Transported” explores the theme of transportation using a variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolour, and chalk
There is no admission fee for this event and refreshments will be served.


Book Club

The members of the Eptek Centre Book Club will meet Thursday, February 7th at 7 p.m. when they will discuss “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes. This heartbreakingly romantic novel brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common. Louisa Clark, an ordinary girl living an ordinary life, takes a job with ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. 
New members are welcome.


The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Film are screened each Thursday at noon. 
Explore from the comfort of the gallery with the Friends of Eptek this January with Eptek Lunchtime Films.  
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.

January Films

  • Jan. 31 Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown - Savannah (50 min.) distributed by the British Broadcasting Corporation. 

 February Films

  • Feb. 7 Around the World in 80 Treasures: Japan to China (60 min.) distributed by Warner Home Video Inc
  • Feb. 14 Europe’s Romantic Inns: England, Scotland and Ireland (80 min.) distributed by Goldhil Video
  • Feb. 21 Rick Steves’ Iran (56 min.) distributed by Back Door Production
  • Feb. 28 The Story of Yellowstone National Park (65 min.) distributed by Questar Inc. Films

March Films

  • Mar. 7 Wanderers of the Deep: Whales (52 min.) distributed by Reader’s Digest
    Mar. 14 In Search of Ancient Ireland: Warlords (56 min.) distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment 
    Mar. 21 In Love and Anger: Milton Acorn - Poet (53 min.) distributed by the National Film Board of Canada 
    Mar. 28 America’s Most Scenic Drives: From Texas to Yellowstone (56 min.) distributed by Reader’s Digest


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.