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1916 The first Island-based community of nuns, the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha, is founded. Their motherhouse, Mount St. Mary's, is not acquired until 1920 until then, head- quarters is St. Dunstan's University.
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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.
 
July demos:
 
Friday, July 6: Jenni Zelin (comic book art) http://diaryofasquirrel.blogspot.com/
 
Monday, July 9: Ellen Martin (painting)
Tuesday, July 10: Susan Paddock (modern quilting)
Wednesday, July 11: Marie Lyon (mixed media art)
Thursday, July 12: Brenda Hickey (comic book art) http://crazyary.com/
Friday, July 13: Lise Genova (painter) http://www.genovartstudio.com/
 
Tuesday, July 17: Troy Little (comic book artist) http://www.meanwhilestudios.com/
Wednesday, July 18: Alice Guergis (painting)
Thursday, July 19: Isabel MacWilliams & Carolyn MacKean (rug hookering)
Friday, July 20: Elaine Burrows (quilter)
 
Monday, July 23: Wendell Cameron (painting)
Tuesday, July 24: Lillian MacLean (quilting)
Wednesday, July 25: Jen DesRoche (illustrating https://jendesroche.squarespace.com/
Thursday, July 26: Noella Moore (quillwork)
Friday, July 27: Grace Curtis (painting) http://gracecurtisfineart.com/index.html
 
Monday, July 30: Paula Finkle (jewellery making)
Tuesday, July 31: Renée (Tesa) Lyon (comic book art)
 
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.