Quils, Ash, and Bone: Current Perspectives on Traditional Mi'kmaq Art
Immerse yourself in Mi'kmaq fine craft at Eptek Art & Culture Centre with the newest exhibition, Quils, Ash, and Bone: Current Perspectives on Traditional Mi'kmaq Art. Quills, Ash, and Bone features a variety of work by several Mi'kmaq artists, using the traditional practices of quill art, basketry, beading, and drum-making. Artists featured are Noella Moore, Annie Gallant, Nora Richard, Kayla Sark, Melissa Peter-Paul, Cheryl Simon, Gilbert Sark, and Mary Catherine Sark. The exhibit is on display beginning in mid-January, and will be available throughout February, as well. Keep an eye out for artist demonstrations and other events involving this exhibit.
Be sure to visit the permanent exhibition on the history and architecture of Summerside.
Looking for something fun and educational to do with the kiddos? Eptek Art & Culture Centre is offering scavenger hunts that relate to the exhibits. These are available to folks who drop into the site, but you may wish to call ahead.
The members of the Eptek Centre Book Club meet on Thursday, February 4th at 7pm when they will discuss the book Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. In this enchanting, humorous, and heart-warming novel set in an English village, readers discover that sometimes, against all odds, life offers a second chance. This is a free event, but attendees are asked to contact Eptek Centre or the book club organizers or register.
Friends Holiday Treats Booklet
The Friends of Eptek Centre are known for their incredible hospitality. They are releasing a booklet featuring some of their favourite holiday recipes. It will be available at Eptek Art & Culture Centre in early December. The Friends of Eptek Centre are a volunteer group that supports the programming at Eptek Art & Culture Centre.
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.