Eptek Art and Culture Centre

Eptek Art and Culture Centre in Summerside, Prince County, Canada | Museum | Museum Club | Museum and Art Gallery | Museum Services

The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation is an integral part of the Island's community and manage the Eptek Art and Culture Centre in Summerside as part of their seven Museum sites in Prince Edward county in Canada.

Museum and Heritage Prince Edward Island operates seven provincial Museums and heritage sites in Prince Edward Island, providing Islanders and visitors alike with an opportunity to discover our Island heritage and culture.

Learn about our fishing, shipbuilding or agricultural heritage or delve deeper into the Acadian culture ? whatever your interest, the PEI Museum offers an encounter with the ?authentic Island story??

The organization operates 7 Museum and gallery sites across the province which are open to the public;

* Elmira Railway Museum (open June - September)
* Basin Head Fisheries Museum (open June - September)
* Orwell Corner Historic Village and Agricultural Museum (open May - September)
* Beaconsfield Historic House (open year round)
* Eptek Art & Culture Centre (open year round)
* The Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island (open year round)
* Green Park Shipbuilding Museum & Yeo House (open June to September)

Eptek Art and Culture Centre is the only one located in Summerside, of the seven Island sites. The Centre offers regional and Island exhibits year round showcasing themes ranging from history to art, including periodic displays of the permanent collection of paintings by the late Island artist, Dr. Georgie Read Barton. Sample the rich culture that Islanders and visitors alike are sure to find intriguing.

Eptek Centre is open daily in July and August. Fall and Winter Hours - Tuesdays to Fridays 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays 12 am to 4 pm. Admission by Donation

Landscape & Lace Exhibit - Until October 9
Eptek hosts a solo exhibition by local artist Terry Dunton Stevenson. As the title suggests, the exhibit includes both landscape paintings and mixed media work. The artist?s landscape paintings include large representational panels as well as more abstract interpretations of landscape and life. The mixed media pieces incorporate fabric and lace. All the work exemplifies the artist?s unique style and wonderful sense of light.

Eptek Demonstration Days
Island artists and craftspeople will be on hand at Eptek Art & Culture Centre for demonstration days again this summer. These activities provide a great opportunity for the artists to chat with the public and demonstrate their work.

Embossing Workshop: Do you want to create a work of art, special card, or treasured scrapbook page? Join professional artist Terry Dunton Stevenson at Eptek Centre for a paper embossing workshop. The finished piece will be approximately 8" x 10"with a low relief. This is a hands-on workshop where participants will design and execute a bas relief that they will use for embossing the prepared paper.

Students of Emily Charlotte Durant - An exciting collection of colourful student work. Friends of Eptek Lunchtime Film Series - Every Thursday at noon beginning October 15 - travelogues and other video on a variety of subjects
Prince County Birdcarvers Exhibition - November 19 to February 19 locally carved birds and wildlife. Friends of Eptek Auction - goods and services charity auction featuring collectibles and antiques special refreshments served following the sale.

The Eptek Book Club
Eptek Book Club will holds its last meeting of the season on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. ?Infidel? by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. New members are always welcome.

The series returns in October! (see above)

Gift Shop
The on site boutique featuring Island made crafts and visual art including work by artists P. John Burden, Sandi Komst, Joan Savage, Maurice Bernard, Doreen Huestis, and more.

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Location Info


130 Harbour Drive
Prince Edward Island
(902) 888-8373
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Museum Club
Museum and Art Gallery
Museum Services
Regional Exhibitions
Island Exhibits
Year Round Displays
Showcasing Themes
Periodic Displays
Permanent Collection
Landscape/Lace Exhibitions
Demonstration Days
Embossing Workshops
Bird Carvers Exhibition
Eptek Book Club
Gift Shop