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December Happenings at Eptek Centre

Take the opportunity to dig deep, with Grounded: Seeking Connections, the juried, group exhibition on display at Eptek Art & Culture Centre. Grounded is an exploration of artistic attempts to connect to place, the natural world, and the artist’s role within it. The exhibition features work from William Baker, Doug Dumais, Maggie J. Whitten Henry, Monica Lacey, Sarah Saunders, LiliAnne Webster, Jane Whitten and Damien Worth. The selected works feature a range of mediums, including photography, sculpture, ceramics, textile, film, watercolour, and mixed media. Grounded: Seeking Connections, will be on display from November 9th to December 24th and is presented in partnership with this town is small, and supported by Innovation PEI, through the Culture Action Plan.  this town is small (TTIS) is a Prince Edward Island artist-run centre, established in 2010. this town is small fosters sustainability for contemporary arts practice on PEI through providing creation, presentation, and development opportunities, often with multiple community partners and while promoting a public understanding of contemporary art. An exhibit focusing on PEI military women of World War II is also on display. Many exhibited objects are connected to local veterans featured in Katherine Dewar’s new book, We’ll Meet Again, and was curated by Katherine Dewar and the PEI Regiment Museum’s curator Greg Gallant. Eptek Art & Culture Centre is a site of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation and is located at 130 Heather Moyse Drive on the Summerside waterfront, adjacent to the Harbourfront Theatre. The site is open year-round. December hours of operation are Tuesdays to Fridays 10 am to 4 pm, and Sundays from noon to 4 pm. Exhibit admission is by donation (suggested donation $3). Operations are adjusted to follow protocols put forth by the Chief Public Health Office. For more information call (902) 888-8373 (or visit us online at www.peimuseum.com or www.facebook.com/EptekCentre)

FILMS
See sights from around the world without leaving the gallery with the Friends of Eptek Lunchtime Films. The films planned for December are: Dec. 2 Portugal: Land of Discoveries (57 min) distributed by IVN Entertainment; Dec. 9 Spain: Everything Under the Sun (50 min) distributed by IVN Entertainment; Dec. 16 Nature’s Great Events: Great Journeys (Iceland, Canada, Christmas Isles, Indian Ocean, Central America) (60 min) distributed by BBC Worldwide; and Dec. 23 An Irish Christmas: Christmas from the St. Patrick’s Cathedral (56 min) distributed by Questar Inc. Films begin at noon. As space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, please call ahead to register to guarantee your spot. Operations are adjusted to follow protocols put forth by the Chief Public Health Office. Eptek Centre is a site of the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation and is located at 130 Heather Moyse Drive on the Summerside waterfront.

GALLERY GAMES
Looking for something fun and educational to do with the kiddos (or adults)? 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. Keep an eye out on Eptek Centre’s Facebook page for more upcoming activities. Eptek Art & Culture Centre is a site of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation and is located at 130 Heather Moyse Drive on the Summerside waterfront, adjacent to the Harbourfront Theatre. The site is open year-round. December hours of operation are Tuesdays to Fridays 10 am to 4 pm, and Sundays from noon to 4. Exhibit admission is by donation (suggested donation $3). Operations are adjusted to follow protocols put forth by the Chief Public Health Office. For more information call (902) 888-8373 (or visit Eptek online at www.peimuseum.com or www.facebook.com/EptekCentre).

BOOKS
The members of the Eptek Centre Book Club will meet Thursday, December 2nd at 7 p.m. when they will discuss Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney. A love letter to city life (however shiny or sleazy), the novel paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; from the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop. Operations are adjusted to follow protocols put forth by the Chief Public Health Office. As space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, please register to guarantee your spot. Eptek Art & Culture Centre is a site of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation and is located at 130 Heather Moyse Drive on the Summerside waterfront, adjacent to the Harbourfront Theatre. For more information call (902) 888-8373 (or visit us online at www.peimuseum.com or www.facebook.com/EptekCentre).

Date:

Wed, Dec 1 - Fri, Dec 24

Venue

Eptek Art & Culture Centre

Address

130 Heather Moyse Dr, Summerside