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Today in Island History
24 June 1866 Father George Belcourt debuts his horseless carriage at a St. Jean Baptiste Day picnic in Rustico, thus becoming the first Canadian motorist, the first to buy a car, and the first to import one. He is also the first to have a car accident when he fails to negotiate a turn and goes off the road. The machine is retired.
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Eptek Events and Exhibits

130 Heather Moyse Drive, Summerside Tel. 888-8373

 

EXHIBITS


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.
 


Art Begets Art: Hooked Mats and the Art that Inspired Them
June 11 - October 6, 2017


Like other artists and craftspeople, rug hookers take their inspiration from many sources. In this exhibition, 22 artist and artisans submitted work to be used by rug hookers as inspiration for hooked mats or other hooked items. What resulted was wonderful. To add icing to the cake, five rug hookers offered mats from their original designs as inspiration to artists. The result is 27 pairs of visual arts work. The official opening will take place Sunday, June 11 at 2 p.m. Full-colour catalogue available.



EVENTS


Summer Demonstration Days:


Join Island artists and artisans weekdays in the Eptek Centre lobby. One of these talented folks will be on hand each day Monday to Friday to show off their talent and share tips with visitors. The calendar will be available late in June. Call 902-888-8373 for more details.
 
               

Heritage Tea - Sunday, June 25 - 2:00pm
Tickets must be purchased in advance


Tickets are now available for a Heritage Tea to commemorate Canada’s 150th being hosted by the Friends of Eptek Centre on Sunday, 25 June. Come in costume, wear a hat, or just enjoy the scones, sweets, and tea. Tickets are $15 each and are available from Rose Cottage Antiques and Eptek Centre. This fund-raiser supports programming at the Centre as well as bursaries for students studying the arts.
 


BOOKS

 

The Eptek Centre Book Club will meet on Thursday, June 1 to discuss “Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George. “Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives.” [www.goodreads.com] For more information, contact Eptek