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Eptek exhibitions feature wildlife carvings and P.E.I.'s Georgina Fane Pope

Brendon Campbell, left, with his saw-whet owl, Brian MacInnis, the vice president of the Prince County Woodcarvers Guild, and Clarence Gallant holding a detailed grouse carved by Campbell.
Brendon Campbell, left, with his saw-whet owl, Brian MacInnis, the vice president of the Prince County Woodcarvers Guild, and Clarence Gallant holding a detailed grouse carved by Campbell. - Desiree Anstey

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – The feathers are flying at Eptek this December. The Prince County Woodcarvers Guild’s newest exhibit, “Wood Comes to Life,” will be on until Jan. 5.

The exhibit showcases their intricate carvings of birds and other wildlife.

Also on display until Jan. 5, the exhibit “Inspired by Nightingale – Dedicated to God: The Story of Georgina Fane Pope” highlights the life and accomplishments of native Islander Georgina Fane Pope. Renowned for her ground-breaking career as a nurse, Georgina was also a daughter of Father of Confederation William H. Pope.

Visitors to Eptek can also view the permanent exhibition on the history and architecture of Summerside, too.

Eptek Centre is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is by donation.

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.

For more information call 902-888-8373 (or visit online at www.peimuseum.com or www.facebook.com/EptekCentre).

 

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