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November busy at Eptek Arts and Culture Centre in Summerside

“John McCrae’s War: In Flanders Fields.” Photo from the National Film Board of Canada
“John McCrae’s War: In Flanders Fields.” Photo from the National Film Board of Canada - Contributed

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – November is shaping up to be a busy month for Eptek Arts and Culture Centre in Summerside as exhibitions, films and the monthly book club continues.

Members of the Northern Lights Quilt Guild are back this fall with their second exhibition at Eptek, “Quilted Treasures.” This guild has been in operation for 20 years and will be displaying a wide range of items: from miniature pieces to king size quilts, and everything in between. This exhibit will be on display until Nov. 9.

“Reveal>Conceal,” another exhibit, will feature contemporary artwork by numerous P.E.I. artists working in a variety of mediums. The official opening will be held on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

On Nov. 1, the Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Film Series will continue with “Scotland and you Scottish Ancestry.” On Nov. 8, the centre will show “John McCrae’s War: In Flanders Fields,” and on Nov. 15, they will present “Michael Palin’s New Europe: Danube to Dnieper.”

The final film in November will be “The Irish Country House” on Nov. 22. There is no charge for the film presentation; however, donations are accepted for the refreshments.

Eptek will also host an anniversary auction in celebration of the centre’s 40th anniversary.

The celebration is set for Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.

On the block will be fine art and craft, collectible antiques, and many other special items. Viewing for the auction will begin at 1 p.m. The Friends of Eptek Centre will be serving refreshments. This special auction commemorates Eptek Art & Culture Centre’s 40 years of exhibitions and programming. Over the years, the centre has brought in national and international exhibitions as well as providing an opportunity for local artists and craftspeople, both professional and amateur, to display their creations. As one of the seven Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation (PEIMHF) sites, Eptek Centre also displays treasured artifacts from the PEIMHF’s permanent collections.

The centre’s book club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. to discuss “The Right to be Cold” by Sheila Watt-Coultier.

This human story of resilience, commitment and survival explores the parallels between safeguarding the Arctic and the survival of Inuit culture.

New book club members are welcome.

The centre is open Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday – except Nov. 11. Admission is by donation. The on-site gift shop carries only Island art and craft, as well as books on local themes.

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