Hooked mats plus craft, art demonstration at Eptek Centre
Rug hooking enthusiasts and lovers of all visual art are encouraged to take in the summer exhibition at Eptek Centre, as well as the demonstrations this month.
“Art Begets Art: Hooked Mats and the Artwork that Inspired Them” has almost 30 original hooked mats, hangings and other hooked items with an equal numbers of paintings, pottery, and other fine craft.
In addition, every weekday,11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eptek Centre is hosting Demo Days: craft and art demonstrations. Share inspiration and tips from local artists and artisans who will be set up at the entrance for free demonstrations.
Following is the remainder of the schedule, which is subject to change.
Aug. 7: Ellen Martin - painting Aug. 8: Donna Sutton - acrylic pour
Aug. 9: Bette Young - hooking Aug. 10: Doreen Huestis painting
Aug. 11: Meahgan Roberts painting
Aug. 14: Lorraine and Melvin Gallant - felting
Aug. 15: Wendell Cameron painting
Aug. 16: Grace Curtis - painting Aug. 17: Arlene MacAusand felt appliqué
Aug. 18: Monica Lacey - mixed media
Aug. 21: Elaine Burrows - quilting
Aug. 22: Joan Savage - chalk pastel
Aug. 23: Brian McInnis - carving
Aug. 24: Margaret England thread art
Aug. 25: Angèle Arsenault - encaustic
Aug. 28: Lynn Provance -basket weaving
Aug. 29: Lise Genova - painting Aug. 30: Melissa Morse - ink drawing
Aug. 31: Arno Freitag - painting Sept. 1: Nan Ferrier - painting Admission to Eptek Centre is by donation. The on-site gift shop carries only Island art and craft as well as books on local themes.
There’s also a permanent exhibition on the history and architecture of Summerside.
Eptek Art & Culture Centre, a site of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation, is located at 130 Heather Moyse Dr. on the Summerside waterfront, adjacent to the Harbourfront Theatre.
Call 902-888-8373 for more information or check out www.peimuseum.com or www.facebook.com/EptekCentre.