A retrospective exhibition of work by island artist Nan Ferrier is being displayed at Eptek Art & Culture Centre in Summerside. 85 Years of Painting and Drawing will officially open on February 16 at 2 pm.
As the title implies, the exhibit will show a wide range of her work. Early work will be shown, and a special long- form piece that spans over 300 feet depict- ing the length of Route 225. The exhibit features portraits, life drawings, streetscapes, landscapes, figure skaters, snapshots of everyday life, and other works. Some of the pieces were from artist residencies she’s been on, and from her travels.
Nan’s work has been on display in a number of solo exhibitions, and in many group exhibitions, including five of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery’s Great Garden of the Gulf juried exhibitions. She was recently featured in a CBC documentary Never Too Old: Aging is a Normal Part of Life. Her work is also represented in the PEI Art Bank.
85 Years of Painting and Drawing will be on display into March.
While the exhibit is on display, Nan will be onsite regularly to paint in the gallery: on most Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm (weather permitting). Stop in and chat with Nan and see what she’s working on now.
Admission to the opening event is free and refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
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. The Centre is open Tue–Fri from 10 am to 4 pm and most Sundays from 12 to 4. Call 888-8373 for additional information or visit peimuseum.com or Eptek Centre on Facebook.