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NEXT ART EXHIBIT AT THE ROLLIN ART CENTRE

The next Art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre will be something different, titled, Past, Present & Future, The Various Works of Shayne Lloyd.

Lloyd will showcase his wide range of talents, including drawings, paintings and wood burning on furniture. Don’t miss this exciting exhibit which starts April 11 and runs until May 8 at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery.

BOOK SALE DONATIONS ARE SLOW

Book sale needs help

Book donations for the Community Arts Council’s annual spring sale are down from prior years, and volunteers are asking members of the public to please donate books.

Our bin is low and we need your help in making this year’s annual fundraiser a success. The Rollin Art Centre is accepting gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and puzzles for their annual book sale, which takes place on May 10.

Please NO National Geographic, Encyclopaedias, Reader’s Digest and textbooks. Drop books at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box.  This is one of the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraisers. Thank you for your continued support!

Rollin calls for 2015 artists

The Rollin Art centre is now accepting applications to all visual artists to submit an application to exhibit their work in the Fine Arts Gallery during the 2015 calendar year.

Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or you can download an application at www.portalberniarts.com.  Deadline is April 30.

ART RAVE CALL TO ARTISTS

Art Rave seeks artists for 2014

Alberni Art Rave is again presenting an opportunity for Vancouver Island and Coastal BC artists to showcase their work in August.

There are no size restrictions and projects in any medium will be considered. Deadline for submissions/proposals is before midday Monday, April 28 at alberniartrave2014@gmail.com.

Submissions should contain a brief written description along with examples of the artist’s work, from a web page or at least five photos.

This year’s show will revolve around the theme, “What would human life be without forests, those natural cities”. This is a quote by Henry David Thoreau. The intent will be a unifying theme for the show.

VINTAGE FASHION SHOW

The centennial belles are presenting two fashion shows at Echo Centre on Saturday April 5 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The proceeds are going to help children with cancer: James Albrecht, Brett Wasylynuik, Carmen Steinbach and their families. Your $20 ticket includes tea, coffee, desserts, live and recorded music, slide show and surprise draws. Fashions from the roaring 20’s to the sexy 60’s and wedding attire from each decade will be shown. Tickets on sale at the Rollin Art Centre, Boutique Belles Amies, Capelli Etc. Hair Design and Metro City Clothing (Next to old Sears’s outlet on Adelaide).CASH ONLY!

BIG BAND DANCE, APRIL 5th AT BAVARIAN HALL

Don’t miss this Dance into Spring BIG BAND DANCE with the Harbour City Big Band and special guests ADSS Senior Jazz band. Tickets are $15 CASH ONLY and they available at Rollin Art Centre, Pete’s Mountain Meats and from band members. Dance takes place Sat. April 5th at the Bavarian Hall, 3031 Fourth Ave.

 

CHAR’S LANDING EVENTS

Fri, Mar 28th, 8-10 p.m., Corbin Keep the cello guy

Sat, Mar 29th, 9-11 p.m., Shirley Gnome & friends—adult comedy

Sun, Mar 30th, 2-4 p.m., Tanya Lipscomb - bluesy jazz, folky funk, soulful rock and gospel

Thurs, April 3rd, 8-10 p.m., Anne Louise Genest & Chris Coole – old time mountain, bluegrass

Fri, April 4th 2014, 8-10 p.m., Phyllis Sinclair – A Swampy Cree folk singer/songwriter

Sat, April 5th, 8-10 p.m., Tim Readman & Jennie Bice (fiddle) *ENCORE* - celtic & folk music

Sun, April 6th, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Sam Weber & Luca Fogale *ENCORE*—folk, rock, pop, roots

ALL ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT ROLLIN ART CENTRE AND GAYLE’S FASHIONS

 

PORTAL PLAYERS PRESENTS

Portal Players dramatic Society presents the next performance at the Capitol Theatre. Come Back to the Five and Dime JIMMY DEAN JIMMY DEAN, tickets are now on sale at the Rollin Art Centre and box office. This performance will run from May 1~ 17th. Tickets: Adults: $15 and Seniors/Students $13 in advance.

ALBERNI VALLEY CRAFT FAIR BOOKING NOW

For 40 years the Alberni Valley Craft Fair Association has celebrated the work of talented artists and crafters at their “Christmas in the Valley” Giant Christmas Craft Fair. Held on the second weekend in November, this year’s dates are Nov 7th, 8th, and 9th and for the third year it will be held in the bright and beautiful “New Alberni Athletic Hall”. The AV Craft Fair Annual General Meeting (AGM) is April 16th at 7 p.m. at the Athletic Hall Board Room (upstairs). If you would like a space in the Alberni Valley’s most successful and long running craft fair you can call or text Brenda at 250-720-6711 and she will send you and application or simply come to the AGM. No food vendors please.

LOCAL ART RETREAT

Oil Painting Workshop is being offered by local artist, Diana Jensen Vestergaard, Sat.,  April 26th and Sun., April 27th at Arrowvale Cottages and Campground. Immerse yourself in artistic inspiration at Arrowvale. Discover and explore art, this beautiful sixty-seven acre farm and campground. Lodging packages are being offered or a day package. Cost is $149 Art Retreat day program, $170 Art Retreat with camping package or $378 Art Retreat with deluxe cottage stay. For more info call Arrowvale at 250-723-7948.

 

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, the home of the Rollin Art Centre.

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