Arts Around Alberni: From global pics to day with the arts

This and that from here and there in Port Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Global photos at the Rollin

We at the Rollin Art Centre are excited about our current art exhibit showcasing Alberni Valley-based husband and wife photographers Ati and Orsi Gereb. (please see separate story on page 29).

The title of this incredible selection of vivid photographs is “Women and Children from around the World”. Their exhibit runs until April 10. Meet the Gerebs at their artists’ reception this Saturday, March 16 from 1–3 p.m.

The Rollin Art Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. Admission is by donation and we are wheelchair accessible.

Forestry show next on tap

“Cedar and Sawdust” is the title of the next art exhibit at the Rollin, featuring artist Charlotte Bell beginning Friday, April 12. This solo art exhibit opens the doors of memory and imagination to explore years of working in, and observing, the coastal forest of British Columbia. It showcases a collection of soft acrylic paintings.

Big band plays Little Bavaria

The Harbour City Big Band is having their annual dance on Saturday, April 6 at the Bavarian Centre, above Little Bavaria restaurant on Fourth Avenue.

Tickets are only $15 and are available at Rollin Art Centre, from any band member or at Pete’s Mountain Meats.

Book sale needs help

The Community Arts Council still needs your books. May 11 is the date for our annual book sale. This is our biggest fundraiser for the year to help keep the arts alive in the Alberni Valley.

Please consider dropping off all your gently used books, puzzles and CDs to the Rollin Art Centre in the box located under the stairs. No  encyclopedias, text books or library books, please.

Call to artists for Rollin 2014

The Rollin Art Centre is accepting applications from all visual artists to submit an application to exhibit their work in the fine arts gallery during the 2014 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.

Please call 250-724-3412 for more info.

Days with Arts are June 1–2

The Community Arts Council’s biennial Days with the Arts event will take place Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2. New artists or those who have not been contacted are encouraged to call the Rollin Art Centre to sign up. Tickets, priced at $20, will be available in April.

Get married in the gazebo

The Rollin Art Centre gardens are a wonderful backdrop for any special occasion, from family photos to a summer wedding. Are you planning a summer wedding? Call the Rollin Art Centre today and reserve your date.

The Rollin Art Centre Garden is located on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. Pleaes call 250-724-3412 for more information.

What’s on at Char’s Landing

• Thursday, March 14, 7-9 p.m., Gerry Barnum. Soulful roots/original music.

• Friday, March 15, 8-10 p.m., Peripheral Vision in concert.

• Saturday, March 16, 8-10 p.m., Buleria de la Luna in concert.

• Thursday March 21, 7-9 p.m., Chris Ronald in concert.

• March, Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Creative Play, art exhibit by Cynthia Bonesky continues.

Advanced tickets available at the Rollin Art Centre.

 

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