Arts Around: Photo show to fiery words

A sprinkle of this and a dash of that from here and there in Port Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

First Nations photo exhibit

The Community Arts Council is pleased to introduce Carlos Reyes-Manzo and his collection of photographs titled: “Rights and Wrongs-The Resilience of the Worlds Indigenous People”. This exciting photography exhibit is on loan from North Island Collage International in Campbell River. The community is invited to the opening reception Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1-3 p.m. in the gallery with special quests. The show runs and runs until Nov. 9. Rollin Art Centre Gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street, and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Mondays. The gallery is wheelchair accessible and admission is by donation.

Fall art workshops on tap

Rollin Art Centre will be holding fall art workshops, in early October.  Please check for dates and times in our weekly columns, you won’t want to miss these exciting two-day art classes by artist Cynthia Bonesky.

Travelers in concert

The Community Arts Council will be holding a fall concert fundraiser at the Capitol Theatre featuring the Travelers. The concert is on Sunday Nov. 10 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at Rollin Art Centre the last week of September. Advance tickets: $10, or $12 at the door. Join The Travelers, Paul, Tatyanna and Jairynn Kurucz and special quest to help raise funds for the Rollin Art Centre. This concert promises to be fun, interactive with a trip down memory lane including old and contemporary tunes.

Char’s Landing events

Thursday, Sept. 19, 8-10 p.m., Montreal’s Alan Gerber LIVE—blues/folk/R&B vocals/piano/fiddle

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m., Saskatoon’s Alexis Normand MIRADOR—Fransaskoise jazz-folk

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 8-10 p.m., Saskatchewan’s Zachary Lucky—folk CD Release

Wednesday, Sept. 25th, 7-9 p.m., AV Words on Fire! Spoken word featuring local poet Stephen Novik

Saturday, Sept. 28, 8-10 p.m., Tanner James w/Lap-Steel player

Sunday, Sept. 29, Rainbow Gardens fundraiser 1p.m. Pete’s BBQ, 2-4 p.m. music with Lance Lapointe & Friends

Advanced tickets available at the Rollin Art Centre, Cash Only.

Barkley Sounds Choir

The Barkley Sounds Choir has started their new season and will hold practices at the United Church on Church Street. If you love to sing and like to have fun please call Jeanette at 250-723-6884 for more info.

Christmas in the Valley

Alberni Valley Craft Fair association presents, Christmas in the Valley giant Christmas craft and arts fair, which takes place Nov. 8-10 at the Athletic Hall. A few tables are still available; book yours now, 250-724-4628.

Words on Fire

Words on Fire open mike at Char’s Landing on Wednesday, Sept. 25, will feature local poet Stephen Novik.  If you missed him at the Fringe Festival or ArtRave now is the time to catch this memorable animated spoken word performance.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the open mike portion starts at 7 p.m. Bring your poetry, prose, storytelling and songs and get ready to entertain and be entertained.  Admittance fee of $5 covers coffee and tea and a free draw.

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, the home of the Rollin Art Centre.  The Gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Closed Mondays. Wheelchair accessible, admission is by donation.

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

The Gallery is located at the corner of 8th and Argyle Street and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Closed Mondays. Wheelchair accessible, admission is by donation.