Arts Around: Rollin re-opens Sept. 9

What's happening this week on the arts scene in Alberni.

The Rollin Art Centre will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 9 following its annual summer closure. We look forward to seeing you in the fall, with new and exciting family events and workshops.

Take a brush with nature

Shelley Penner will be the next artist showcasing her paintings of acrylic on canvas with some special pieces you won’t want to miss, at the Rollin Art Centre.

This collection, titled A Brush with Nature, is of nature and especially wildlife, her passion. Penner captures the images like a photograph. A Brush With Nature begins Sept. 16 and runs until Oct. 11. Join the artist in the gallery for refreshments, Saturday, Sept. 20 from 1-3 p.m.

It’s pumpkin time already

The Rollin Art Centre will be having its inaugural Pumpkin Carving Contest on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rollin Art Centre outside terrace. Finished Jack-O-Lanterns will be placed in the gardens. You must register that day for $5 per person in age appropriate categories.

Viewing and voting of your favourite lit Jack-O-Lantern will be Fri. Oct. 31 from 4-7 p.m.

Arts District applications open now

The Arrowsmith Rotary Club is accepting applications for the Arts District Grant program, which provides assistance to individuals, organizations and businesses who are interested in participating in activities that benefit the community specifically through enhancing the Rotary Arts District and achieving its purpose.

In order to be eligible, the participant must have attended the Arts District Grant Program Workshop which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17at 7:00 pm at Rollin Art Centre. Register by calling the front desk at Echo Centre at 250 723-2181. For further information on the Arts District Grant Program or the Arrowsmith Rotary Club contact: Pat Kermeen, President – 778 421-3996  or Theresa Kingston – 250 720-2506.

Timbre! Choir seeks members

Timbre! Choir will be starting rehearsals for its 42nd year on Sept. 15.  If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Karen Sparrow at 250-724-5244.

DRAW Gallery hosts show

Sacred Memories with Casey Rae will show at DRAW Gallery Sept 5 thru Sept 27th at DRAW Gallery.  Artist’s Meet & Greet Friday Sept 5th from 6 – 8 pm with Mexican food appetizers and traditional face painter.

Sacred Memories is an exhibition of paintings, mixed media and installation.  A personal remembrance of those passed and a celebration of life.

DRAW Gallery is located online and on location at the corner of Melrose and Eighth Avenue. The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday 12 – 5 pm. or www.drawgallery.com. Call 250-724-2056.

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Arts Council.