Annual closure soon at Alberni’s Rollin Art Centre

A hometown colouring book, garden concert and more on the Alberni arts scene.

The Rollin Art Centre will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 30 and reopen Tuesday, Sept. 13 for their annual summer closure.

Colouring book

The Community Art Centre has a call to artists for a new project; an adult colouring book. We are currently looking for artists who would like to submit a line drawing, 8” X 10”, of local landmarks or something that reminds you of our wonderful Alberni Valley.

These drawings, black and white only, will be juried and published in a colouring book as a fundraiser for the Community Arts Council and the Rollin Art Centre.

For more information and an application, stop by the Rollin Art Centre.

Submissions will be accepted until Sept. 13.

Fiddle concert

The Community Arts Council is excited to present the fiddle, step dance and family-based group, Everything Fitz – The Fitzgerald’s on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 2-4 p.m. at the ADSS Auditorium.

Celtic jigs and reel old time favourites, vocal arrangements, choreographed group dance and more.

The Fitzgerald family, featuring three-time Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champions, Julie, Tom and Kerry Fitzgerald, present an eclectic program that blends traditional jigs and reels, bluegrass, jazz standards, Celtic and show-stopping Ottawa-Valley step dancing, rounded out by guitarist and vocalist Nate Douglas.

Everything Fitz is an energetic, virtuosic, tradition, celebrating outfit. Not to mention one that’s not soon forgotten when seen fiddling and step dancing at the same time.

Tickets are $20 and available at the Rollin Art Centre.

Garden concert

Join us for an afternoon of music on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1-5 p.m.

The Rollin Art Centre will be holding a musical afternoon in the gardens at the Rollin Art Centre.

Twelve local musicians lead by Don Bergen, are set to perform for an afternoon of music and food.

Bring your blankets or grab a table. Chili cook-off and BBQ smokies will be available. Admission is by donation.

Money raised will help to benefit future programs at the Rollin Art Centre, as this is a fundraiser.

Timbre! Choir

Timbre! Choir is looking for new members in all sections.

The choir will be starting its new season under the direction of Rosemary Lindsay and rehearsals start Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Church.

If you are interested, please contact Pat Venn at 250-723-2380 or by email at pvenn@shaw.ca for more detailed information.

Film festival

Movie fans take notice. The Alberni Valley Museum is announcing their new Film Fest Fall film series. The festival began with Love and Friendship last weekend.

Film Fest has a stellar lineup of four films to be screened at the Landmark Cinemas Paramount Theatre on select Sundays at 5:00 pm.

The new Fall 2016 Film Series includes: Angry Indian Goddesses on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 5:00 p.m., The Dressmaker on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 5:00 p.m., This Changes Everything on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 5:00 p.m.

Passes and tickets available at the Alberni Valley Museum. For a series pass: $35.00, Single Film :$10.00 Single film tickets will be at the door on show nights.

For Information Contact the AV Museum at 250-720-2863.

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre. Call 250-724-3412.

 

 

 

 

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