Art in Schools starts May 5

Book sale, Timbre! concert and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

The Community Arts Council would like to send out a big thank you to all the artists, community venues; AV Museum, Char’s Landing, Train Station, DRAW Gallery, Blue Fish Gallery, the many hosts, volunteers and the community for making this year’s Days with the Arts event  a great success. Without the continuous support we wouldn’t be able to help support artists.

Art in Schools next exhibit

The Rollin Art Centre hosts a unique exhibit every year, showcasing several elementary school classes who take part in the “Art in the School” program. This year’s exhibit features four classes from, John Howitt, Gill, Eighth Avenue, and Wood school as well as students from Port Alberni Community Living.

This wonderful exhibit begins May 5 and will run until May 16. Join us for refreshments in the gallery, Saturday May 9th from 1-3 pm, by showing your support to these very young talented artists.

Book sale is coming

This is the last week the Rollin Art Centre is accepting books for its giant book sale, which runs for two days, May 8–9 this year. Please note the addition of an extra day, Friday, May 8 the sale is open 6 – 8 p.m. and our usual Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Echo Centre.

We are still in great need of any gently used books. We will take book donations up to May 2. Please help support this wonderful fundraiser for the Community Arts Council and the Rollin Art Centre.

Mt. Klitsa plant sale May 9

Grab your bags and boxes! The Mt. Klitsa Garden Club presents its 16th annual plant sale on Saturday, May 9 at the Rollin Art Centre at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street  between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Annuals, perennials, shrubs and more! Sorry, no earlybirds admitted.

We Got Rhythm concert

Timbre! Choir, presents “We Got Rhythm” on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm at the ADSS Theatre.  This is the final concert of their 42nd season and it features a little something for everyone.

Timbre! Choir is conducted by Patricia Miller and will be accompanied by Danielle Marcinek on piano and the Barry Miller Jazz Trio.

Tickets are $15 for seniors and adults and $5 for students and children and are available at Echo Centre, Finishing Touches, Rollin Art Centre,  Salmonberry’s, from choir members and if still available, at the door.

What’s on at Char’s Landing:

• Fri, May 1, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Geoff Johnson solo-acoustic Led Zeppelin tribute

• Sat, May 2, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Bluegrass Fever

• Sun, May 3, 2-10 p.m., Social – YPAV post-Dry Creek Community Garden Grand Opening

 

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