Masks from Gill Elementary School students

Art in the Schools an inspiration for Alberni Valley students

The Rollin Art Centre presents an exhibit of work created by students under the tutelage of several local artists.

Art in the Schools is on exhibit at Rollin Art Centre until June 8th. Students from local elementary schools and Community Living worked with local artists as part of Art in the Schools program. The artist’s reception is Saturday, May 25 from 1-3 p.m., come out and meet these aspiring artists and help them experience what being an artist is all about.

Days full of arts approach

Mark your calendars for the Community Art Council’s Days with the Arts event, Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2. With more than 80 local artists and 35 separate venues, you won’t want to miss this wonderful event. Tickets $20 at Rollin Art Centre. Stop by the gallery to view the door prizes donated by the artists. Tickets include the chance to win one of these terrific pieces of art.Proceeds support the Community Art Council and Rollin Art Centre.

Book Rollin

for weddings

Book your wedding or special event now to be held in the beautiful gardens at the Rollin Art Centre. Make those special days last forever with photographs taken on our beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds amongst a gazebo, bridge or in a field of flowers. Call Rollin Art Centre today to book a wedding, family reunion or other special event. Call 250-724-3412.

What’s on at Char’s Landing

Fri, May 24th, 8-10 p.m., Rainey & Ford – alt-country/folk/pop/rock

Wed, May 29th, 7-9 p.m., AV Words on Fire! Spoken word open mic

Sat/Sun Jun 1/2 10 a.m-4 p.m. Days with the Arts—hosting AV Wednesday Painters

Tue, Jun 4th, 8-10 p.m., The Real Ponchos

Advanced tickets available at the Rollin Art Centre, cash only.

New show at DRAW gallery

DRAW gallery presents Flowers and Dreams, Spring to Summer group show. This exhibit runs until June 29. To savour all the flowers in spring and then the warmth of summer where little dreams may go. Featuring the many exceptional talents of local artists. Thursday through Saturday from 12–5 p.m. located at the corner of Melrose and Eight Avenue.

Also at DRAW: life drawing workshops, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 250-724-2056 for more info.

Words on Fire at Char’s

Open mic continues on Wednesday, May 29 at Char’s Landing. This event showcases local talented writers of all genres. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and open mic starts at 7 p.m. This evening provides authors the opportunity to read a longer piece, or excerpts of their writing.

A small admission fee includes refreshments and a draw.

The Rollin Art Centre 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.

Just Posted

ARTS AROUND: Port Alberni artists showcase a range of mediums

“Into the Forest” will feature everything from watercolours to quilting

Divers explore the deeps of Sproat Lake using vintage equipment

Heritage Hard Hat Divers will have a maritime heritage exhibit in Port Alberni

EDITORIAL: In face of tough week, Port Alberni first responders deserve our respect

Last week was a difficult week for first responders in the Alberni Valley…

Alberni group focuses on stigmatization as biggest barrier to opioid crisis

Community session planned to raise dialogue on opioid crisis response

Home care complaints up 45% on Vancouver Island

Number of home care hours delivered down 6%, complaints up 45 %

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Instagram celebrity pays for B.C. woman’s boob job

‘Kirill was here’ held a contest for women to win a boob job and a trip to Miami

Man pulls over to help injured owl, gets hit by SUV

Chase RCMP say owl flew away while they were on scene

Cannabis sales up 25% in November as overall retail sales fall 0.9%

Cannabis store sales totalled $54 million in the first full month of legal recreational pot sales

LNG Canada support far outweighs protests, CEO says

Andy Calitz vows completion on schedule at B.C. Natural Resource Forum

B.C. Green Party leader calls for Assistant Deputy Speaker to step aside

Weaver alleges whistleblower was fired after looking into the Liberal MLA’s expenses

B.C. man says he was evicted due to ‘personal vendetta’ against his toddler

Matt Astifan says he has tried to do what he can but a young child will always make some noise

Case of B.C. man caught with 27,500 fentanyl pills thrown out due to Charter breach

‘Ambiguous’ signal by drug sniffer dog Doodz leads to B.C. Supreme Court decision

B.C. animal killer Kayla Bourque guilty of breaching conditions

Bourque is expected to be sentenced on Feb. 8

Most Read