Arts around Alberni: an exhibit with flair to an artisans faire.

This, that and the other from Alberni's arts scene.

Florentia’s on fire

Words on Fire, the open mike event for writers of poetry and prose, short stories, memoir and novels, features local journalist Florentia Scott as the main reader at the next event, Oct. 26.

Words on Fire is held the last Wednesday of the month at Char’s Landing, on Argyle Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music by pianist Sandy Bouleau. Open mike starts at 7 p.m. The fee is $5 and includes coffee and goodies.

Lines and Rhymes fine

Karen Poirier is a local artist whose work will be on exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre from Oct. 15 to Nov. 9. Lines and Rhymes is the title of this show, consisting of a collection of florals and landscapes in watercolour and graphite.

Poirier uses line, colour, shape and poetry to express thoughts and impressions that are a reflection of her world.

Artists donate to Ty Watson

The Ty Watson House would like to thank the following Artist for their recent contributions of artwork. Miriam Manuel, four framed watercolours; Joan Gates, four framed paintings; Karen Poirier, three framed watercolours; and Cynthia Bonesky, a framed painting.

These donations of artwork will graciously hang on the wall at Ty Watson for years to come.

Love legends at Timbre show

Love, Laughter and Legends—Broadway to the Beatles, is Timbre! Choir’s next concert, Saturday, Nov. 6 at the ADSS Auditorium. Music begins at 2:30 p.m.

Season and single tickets are on sale at the Rollin Art Centre.

Art banners now available

A reminder to all banner artists from the spring that banners are available, for a minimum donation of $25, for pickup at the Rollin Art Centre.

Deadline for pickup is the end of November. If not picked up by deadline all banners become the property of the Arrowsmith Rotary Club.

Magic Cottage time already

The Magic Cottage Christmas craft and gift sale is already on the horizon. Search out handicrafts and treasures for Christmas at the cottage, 3945 Fourth Ave., Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday,  Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artisan’s Faire in November

The 29th annual Artisans Faire will be held at the Italian Canadian Hall on  Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This popular Christmas craft fair is a treasure trove of handmade goodness.

Admission is free, eats and treats provided by the Bread Of Life.

Mark calendars for market

This year the Mistletoe Market at the Rollin Art Centre will take place from Nov. 12 through Christmas Eve. Mark your calendars as you wont want to miss the gallery all dressed for Christmas.

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. The building is wheelchair accessible.

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

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