Arts around Alberni: from a banner year to get tix here

This, that and a dash of the other from here, there and a bit of everywhere in Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Photographer’s Rollin in talent

Local photographer Gittan Klemetsrud’s insightful understanding of humanity’s unified connections with nature is infectious. Catch her drift in her new show, When Attitudes Become Form, at the Rollin Art Centre gallery, Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street, until April 11.

2012’s a banner year

It’s that time of year again: Arrowsmith Rotary Club is sponsoring the annual banner program. There is a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of supplies. Forms can be picked up at the Rollin Art Centre anytime from Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline is May 18.

The paint-in is planned for May 24–27 at the Kinsmen Community Centre.

Logger stories actually revue

Don’t go into Good Timber: Songs and Stories of the Western Logger expecting a play. This 90-minute production is actually a musical revue.

The music offers a distinct West Coast sound with folk, country, jazz and Celtic tunes. Director Ross Desprez describes it as East meets West with a twist.

Good Timber touches on every aspect of the industry, Tickets are $27 and available at The Rollin Art Centre, Somass Drugs and Echo Centre.

Good Timber will be presented over three shows at the Capitol Theatre, April 20 at 8 p.m., and April 21 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

All proceeds go towards the Athletic Hall elevator fund.

Call for artists for the Rollin

The Rollin Art Centre is putting out a call for visual artists.

Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or you can download an application at www.portalberniarts.com.

Deadline is April 30.

Get your event tickets here

The Rollin Art Centre still has tickets left for a number of events:

u Port Alberni‘s Harbour City Big Band is putting on the Ritz. Don’t miss this evening of swinging to the oldies at their Swing into Spring Dance, Saturday March 31 from 7:30–11:30 p.m. at the Italian Canadian Hall.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the Rollin Art Centre.

Arrowsmith Big Band Jazz Concert at the Capitol Theatre, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Sponsored by the Alberni Orchestra Society.

Books, yes magazines, no

The Rollin Art Centre is still accepting gently used books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles for the Community Arts Council’s annual book sale, which will take place on May 12 at Echo Centre.

Please, no National Geographics, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest or textbooks.

Drop any books but these at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box.

The Rollin Art Centre gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street and is wheelchair accessible. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 250-724-3412 for more info.

 

Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council.