Arts around Alberni: from celebrating it all to the final call

This, that and a sprinkling of the other from here, there and everywhere in Alberni's art and entertainment scene.

Rollin Centre celebrates arts

In special honour of Port Alberni’s Centennial and Arts in Culture Week  April 22-28, the Community Arts Council will host a free Celebrating the Arts Centennial Tea on Saturday, April 28 from 1–3 p.m. The event will pay homage to the important role the arts have played in our community during the past 100 years.

The tea will include a commemorative planting of Port Alberni’s Centennial tree, a Dogwood, in the Rollin Art Centre garden. A children’s “growing the arts” seed planting activity will also be included.

The tea reception will take place afterward in the gallery.

Time passes for Rollin show

Only two weeks remain for the Rollin Art Centre’s art exhibit, a joint show with artists Adina Barugolo and Peter Leclerc titled Time Passages.

This exhibit, showcasing varied styles of mixed mediums, until May 9.

The gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. Admission is free and the gallery is and wheelchair accessible.

Fashion across the decades

The Rollin Art Centre will have a Centennial Fashion Show on Saturday, June 9 with a tea reception following the event in the gallery.

This show is a fundraiser for the art centre to provide funding for children’s art programs.

The fashion show will take place at 1 p.m. outside on the terrace and will be a showcase of costumes that have been designed, created and modelled after those in 1912.

Tickets are $10 each, available at the Rollin Art Centre. Seating is limited.

Terrace teas need your help

The Rollin Art Centre is asking for donations of small tea pots and two-tier china plates for Teas on the Terrace this summer. If you are able to donate these items, please drop them off at the gallery during operating hours.

Final weekend to give books

The last day to donate books for the Community Arts Council’s annual book sale is Saturday, April 28. Please help the Rollin Art Centre by dropping off gently used books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles for the annual book sale, which takes place on May 12 at Echo Centre.

Drop books at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the large wooden box during operating hours.

Final call for artists

This is the final week for submissions for art exhibits at the Rollin Art Centre in 2013.

Application forms for visual artists are available at the Rollin Art Centre or you can download one from www.portalberniarts.com. Deadline is April 30. Please call 250-724-3412 for more info.

Tickets still available

• Canadian Country Artist, Crystal Shawanda at The Capitol Theatre. Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the Rollin Art Centre and Somass Drugs, $28 (cash only).

• Timbre! Choir’s Music Magic, Sunday, May 6, 2:30 p.m. ADSS Auditorium. Adults $15, seniors $12, child $6.

• Portal Players presents Greater Tuna, May 24–26, June 1–2. Tickets, $15 adults, $13 seniors/students.

 

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, the home of the Rollin Art Centre.