Arts around Alberni: from Centennial pics to Phil’ Harmonics

Rollin Art Centre's Melissa Martin has the scoop on the who, what, where, when, why and how in Alberni's art scene.

Centennial exhibit inspires

Centennial Inspirations is the title of this very wonderful and exciting art exhibit showcasing local artist at the Rollin Art Centre.

Inspiration was taken from the 1912 photos the artists randomly selected. Each artist added their unique style when creating this exhibit that is worthwhile viewing for the entire family.

This exhibit will run in the gallery from June 16 to Aug.15. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this one of a kind show.

Tea on terrace harmonic music

Don’t miss the summer favourite as the season opens today with musical guests Phil’s Harmonic String Orchestra, Thursday July 5 at the Rollin Art Centre.

Tea on the Terrace and will run every Thursday until Aug. 23.

New this year is the pre-purchase of $10. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre. Price includes tea, light lunch and musical entertainment from 1-3 p.m.

Rumour has it some of the Centennial Belles will be on hand roaming the gardens and serving tea.

In case of rain the tea’s will be held at Char’s Landing.

Musical Line up for the summer includes: Call today to reserve your spot, 250-724-3412, as seating is limited.

July 5 – Phil’s Harmonics

July 12– Hank Mallon

July 19 – Doug Gretsinger

July 26 – Paul Kurucz: solo

Aug. 2 – Yvonne Gibbon

Aug. 9 – Classic Tub

Aug. 16 – Old Time Fiddlers

Aug. 23 – The Travelers: Paul Kurucz and his daughters

Summer Rollin kids programs

Children’s Summer Art Programs are back this summer at the Rollin Art Centre, starting July 3 for children ages five to eight years old.

Each week is a different theme so call now and book your spot as space is limited.

Three day week programs are $20, and are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Mornings: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for ages 5-6

Afternoons: 1-3 p.m. for 7-8 year olds.

Call 250-724-3412 today.

Artisan market at Rollin

Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The centre will be having an artisan’s market in the garden.

Add a lovely stroll through the gardens while watching the artists create those one of a kind pieces or just stop by to chat with the artists themselves.

Market runs all July and August. If you are interested in renting a table please call Melissa for more info at 250-724-3412.

This week at Char’s Landing

Friday July 13 at 8 p.m. Shane Philip, presents Life. Love. Music.

Phillip is a one-man force on stage. His feet wildly work his drum kit while he plays guitar, aslatua, djembes and of course his didgeridoos.

Tickets are $15, seniors/students $12.

Saturday July 14 at 7:30 p.m. The Barley Show-Open Mic Variety Show, hosted by Port Alberni’s own Brenda Barlow.

For more info call 250-730-1636.

Weddings in the garden

The Rollin Art Centre gardens are a wonderful back drop for any special occasion and perfect for that summer wedding.

Are you planning a summer wedding?  The Rollin Art Centre Garden, on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street has openings in July.

Call 250-724-3412 for more Information.

Bard to Broadway

This summer, the Bard to Broadway summer theatre 2012 season in Qualicum Beach begins with Hello Dolly and Becky’s New Car.

Tickets are available by phone, 250-752-4470 or at the B2B box office at the Village Theatre.

Performances are from July 9 to Aug. 18. Call today.

 

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