Arts around Alberni: from exhibit winding down to getting down with Persian tunes

This, this and the other from here, there and everywhere in Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Time dwindles to see exhibit

Only two weeks remaint to view artist Doug Harrison’s collection of watercolour and acrylics depicting local scenes of fishing boats, tug boats and the logging industry.

The Rollin Art Centre is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. free admission and wheelchair accessible.

Prince of Persia in music

Don’t miss this evening the entire family will enjoy. Join the Darya Persian Music Ensemble for a free cultural evening, sponsored by Great Canadian Video Network.

Char’s Landing will host a charity concert Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Families are welcome. Admission is free.

The program will feature tasnifs and instrumental music in the modes of Bayat-e Esfehan and Bayat-e Tork, with poetry by Rumi, Attar and other mystical poets.

Come and experience this wonderful evening for the entire family.

Gallery calls all visual artists

The Rollin Art centre is now accepting applications to all visual artists to submit an application to exhibit their work in the fine arts gallery during the 2013 calendar year.

Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or artists can download an application at portalberniarts.com. Deadline is April 30.

Portal plays with musical

Portal Players Dramatic Society’s 2012 musical production of Suds, the rocking ’60s musical soap opera opens on Friday, Feb. 24 and runs until March 17.

This is a story about a young ingénue whose job in a 1960s laundromat becomes more interesting when she is visited by her guardian angels.

The show features classic songs like, Please Mr. Postman, You Can’t Hurry Love, Respect and I Know a Place to name a few.

All seats are $20 in advance and are available at the Rollin Art Centre.

Rollin needs your books

The Rollin Art Centre will be accepting gently used books, DVD’s, CD’s, and puzzles for their annual book sale.

The event happens on May 12.

Please no National Geographic, Encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest and textbooks. Drop books at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box.

This is one of the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraisers.

Centennial art opportunity

Port Alberni is celebrating 100 years of being a city. On Saturday, Aug. 4, artisans and crafters will have the opportunity to display and sell their work at Bob Dailey Stadium from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Artisans will be provided with an eight-foot-long table and chair. The cost is $10 per artist/crafter.

For more info and to book your spot, please call Gareth at 250-724-5918.

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.

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