Arts around Alberni: from fairy tale powers to Christmas hours

The here and now in Alberni's arts and entertainment scene. Arts around Alberni: from fairy tale powers to Christmas hours

Hurry: make it to the market

Only a few more shopping days left so you don’t want to miss a stop at The Rollin Art Centre Gallery. Come stroll the gallery and view local artists’ work, perhaps finding the perfect gifts for all those special someones.

Some artists and their work include woodwork by Gerry Gagnon, pottery by Elsbeth Watson, home décor by Cathy Berry and Lynne Galesloot, and children’s fashion by Edilia Delaro.

Dave Swain has made wood ornaments, and there’s also etched glass by Charlene Deederly, prints by Claudia Herron, ornaments by Susan Addy and Elaine and James McLeod, jewellery by Shannon Kjernisted, Connie Milne and Patsy Gagnon and much more.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tall tales and fairy tails

Fairytales are dissected at this year’s Capitol Stages presentation of The Works, the brainchild of program director Teresa Drew.

The Works is a variety style show featuring the dramatic work of children from each class. This year’s theme is “Fairy Tails” and is full of great stuff—like three  goats with attitude, a gingerbread girl being chased by a lot of people, three bears and weird and wacky farm animals.

The Works hits the Capitol Theatre stage, Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. For more info, please call Teresa Drew at 250-730-0678.

Dream a little dream at Char’s

Char’s Landing presents a little Christmas, a little Celtic, a little folk sprinkled with roots and a whole lot of laughter with well-seasoned song-crafters Saskia and Darrel this Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance. Please call 250-730-1636 for more info.

Working West Coast for 2012

Opening the 2012 exhibit season at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery will be a collection of watercolour and acrylics depicting local scenes of fishing boats, tug boats and the logging industry by artist Doug Harrison.

The exhibit starts on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 and runs until Saturday, Feb. 5. Meet Doug at the gallery on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 1–3 p.m.

Nearly time for donating books

The Rollin Art Centre will be accepting gently used books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles for its annual book sale, which takes place on May 12, 2012.

Dropoff donations will commence Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box. This is one of the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraisers.

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

Please call 250-724-3412 for more info.

Christmas hours at Rollin

The Rollin Art Centre, on the corner of 8th Ave. and Argyle St. will be closed Friday December 23 and re-open on Tuesday January 10 at 11 a.m.

 

The Rollin Art Centre is located on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. Hours are 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.

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