Arts around Alberni: from garden art to a new show start

The who, what, where, when, why and how of Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

New exhibit for centennial

Centennial Inspirations is the title of a unique art exhibit celebrating the city’s centennial and showcasing local artists at the Rollin Art Centre.

Each artist randomly selected a historical photograph, taken somewhere in Port Alberni 100 years ago. The photographs were their inspiration and each artist added their unique style when creating their paintings.

This exhibit is worthwhile viewing for the creativity and historical perspective.

Centennial Inspirations will run in the gallery until Aug. 15.

Tea season opens at Rollin

The Tea on the Terrace season opens with musical guests Phil’s Harmonic String Orchestra, Thursday, July 5 at the Rollin Art Centre.

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

New this year is the pre-purchase option of $10. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre. Price includes tea, a 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.

The Rollin Art Centre is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street.

In case of rain the teas will be held at Char’s Landing, on Argyle Street at Fifth Avenue.

SUMMER CELEBRATIONS

Children’s Summer Art programs are back this summer at the Rollin Art centre, starting July 3. For children ages 5 to 8 years old. Each week is a different theme so call now and book your spot as space is limited.

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

Mornings: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for ages 5 & 6 year olds and

Afternoons: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. for 7 & 8 year olds. Call 250-724-3412 today.

THIS WEEK AT CHAR’S LANDING

This week at the Landing

Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m., Award-winning female songwriter and artist of the year, Helen Austin will sing on Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m. at Char’s Landing. Austin’s daughter Daisy will also perform.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors/students.

 

Friday June 29th at 7 p.m., Thomas P. Radcliff. Legendary folk singer, singer-songwriter, will be live at Char’s Landing. Tickets are $12, Seniors/Students $10. For more info call 250-730-1636.

ARTISAN’S IN THE GARDEN

The Rollin Art Centre will be having an Artisan’s Market in the garden every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the months of July and August. If you are interest in renting a table please call Melissa for more info at 250-724-3412.

ART WORKSHOPS

Two great workshops in August held at the Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way Qualicum.  The first workshop is Silk Painting for beginners, with instructor Maureen Walker, AFCA. No experience necessary. Discover the colourful world of painting on silk. Using silk as your canvas and dye as your medium, you can take your paintings into a whole new dimension.

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday August 25th & 26th, 9:30 – 4:30

Cost: $250. (Includes HST, lunch and materials)

The second workshop is a Two Day Tune Up! Drawing & Painting with instructor Grant Fuller

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday August 25th & 26th, 9:30 – 4:30

Cost: Saturday Only (1 day workshop): $150.00 (includes HST and lunch)

Weekend (2 day workshop) $275.00 (includes HST and lunch)

Register today at www.islandartsmag.ca for more info.

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT ROLLIN ART CENTRE

1.    Heather Keizur, Saturday June 30th, 7:30 p.m., Tickets $22 each

WEDDINGS

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 8th Ave. and Argyle St. has openings in July.  Call 250-724-3412 for more information.

 

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