Arts around Alberni: from holding books to pics getting looks

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

Please hold on to your books

The Rollin Art Centre’s collection of book donations will take place in January 2012 due to office reorganization.  Please hang on to all your books until this time.

We would like to thank you for your continued support with this amazing fundraiser for the Community Arts Council.

Totems rise in 3-D at Rollin

New Totems Rising is the name of the next exhibit on display at the Rollin Art Centre. Local artist, Deborah Philipp, will showcase her collection of three-dimensional art.

These pieces were inspired while building her home, using a combination of materials in the construction. The different types of wood, metal, plastic and electrical all had their own unique characteristics.

Philipp used all the bits to make a colourful, fun piece. Don’t miss this on!e

New Totem Rising will run from Sept. 17 through Oct. 12. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at the corner of Eighth Avenu and Argyle Street. Admission is free and the building is wheelchair accessible.

Sew what? It’s an open house

Sew Can You Sewing, located at 2505-14th Ave. (Neill and 14th), is having an open house on Friday, Sept. 16 from 1–8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Quilting and sewing classes, scrappy Sedona star, all about piping, table runners and placemats, jewel box quilts and more, are just some of the classes being offered.

For more information, please call Janet Finch at 250-723-9177.

Photo expo seeks entries

Open to all photographers on Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands. Entries accepted in black and white and colour. There is no limit as to how many entries you may submit in each category.

Initial submissions must be received no later than Friday, Sept. 23 as a digital file.

For complete details, including deadlines and fees, visit www.LadysmithCamera Club.com or send an e-mail to info@LadysmithCamera Club.com. Digital submissions must be sent to submissions@Ladysmith CameraClub.com

Arts Expo in Qualicum

The third annual Island Arts Expo takes place Nov. 5–6 in Qualicum Beach.

For a complete list of guest speakers, workshops and demonstrations and to register please go to: http://islandartsexpo.ca/.

Rollin needs helping hands

The Rollin Art Centre, and Community Arts Council, is always grateful for donations from the Recycling Depot. Just ask them to credit the Rollin Art Centre’s account while you are there.

We also would love to receive Canadian Tire money, as all donations will help the Rollin Art Centre.

Again, thank you for your continued support.

 

Melissa Martin writes Arts Around for the Community Arts Council.

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