Arts Around Alberni: From mistletoe to banners that glow

This and that from here and there in Port Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Rollin Art Centre in conjunction with the Rotary Arts District’s “Light up your heART” event will kick off a new annual festival Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Rollin Art Centre.

“Celebration of Light”; luminaries and paper lantern sculptures, is the theme of this magical event. Stroll the grounds that will be decorated with luminaries, lanterns and lights, while listening to carollers in the outdoor market of artisans.

Calling all artisans and crafters: tables are still available for rental under the tent during this event. Please call Melissa at 250-724-3412 for info.

Shopping under the mistletoe

Mistletoe Market has begun at the Rollin Art Centre, and will continue until Dec. 22. Don’t miss this transformation of the gallery into a winter wonderland of treasures.

You won’t want to miss the gallery all dressed for Christmas—and Christmas shopping. Items include creative woodwork, original paintings, glass art, jewellery, cards, knitted goods, canvas floor mats, photography, soaps, pottery, ornaments galore and much more.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Located at the corner of Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue.

Learn the art of journaling

Room is still available for a new workshop called Art Journaling, presented by Cynthia Bonesky.

Learn how to art journal, exploring a new creative outlet and having fun while doing it.

Cost is only $50 for the two-day workshop, Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rollin Art Centre. A supply list will be made available when you sign up.

Space is limited, so stop by the Rollin Art Centre to reserve your spot.

Buy back your art banner

If you are one of the lucky ones to have painted a banner for 2012, they are available for purchase now at the Rollin Art Centre for $25.

Located at the corner of Eighth and Argyle, the gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

*Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council, the home of the Rollin Art Centre.

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