Arts around Alberni: from spring colours to an exhibit for others

This, that and the other from here, there and everywhere in Alberni's art scene.

Time wanes for exhibit

There are only two weeks left to catch In My Minds Eye, the art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre, featuring artist Antonia Olak.

This exhibit will excite the senses with Olak’s stylized paintings in mixed media and charcoal.

Her work ranges from realism to gestured abstracts of local west coast themes. In My Minds Eye runs through to March 10.

Big message, silent auction

Come out and help support both the Rollin Art Centre and the Outreach Therapy program at Hilton Centre as they have joined forces to host a silent art auction, Monday, March 12, from 7–9 p.m. at the Rollin Art Centre.

Featuring a variety of framed prints, African masks and baskets and an original Roy Vickers banner from a private collection as well as work from local artists.

Colour your musical world

The Phil’s Harmonics String Orchestra under the direction of Philip Wallbank presents their spring concert, Colours of Spring. Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alberni Valley United Church, 3747 Church St., Tickets are $10 at the door. Call Bonnie for more info at 250-724-2998.

Ticket central at the Rollin

Portal Players Dramatic Society’s 2012 musical production of Suds, the rocking 60’s musical soap opera runs until March 17. All seats are $20 in advance and are available at the Rollin Art Centre.

Port Alberni International Women’s Day presents In Praise of Women at the ADSS auditorium Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and available at the Rollin Art Centre.

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, the home of the Rollin Art Centre.