Arts around Alberni: From spring tea to…Christmas – what?

This, that and the other from here, there and everywhere in the Alberni arts and entertainment scene.

Gittan Klemetsrud paints a vision with her camera in ‘Ice Reflections’

Photo attitude is showing

Local photographer Gittan Klemetsrud is the next exhibitor at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery until April 11.

Don’t miss her show titled, When Attitude Becomes Form. Klemetsrud’s insightful understanding of humanity’s unified connections with nature is sure to excite other people’s vision through her photographs.

Come and meet the artist on Saturday, March 17 from 1–3 p.m. at the Rollin Art Centre’s Gallery.

Make mosaics in tile, glass

Join designer Cheryl Jacobs and learn all the fundamentals of mosaic design as you create a beautiful mosaic mirror and mosaic birdhouse.

You’ll explore techniques of creating three-dimensional designs. Registration is $80 (supply fee is $40).

Saturday, March 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Register at Echo Centre or call 250-723-2181.

Wheel throwing for beginners

Join Yolande Fournier and learn or improve your clay throwing techniques to make fabulous mugs and bowls.

Fee includes all firing costs. Clay and glazes are available for purchase at the class. Thursdays from April 5 to May 10, 7–9 p.m. $70 for six sessions. Register at Echo or call 250-723-2181.

Shiver me singin’ timbers

Don’t go into Good Timber expecting a play. This 90-minute production is actually a musical revue.

The music offers a distinct West Coast sound with folk, country, jazz and Celtic tunes.

Director Ross Desprez describes the show as east meets west with a twist. It touches on every aspect of the logging industry, from woods to the mills to loading the massive logs onto the ships for transport.

Tickets are $27 and available at the Rollin Art Centre, Somass Drugs and Echo Centre. Three shows will take place at the Capitol Theatre, April 20 at 8 p.m., and April 21 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. All proceeds go towards the Athletic Hall elevator fund.

Fashion show and tea too

Help celebrate 100 years of fashion, presented by The Vintage Clothing Ladies. The event takes place on Saturday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Echo Centre.

Tickets are $20 each and are available for pre-sale only, Saturday March 24 starting at 10 a.m. at the AV Museum. Or call 250-723-2181.

Christmas already?

Port Alberni’s giant crafts and arts fair will return to the Alberni Athletic Hall Nov. 9–11 for the first time since the big fire.

Early bird registration is $75 if paid before June 30. Please call Hanna at 250-723-6653 or Harriet at 250-723-6846 for more info.

Book sale still needs books

The Rollin Art Centre is still accepting gently used books, DVD’s, CD’s, and puzzles for their annual book sale, which takes place on May 12.

 

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.

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