Arts around Alberni: from summer art to Celtic start

The last word on everything artsy, entertainmenty and tasty in Alberni's art scene.

100 years of inspiration

Centennial Inspirations is the name of the Rollin Art Centre’s present art exhibit, a showcase of extraordinary pieces from 30 local artists.

This exhibit is unique as each artist randomly selected a photograph, taken somewhere in Port Alberni 100 years ago. The photographs were their inspirations and each artist added their unique style when creating this exhibit.

Meet the artists at the gallery on  Saturday, June 16 from 1–3 p.m. The exhibit runs until Aug. 15.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see this one of a kind show.

Rollin garden tour returns

The Community Arts Council presents their Alberni Valley Self-Guided Garden Tour on Sunday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy the selection of 10 gardens in the Alberni Valley, including three this year out at Sproat Lake.

Watch for artists in some of the gardens.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and are available at the Rollin Art Centre, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Classic Celtic at Char’s

Char’s Landing presents Celtic to Classics on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation, as this is a fundraiser for wheelchair ramp at Char’s Landing.

Musical guests include Haley Dwolinsky, Beverly Hintz, Margaret, Julian and Robert Growcott, Claudette Sjerven and Julia Turner.

Seating is limited, so please call 250-730-1636 to reserve your seat.

On Sunday, June 17th at 7 p.m., the Celtic theme continues with The Fretless at Char’s.

This is a young and innovative band that melds the worlds of Celtic, folk and chamber music into an amazing and unique sound. They may look like a conventional string quartet, but they’re not.

Time for tea on terrace

Tea on the Terrace at the Rollin Art Centre begins July 5 and runs every Thursday until Aug. 23. New this year is the pre-purchase of $10 tickets available at the Rollin Art centre.

Musical guests change from week to week, so call the Rollin Art Centre for the schedule and book your seat for your favorite performers.

Price includes “high tea” 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.

Summer art celebrations

Children’s summer Art programs are back this summer at the Rollin Art Centre, starting July 3, for children ages five to eight years old. Each week is a different theme. Please call 250-724-3412 and book your spot as space is limited.

Three-day programs are $20, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Mornings (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) are  for five- and six-year-olds and afternoons (1–3 p.m.) are for seven- to eight-year-year olds.

Artisans 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.

Tickets available

• Alberni Valley Centennial Garden Tour, Sunday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets, $15 adults, $12 seniors.

• Heather Keizur, Saturday, June 30, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre. Tickets $22 each.

Wondering of weddings?

The Rollin Art Centre gardens are a wonderful backdrop for any special occasion and perfect for a summer wedding. The Garden has openings in July.  Please call 250-724-3412 for more Information.

 

The Rollin Art Centre Gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

 

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