Debbie Goodman’s ‘Tree Frog’ artwork is composed of individual pieces of specialty paper that make up the detail work.

Arts around Alberni: Kick it in Qualicum with Faust

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

Exhibit is a wild one

Wild Observations is the current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre, and runs until Oct. 16.

This exhibit showcases a very unique exhibit of paper collage, by artist Debbie Goodman.

The pieces she creates are composed entirely from coloured and patterned specialty paper, which come from many countries of origin.

Debbie is passionate about wildlife and the conservation and animal welfare, as you will see in this wonderful collection.

Arts council gives thanks

The Community Arts Council of the Alberni valley would like to give a big thank you to Paul Kurucz and daughters, Tatyanna and Jairynn

Thanks for their generous fundraiser of music and laughter, and to the many guests who attended on Saturday evening.

This event was a great success and we hope to have many more concerts in the future.

Tea, scones, books, clues

The Rollin Art centre and two  local authors will be hosting a, Mystery Tea/Book signing, Saturday Sept. 29 from 1-3 p.m.

Authors Joan Donaldson-Yarmey and Thelma Van Nice (SerendipiTEA,), will be in the garden for an afternoon of hunting for clues in the garden and scrambling puzzles to win prizes.

Tea and scones will be served along with discussions about their books.

Building better Mousetrap

Portal Players Dramatic Society presents, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, at the Capitol Theatre Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 and 31.

Advance tickets are $15 adults and $13 seniors, at the door $18 & $16.

Tickets available at the Rollin Art Centre.

Fall: tea and bazaars

The Westcoast |General Hospital Auxiliary is holding its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The event is at Echo Centre and is  from 1-3 p.m.

There will be something for everyone: baking, knitting, books, plants, toys and dolls, Christmas table and more.

Admission is free, tea room is $5. Everyone welcome.  All proceeds go to the hospital for equipment to assist in the care and comfort of patients.

Kick it with Faust in Qualicum

Vancouver Island Opera (VIO) presents, Faust by Charles Gounod, at The Qualicum Civic Centre, Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are $32 and $35 at the door. Tickets are available at Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, Chocolates Plus in Qualicum Beach and Tom Lee Music in Nanaimo.

Please call 250-594-8822 or 250-586-6095 for more information.

 

The Rollin Art Centre is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street in South Port. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council.

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