Arts Around Alberni: new show to books that have to go

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

New exhibit in the queue

ConglomerART is the title of our next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre.

Feature artist Jim Kermeen will be showcasing, in his first exhibit ever, a conglomerate of acrylic paintings.

Kermeen’s exhibit starts Feb. 8 and runs until March 8. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 1-3 p.m. in the gallery.

Photo show nearing end

“Inspirations” is the current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre.

The exhibit is showing now through to Feb. 6.

This is an exciting arrangement of photographs showcasing the work of members of the Alberni Valley Photo Club.

The Rollin Art Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street.

Admission is by donation and we are wheelchair accessible.

Arts council book donations

The Community Arts Council his now accepting gently used books for our annual book sale.

Please drop off all your gently used books in the box located under the stairs at the Rollin Art Centre.

This is one of the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraisers.

Call out to artists

The Rollin Art centre is now accepting applications from all visual artists to exhibit their work in our Fine Arts Gallery during the 2014 calendar year.

Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or you can download an application at www.portalberniarts.com.  Deadline is April 30, 2013.

Wanna get married?

The Rollin Art Centre gardens are a wonderful back drop for any special occasion and perfect for that summer wedding.

If you are planning a summer wedding then call the Rollin Art Centre to reserve your date.

The Rollin Art Centre can be reached at 250-724-3412 for more information.

Words on fire at Char’s

Open mic continues on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Char’s landing.

The event showcases local talented writers of all genres. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and readings begin at 7 p.m. p.m.

Writers have the opportunity to read pieces of fiction, non-fiction, poetry or memoir.

Admission is $5 at the door and covers refreshments and a draw.

Learn to paint watercolour

The class offers beginners, and those in search of more skill development, a relaxed environment to explore and learn the basic skills and techniques of watercolour painting.

Supply list available at Echo Centre. Eight sessions between Thursday Jan. 31- March 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $100. The course instructor is Peggy Burkosky.

 

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

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