Arts Around Alberni: pics, books, band and art.

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

Inspiration in focus

Members of the Alberni Valley Photo Club have assembled an exhibit entitled “Inspirations”, showing at the Rollin Art Centre until Wednesday, Feb. 6.

“Inspirations” is a visually pleasing arrangement of photographs showcasing some of the city’s local photographers.

The Rollin Art Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at the corner of 8th Ave. and Argyle. Admission is by donation and we are wheelchair accessible.

So many books…

Frank Zappa would be proud of the Community Arts Council’s annual fundraiser. The prolific musician is credited with the quote, “so many books, so little time”.

You can help the arts council by donating your gently used books for the annual sale that takes place in May. This is the arts council’s largest fundraiser of the year.

Books can be dropped off in the wooden box located under the stairs at the Rollin Art Centre during operating hours.

Band plays centennial

The Alberni Community Band will be playing at the Alberni Centennial Finale on Sunday, Jan. 20 in the afternoon at Victoria Quay.

Cory Miller conducts the band, which features up to 18 mostly amateur musicians. New members are always welcome.

Anyone interested may call Cory at 250-723-1285 or Manfred at 250-724-6780.

Great words of fire!

The Words on Fire open mic event continues on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Char’s Landing. This event showcases local writers of all genres. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and readings begin at 7 p.m.

This evening 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.

Parks and Rec has art classes

Parks and Rec is offering a Learn Watercolour Painting for Beginners/Intermediates class. This new 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.

Open up the wonderful world of watercolour painting for yourself. Supply list available at Echo Centre (registration is $100). This class lasts eight sessions, running Thursdays from Jan. 31 to March 21, 1–3 p.m.

Peggy Burkosky will instruct this class.

Lineup at the Landing

Saturday, Jan. 26, Ryan McMahon in concert, 8-10 p.m., Tickets $12.

Sunday, Feb. 3, Jazz with Sarah Falls.

Friday, Feb. 8, Glenn Chatten and Sue Turner in concert.

Saturday, Feb. 9, The Barley Show.

Tickets for these events are available at the Rollin Art Centre. The 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., closed Mondays. Wheelchair accessible. Admission is by donation.

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

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