Arts Around Alberni: show going, new show coming

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

Last chance for conglomerART

This is the final week to view the work of Jim Kermeen at the Rollin Art Centre, in his first exhibit ever showcasing a mix of colourful acrylic paintings. ConglomerART is only up until March 8.  The Rollin Art Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. Admission is by donation and we are wheelchair accessible.

Global photos next on tap

The Rollin Art Centre is excited about our next art exhibit which will showcase Port Alberni-based husband and wife photographers Ati and Orsi Gereb.

The title of this incredible selection of vivid photographs is Women and Children from around the World. This exhibit will run from March 12 to April 10. An artist reception will take place Saturday, March 16 from 1–3 p.m.

Have food with philosophy

This is an open invitation to all in Port Alberni to attend the next meeting of Food and Filosophy on Monday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Dolce Vita. Guest speaker will be Neil Malbon from the chamber of commerce and McLean Mill, and he will bring attendees up to date with the chamber’s activities.

We still need your books

The Community Art Council’s annual book sale, taking place this year on May 11, is getting closer. As this is our biggest fundraiser for the year, the Community Arts Council needs the public’s help. Please consider dropping off all your gently used books, puzzles and CDs to the Rollin Art Centre. There is a large wooden box located under the stairs, just inside the front door.

Unfortunately we cannot take encyclopedias, text books or library books. Thank you for your continued support.

Gallery calls for 2014 artists

The Rollin Art Centre is now accepting applications from any visual artists interested in exhibiting their work in the fine arts gallery during the 2014 calendar year.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your own art exhibit or group exhibit. Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or you can download an application at www.portalberniarts.com.  Deadline is April 30, 2013.

Please call 250-724-3412 for more information, and visit the gallery.

It’s madness at the Capitol

Reefer Madness: the Musical runs at the Capitol Theatre until March 16.

This musical satire, based on the 1936 cult classic of the same name, ignites the stage at the Capitol with a live band, singing and dancing.

Tickets are now available at the Rollin Art Centre, the Capitol box office and online at www.atthecapitol.org. Tickets are $20 in advance.

Days with Arts are coming

Please mark on your calendars for the biennial Community Arts Council Days With the Arts event, Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2.

New artists in town, or those who have not been contacted, can call the Rollin Art Centre with their contact information in order to be considered for the tour.

This popular, self-directed tour of artists’ studios will highlight the excellent work of Port Alberni’s artistic community. Tickets, priced at $20, will be available in April.

Always wanted to quilt?

Learn some quilting art techniques and use some of the latest products without having to purchase them first. This class, offered by fibre artist Janet Finch, includes a fee to cover the cost of the supplies.

Starting March 21, May 23, June 13 and June 20th, Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee $40/session. Please call Sew You Can Sewing School for more info about this class and others offered: 250-723-9177.

Get married at the gazebo

The Rollin Art Centre gardens are a wonderful backdrop for any special occasion, family photos and perfect for a summer wedding. Are you planning a summer wedding? Call the Rollin Art Centre today and reserve your date so you don’t miss out on that perfect day.

The Rollin Art Centre Garden is located on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. Please call 250-724-3412.

 

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

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