Arts around Alberni

Arts around Alberni: from the roots of the town to the community band that wants to get down.

Get to the root of B.C.

Well-known historian and genealogist, Dave Obee, is coming to Port Alberni.

The event is on  Wednesday Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and is in the in the Cedar Room at Echo Centre.

This evening will be a presentation given on the Roots Of British Columbia for the A.D. Historical Society.

The public is welcome to attend. Admission is free so come join us for an informative and very interesting topic about the place we call home.

ADHS operates the community Archives, located in the museum. They are open to all inquiries and research every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New totem winding down

There is only one-and-a-half weeks left to view the New Totem Rising exhibit at Rollin Art Centre.

The exhibit uses reclaimed pieces of building materials to create this one of a kind show.

Local Artist, Deborah Philipp, is showcasing her collection of 3-D art.

These pieces were inspired while building her home, using a combination of materials in the construction. The different types of wood, metal, plastic and electrical all had their own unique characteristics and were combined to make a colourful fun piece.

The exhibit runs through Oct. 12. The gallery open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle St.  Admission is free.

New exhibit in waiting

The Rollin Art centre’s next exhibit will be titled Lines and Rhymes.

The exhibit consists of a collection of florals and landscapes in water colour and graphite.

The work is done by local artist Karen Poirier, who uses line, colour, shape and poetry to express thoughts and impressions that reflect her world.

The exhibit will be at the Rollin Art Centre from Oct. 15 to Nov. 9.

Char’s on fire with words

This successful spoken words event continues for it’s third season on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Original works by poets, storytellers, novelists and songwriters are read at our open mike portion which starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The feature this month is Linda Thompson, who won numerous awards as well as being published in Quills, and Emerging Stars.

Admission is $5, which includes coffee and goodies.

Community band wants you

The Alberni Valley Community Band meets every Wednesday from 7-9  p.m. in the E.J. Dunn band room with conductor Cory Miller.

Come join a group of adults who meet to play music including popular tunes, classical pieces and marches.

Refresh your high school skills in a low-pressure environment. Flutes, saxophones, brasses are needed but all instruments are welcome.

For info call 250-723-1903 or 250-735-0128

Melissa Martin writes Arts Around for the Community Arts Council.

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