Arts Around Alberni:To market, to market…

This and that from here and there and a smattering of other stuff from Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Mistletoe Market, at the Rollin Art Centre, will continue until December 22nd. Don’t miss this transformation of the gallery into a winter wonderland of treasures.

You won’t want to miss the Gallery all dressed for Christmas.

Items include creative woodwork, original paintings, glass art, jewellery, cards, knitted goods, canvas floor mats, photography, soaps, pottery, ornaments galore and much more.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bone up on art with Bonesky

Room still available for this exciting new workshop called, Art Journaling, presented by Cynthia Bonesky. Use your paints and brushes, glue and scissors to create one of a kind art pages.

Your creativity will jump out of your box and it will never go back in.

Learn how to art journal, exploring a new creative outlet. Cost is only $50 for the two-day workshop, Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rollin Art Centre. Supply list available when you sign up. Space is limited, so stop by the Rollin Art Centre to reserve your spot.

Timbre! sings this weekend

“Countdown to Christmas”, is the title of this year’s performance taking place Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Alberni Valley United Church, featuring Sarah Hagen.

Tickets available at Rollin Art centre, Somass Drugs, Echo Centre, and Salmonberry’s. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

New exhibit in the wings

“Inspirations” is the title of the next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre which runs Jan. 10 to Feb. 6. This will be an exciting arrangement of photographs presented by the Alberni Valley Photo Club.

You won’t want to miss this exhibit showcasing some of our own local photographers.

Come and meet the photographers at their artists’ reception on Saturday,  Jan. 12 from 1–3 p.m. in the gallery.

2012 banners available

If you are one of the lucky ones to have painted a banner for 2012, they are still available for purchase at the Rollin Art Centre until the end of the year for $25. After that time, the banners will be open for purchase by anyone who would like a piece of Port Alberni to hang on their walls. They will be available to the general public in 2013. We are located at the corner of 8th and Argyle, the gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take time out for you

Everyone is warmly invited to an evenings of traditional Christmas music at Trinity Church, 4766 Angus St. (at Fifth Avenue). On Dec. 21, sing your heart out with your favourite Christmas carols. Join us at 7 p.m. admission by donation; call 250-723-8362 for more information.

Drawing on a life of work

Draw Gallery presents Life-in-Motion, essential sketches of gestures, figures, clothing, expression, body language and more, thru Dec. 29.

This month’s featured artists are the explorer spirits of our Life Drawing workshop.

Located at Eighth and Melrose. Call Ingrid at 250-724-2056.

The Rollin Art Centre Gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street.


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



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