Shelley Penner's 'Shelf Fungi' will be on display at the Rollin Art Centre until Saturday

Arts Around: Artist reception at Rolling

Artist reception, concerts and more on the Alberni arts and entertainment scene this week.

Long-time resident and local well known artist, Shelley Penner, will be the Rollin Art Centre’s this Sat., Sept. 20th from 1-3 p.m. Join us for refreshments and let’s talk art!  A Brush with Nature features Shelley’s ever-loved paintings of nature and wildlife along with detailed paintings on shelf fungi, special pieces you won’t want to miss. Shelley’s art exhibit is currently running until Oct. 11th.

One Heart Concert

Char’s Landing presents, Leah Barley One Heart, Two Cases Vancouver Island Tour – Music Style: Bluesy-folk, Wed., Sept 24th, 8-10 p.m.

Vancouver based singer/songwriter Leah Barley tells her bluesy-folk tales of love, loss, epic bike rides, and broken homes with beautiful tones and a ridiculous range that will make your hair stand on end. Advanced tickets are available at Gayle’s Fashions and the Rollin Arts Centre.

Words on Fire

Open Mike starts off the fall with guest poets Mary Ann Moore and Tina Biello.  This collaborative reading called “Intersections:  Two Island Poets at Play” will be at Char’s Landing on Argyle Street, Thursday, September 25.  Doors open at 6:30. Get ready for another entertaining night with our local talent!

Barkley Sounds choir is recruiting

The Barkley Sounds Community Choir has now started its 15th season and welcomes new members of all ages.  Come and join us as we rehearse every Wed. from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Alberni Valley United Church.  Our Christmas Concert will be on Dec. 7. For further information contact Sylvia at 250-723-7185.


Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Arts Council.

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