Arts around: books, banners and Oz

A little bit of this and that from here and there in Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

“West Coast Composition as Expression” is the title of the Rollin Art Centre’s first art exhibit of 2014. Local landscape and seascape artist Sally Walker’s exhibit of acrylic painting runs until Feb. 6, 2014.

This exhibit is a wonderful display of locally inspired landscapes and seascapes. From sailboats to hydrangea’s and views from the West Coast this is a beautiful exhibit, and should not be missed.

Arts council wants books

The Rollin Art Centre is now accepting gently used books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles for their annual book sale, which will take place on May 10.

The arts centre will not accept National Geographic, encyclopaedias, Reader’s Digest or textbooks.

Please drop books at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3061 Eighth Ave. or call 250-724-3412 for more info.

Get your tickets for Oz

Portal Players Dramatic Society presents one of the most beloved musical stage journeys, The Wizard of Oz, next month at the Capitol Theatre.

The first performance will be Feb. 21. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre and the Capitol Theatre Box office. Advanced tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for children 12 and under.

Banners going away soon

If you are one of the lucky ones to have painted a street banner for 2013, they are available for purchase now at the Rollin Art Centre for $25. This offer is only available until the end of January.

Words on Fire Jan. 29

Words on Fire open mike on Wednesday, Jan. 29 features local writer Pam Mann at Char’s Landing on Argyle Street.

Mann will read from her book Days of Small Things, a compilation of her memories from growing up in the desert Outback of Australia.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., readings start at 7 p.m.

Admittance fee of $5 covers coffee tea and a free draw.

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council.