Elaine Johnston will be showcasing her collection of paintings of Canada’s Group of Seven. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ARTS AROUND: Duo showcases paintings at Port Alberni gallery

The next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre features two artists

MELISSA MARTIN

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The Rollin Art Centre will be closed for its annual winter closure from Dec. 22 to Jan. 8 at 11 am.

NEXT ART EXHIBIT AT ROLLIN

The next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre features two artists: Elaine Johnston and Phillip Bugala. Elaine will be showcasing her collection of paintings of Canada’s Group of Seven, titled “Reflections of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.” Phillip, also a painter, will showcase his collection of African themed paintings titled, “When I Was Truly Happy.”

This exhibit runs from Jan. 10 until Feb. 1. Join us in the gallery on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 1-3 p.m. for an opportunity to meet the artists.

CANADA’S MASTER ILLUSIONIST

Canada’s Master Illusionists, Murray Hatfield and Teresa, are coming to Port Alberni to help with a family friendly fundraiser for the Rollin Art Centre.

They don’t just do magic, they are magic! Combining breathtaking magic, interactive comedy and some of the newest, most exciting and most up-to-date stage illusions, Murray Hatfield and Teresa will present an evening of exceptional entertainment that is completely unique and world-class on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre.

All Tickets are $30. You can purchase online while the gallery is closed at https://rollin2019.brownpapertickets.com.

FELTING WORKSHOPS

For the first time, artist Gittan Klemetsrud is offering three felting workshops that will teach the traditional and the contemporary techniques of felting. Express yourself through colour, texture and design while creating one-of-a-kind items. These workshops are an excellent introduction into the world of felt and other fibres.

1.) Scarf Workshop – Feb. 16 and 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $330 + materials.

2.) Bowl/Lantern Workshop – Feb. 19 and 20, 5 – 9 p.m., $150 + materials.

3.) Handbag Workshop – Feb. 23 and 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $270 + materials.

*Register for all three workshops and receive a 30 percent discount. Call the Rollin Art Centre to register today. Space is limited to only seven spots per workshop.

CHAR’S LANDING CONCERTS

Advanced tickets available at Char’s Landing or the Rollin Art Centre

Thursday, Dec. 27, 7 p.m. AV Words on Fire! On Fireside

Friday, Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m., Las Divas Intimate and Original

Saturday, Dec. 29, 8 p.m., Las Divas ‘Drink Outside the Box’ Dance Party

Saturday, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m., Valdy

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre and writes for the Alberni Valley News. Call 250-724-3412. Email: communityarts@shaw.ca.

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