Cara Baldwin captures the front of the No. 7 Baldwin steam train in a unique view.

Arts Around: Exhibit captures Valley’s beauty from two sides

The who, what and where of Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Our current art exhibit is a colourful showcase of photographs by Cara Baldwin and Kristi Dobson. This joint exhibit captures Port Alberni’s natural and manmade beauty, which comes to life in an eclectic display of images of the valley’s surroundings.

Baldwin and Dobson have spent the last few years taking an in-depth look at what surrounded them throughout their childhood in the hopes of inspiring others to re-examine the potential that lies within us all. This exhibit runs until Aug. 2.

Oil odyssey up next at Rollin

“A Glimpse into the Magical Odyssey of Oil Painting” is the title of our next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre’s Gallery, featuring local artist Vi McConnell. This exhibit will showcase McConnell’s original oil paintings beginning  Aug. 5 and running until Sept. 13.

Camp kids get creative

The Rollin Art Centre invites children aged five to nine years to participate in our wonderful summer art programs. Camps run every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Programs still available include Toy making, World Art, Theatre, Sculpture and Comic Books. Please call 250-724-3412 for more info and to register. The cost is $25 per week.

The ultimate essay for teens

The Rollin Art Centre has something new this summer, a creative writing workshop called The Write Mindset for youths and teens, ages 10-12 and 13-plus. Channel your inner author this summer.

Mornings, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. are for 10-12 year olds and afternoons, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. for ages 13 and up, every Monday.

This program aims to educate and excite youth and teens in the art of creative writing.

For more information and to register, call the Rollin Art Centre at 250-724-3412.

Seating is limited. Cost is $10 per week.

What’s on at Char’s Landing

Thurs., July 17th, 8-10 p.m., Jay Aymar Trio

Fri., July 18th, 8-10 p.m., Fearing & White – Irish singer/songwriter

Mon., July 21st, 7-9 p.m., Char’s Dance Social

Wed., July 23rd, 8-10 p.m., Twin Voices & Old Cabin

Sat., July 26th, 8-10 p.m., Mike Alviano

Mon., July 28th, 8-10 p.m., Wendy Le Van Biscuit

Tickets available at Rollin Art Centre and Gayle’s Fashions.


Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre. Call 250-724-3412.

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