Arts around: exhibit showcases Valley’s natural beauty

A splash of this and a dash of that in Port Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Photo show at Rollin

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 man-made beauty which comes to life in this eclectic display of images of the valley’s surroundings.

Cara and Kristi have spent the last few years taking an in-depth look at what encircled them throughout their childhood in the hopes of inspiring others to re-examine the potential that lies within us all.

Join us in the gallery for Kristi and Cara’s artist’s reception, Sat. July 12 from 1-3 p.m.

The exhibit runs until Aug. 2.

Still room in kids camps

The Rollin Art Centre invites children aged 5-9 to participate in our summer art programs.

Camps run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. These summer art programs promise a creative outlet for children.

Each week focuses on a different art medium. Our summer student, Tess, has planned fun activities that integrate art with learning.

At each camp the children will fabricate stimulating artwork and foster friendships with peers.

Call today for more info and to register. The cost is only $25 per week.

Writing for teens

The Rollin Art Centre has a new creative writing workshop this summer.

The Write Mindset, for youths and teens, ages 10-12 and over 13.

The workshop takes place Monday’s from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for 10-12 year olds, and from 1–4 p.m. for ages 13 and over.

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

For more info and to register, call the Rollin Art Centre today, 250-724-3412. Seating is limited. Cost is $10

Mural deadline closes in

The Community Arts Council in collaboration with the City of Port Alberni is looking for artists to design original permanent murals to be installed at Echo Centre Pool.

We are proposing a series of different sized murals that will cover the walls in the pool area at Echo Centre.

This is an exciting opportunity for local artists to contribute to this exciting community project.

The murals will be made out of Aluminum Composite Panels. All materials will be supplied.

If you are interested then drop by the Rollin Art Centre or call for more details at 250-724-3412.

Complete application packages and guidelines are can be picked up at the Rollin Art Centre.

The deadline for all applications is July 15.

Tea served on terrace

Folk Song Circle is the next musical entertainers for our summer Teas on the Terrace. What could be nicer then enjoying an afternoon experiencing the Rollin Art Centre’s high tea?

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre.

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