Arts around in Port Alberni

A school brings in a choir, and the question begs: will the hero save the day in Jack and the Beanstalk?

Boys Choir goes to school

The British Columbia Boys Choir will be performing at John Paul II Catholic School on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

These young men, ranging in age from eight to 18 years are a four-part secular choir, one of the few in North America.

Admission (cash only) at the door is $2 for children and $5 for adults. This is a fundraiser for the Community Arts Council and the John Paul II Catholic School. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Photos are all about details

Gittan Klemetsrud has always looked at things as an artist with the creative desire to improve everything that is around her. Through her working years she has learned to pay close attention to details, which is evident in her artistic abilities.

Sacred Earth, a collection of Klemetsrud’s photographs mounted on satin cloth, is on display at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery until Wednesday, March 2.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the wheelchair accessible gallery is free.

Concert ‘Warr’ of the coasts

Lorne Warr, the front man of The Streels, originally hails from Newfoundland. He has made music his career for more than a decade and is backed by multi-talented musicians.

With guitars, mandolins, accordions, fiddles and songs that will make you kick up your feet, The Streels provide something in their music for everyone.

Lorne Warr and the Streels play at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors 65-plus and are available at the Rollin Art Centre.

This ‘Stalker’s the real hero

The hero of Portal Players’ latest fairy tale on stage, Jack, takes on a terrifying giant and his horrible henchmen in Jack and the Beanstalk to win the heart of the dear princess and save the villagers of Pennyfarthing.

Joined by his mother Dame Trot and his brother Silly Billy, Jack’s adventures start when he sells the family cow, Daisy, for a bag of beans.

How does it end? Find out for yourself. Jack and The Beanstalk runs Feb. 18-20 and 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors/students and $5 for children 12 and under and are available at the Rollin Art Centre and the Capitol Theatre Box Office.

Books needed for May sale

The Community Arts Council’s book committee is busy sorting and boxing the public’s kind donations for the May fundraising book sale. They are still in need of books on the following topics: health and nutrition; science fiction; spirituality and self-help.

Please drop off donations at the Rollin Art Centre anytime Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thank you for checking your donations to make sure none of the books are torn or musty smelling.

Memories of Nelson artist

On display at the Rollin Art Centre is a series of black and white limited edition prints of Nelson, B.C. that were donated to the Community Arts Council by the family of the late Linda Schneider.

Schneider, originally from Nelson, was a long time Community Arts Council board member and their secretary for many years.

*Gareth Flostrand writes Arts Around for the Community Arts Council.