Arts Around: it’s begining to feel a lot like Christmas

A dash of this and a sprinkle of that from here and there in Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Rollin Art Centre will be holding its second annual Community event, “Celebration of Light” Saturday, Nov. 30 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Rollin Art Centre, Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue.

Don’t miss this magical display of more than 500 children’s luminaries, lanterns and lights that adorn the grounds while listening to Timbre! Choir, sipping hot coffee and apple cider, having a photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hearing a Christmas story reading for children or watching a local dance group perform.

Wander the gallery with work from local artisans and much more. Admission is free for this community event, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Come out and support the Rollin Art Centre.

Dickens comes to life with CBC

CBC Radio and Trinity Church continue a Christmas tradition with a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, this Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Trinity’s musicians, directed by David Cox, will highlight the drama with a selection of Victorian carols.

Tickets are $10 cash from the Rollin Art Centre or Trinity Church (Fifth Avenue and Angus Street) and at the door. For more information, please call 250-724-4921.

All proceeds benefit The Bread of Life, and non-perishable food items or a pair of warm socks would also be welcome.

Art workshops with Bonesky

Rollin Art Centre will be holding a two-day art workshop with artist Cynthia Bonesky, Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The workshops introduces mixed media techniques for art journaling, card making, scrapbooking and fine art.

A complete supply list is available at Rollin Art Centre when you register. Cost is $50 for the weekend. Space is still available.

Need a little Christmas?

Phil’s Harmonic’s String Orchestra and the Barkley Sounds Community Choir present “We Need a Little Christmas”, their annual Christmas concert, this Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m. at the new ADSS Theatre.

Tickets are $10 in advance available at Rollin Art Centre.

Timbre tickets going fast

Tickets are going very quickly for Timbre! Choir’s Christmas Celebration on Sunday, Dec.15 at 2:30 p.m. at the ADSS Theatre.

Tickets are available at Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre and Salmonberry’s. Adults and seniors $15. Children/ students $5.

The lineup at Char’s Landing

• Saturday, Dec. 7, 8-10 p.m., Mike Alviano Alt-Country, acoustic, folk-pop.

• Sunday, Dec. 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Salt Spring’s Valdy.  Christmas fundraiser -pop and folk.

• Thursday, Dec. 12, 8-10 p.m., Sam Weber and Luca Fogale.

• Friday, Dec. 13, 7-10 p.m., Lance Lapointe songwriter’s workshop and acoustic concert.

• Saturday, Dec. 14, 8-10 p.m., Rodrigo Latin instrumentalist.

Tickets for these shows are available in advance at Rollin Art Centre and Gayle’s Fashions (Kingsway Corner).

2013 banners available

If you are one of the lucky ones to have painted a banner for 2013, they are available for purchase now at the Rollin Art Centre for $25. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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