Young artists will make a splash at the Rollin Art Centre this month with an Art in Schools exhibit.

Arts around: last call, last call for books

A smorgasbord of this, that and the other from here, there and everywhere in Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

“Cedar and Sawdust”, featuring artist Charlotte Bell, is the current exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre. This solo art exhibit, running until May 11, opens the doors of memory and imagination to explore years of working in, and observing, the coastal forest of British Columbia. It showcases a collection of soft acrylic paintings.

School art at the Rollin

Art in the Schools will be the next  exhibit at Rollin Art Centre. This exciting exhibit will start May 14 and run until June 8. Students from Alberni Valley elementary schools and Community Living who took part with local artists in Art in the Schools will have their artwork on display during this unique exhibit.

A reception for the artists is planned for Saturday, May 25 from 1–3 p.m.

The public will have an opportunity to come out and meet these up and coming artists and help them experience what being an artist is all about.

Paint a banner with kids

Children, adults and schools can partake in the 2013 banner art project. Once again the Arrowsmith Rotary Club will be sponsoring the banner program.

There is a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of supplies.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Rollin Art Centre during regular hours, from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline is May 18.

Painting will take place May 23-26 at the Kinsmen Community Centre.

Timbre event cancelled

Timbre! Choir’s 40th Anniversary concert, scheduled for May 5, has been postponed until further notice, due to unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.

Final week for books

The countdown is on for the Community Arts Council’s much-anticipated annual book sale. Saturday, May 4 is the last day for book drop-off at the Rollin Art Centre. Please drop off any gently used books, puzzles or CDs to the Rollin Art Centre in the box located under the stairs.

The book sale takes place May 11 at 9 a.m. at Echo Community Centre.

Book the Rollin gardens

Book your wedding or special event now to be held in the beautiful gardens at the Rollin Art Centre. Make those special days last forever with photographs taken on our beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds amongst a gazebo, bridge or in a field of flowers. Call the  Rollin Art Centre for more info at 250-724-3412.

Four Fine Girls shows left

Portal Players Dramatic Society presents The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls at the Capitol Theatre. Only four performances remain: May 3, 4, 10 and 11. Advance tickets are $15 adults and $13 seniors, available at Rollin Art Centre.

Grab bags for plants

The Mount Klitsa Garden Club presents its 14th annual Community Plant Sale at Rollin Art Centre on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. What a great way to spend your morning and help make your gardens beautiful with annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, containers and more.

What’s on at Char’s Landing

Friday, May 3, 7 p.m., Pete Seeger Tribute Birthday Celebration – Date of Birth May 3, 1919

Saturday, May 4, 8-10 p.m., Ryan McMahon returns “as rock as folk can get before it starts to roll”.

Advanced tickets available at the Rollin Art Centre, cash only.

Flowers, dreams at Draw

A spring to summer group art exhibit, entitled Flowers & Dreams, will run from May 3 until June 29 at Draw Gallery. This exhibit will join forces with the Community Arts Council’s Days with the Arts Tour, June 1-2. Draw is located at the corner of Melrose and Seventh Avenue. For more info, please calle 250-724-2056.

Craft fairs already

The 39th annual Alberni Valley Craft Fair will be held Friday, Nov. 8 from 3-9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10-5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 10 from 11-4:30 p.m. in the Alberni Athletic Hall. If you are interested in renting a table the cost is $75 for all thee days if paid before June 30 (cost rises to $90 after June 30). Please call Brenda Smith at 250-724-4628 for more info.

*Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, the home of the Rollin Art Centre.