Canada’s Master Illusionists Murray Hatfield and Teresa are coming to Port Alberni this weekend. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ARTS AROUND: Magic show will raise funds for Port Alberni art gallery

Murray Hatfield and Teresa don’t just do magic—they are magic



Tickets are still available!

Canada’s Master Illusionists Murray Hatfield and Teresa are coming to Port Alberni this weekend to help with a family friendly fundraiser for the Rollin Art Centre.

They don’t just do magic, they are magic! Combining breath-taking magic, interactive comedy and some of the newest, most exciting and most up-to-date stage illusions, Murray Hatfield and Teresa will present an evening of exceptional entertainment that is completely unique and world-class.

The show starts on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 -10. Children aged 4 and under can enter FREE with a paid adult! Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre or online at


The current art exhibit at Rollin Art Centre features two artists, Elaine Johnston and Phillip Bugala.

Elaine is showcasing her collection of paintings of Canada’s group of Seven, titled “Reflections of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.” Phillip, also a painter, is showcasing his collection of African themed paintings titled, “When I Was Truly Happy.”

This exhibit runs from Jan. 10 until Feb. 1. Join us in the gallery on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 1-3 p.m. for an opportunity to meet the artists.


For the first time, artist Gittan Klemetsrud is offering three felting workshops that will teach the traditional and contemporary techniques of felting.

Express yourself through colour, texture and design while creating one-of-a-kind items. These workshops are an excellent introduction into the world of felt and other fibres.

1.) Scarf Workshop – Feb. 16 and 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $330 + materials.

2.) Bowl/Lantern Workshop – Feb. 19 and 20, 5 – 9 p.m., $150 + materials.

3.) Handbag Workshop – Feb. 23 and 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $270 + materials.

*Register for all 3 workshops and receive a 30 percent discount for savings of $225. Call the Rollin Arts Centre to register today. Space is limited to only 7 spots per workshop.


All films are shown on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets and series passes will be available at the Museum. Passes are $35 and single tickets are $10 each. This series has four films:

Puzzle – Jan. 13, If Beale Street Could Talk — Feb. 10, Edge of the Knife – March 10 and The Wife — April 7.

The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Advanced tickets available at Char’s Landing or the Rollin Art Centre.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m., Ever Lovin’ Jug Band – Old Time fiddle/banjolin/kazoo

Saturday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., The House Trio with Graham Villette

Thursday, Jan. 24, 3 p.m., Writer’s Workshop

Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., AV Words on Fire-Side ! – Spoken Word Open Mic Featuring:

Friday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., Greg Block – Composition for Solo Guitar

Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., Eveline Rousseau – pop/jazz harpist

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

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