Arts Around: Miroslava Gojdova up next at Rollin Art Centre

Drawing classes, entertainment at Char's Landing, and book donation information featured in this week's column.

An untitled photograph by artist Miroslava Gojdova

NEXT ROLLIN ART EXHIBIT

The Rollin Art Centre is pleased to announce our next Art exhibit, which commences Feb. 10 and runs until March 7. This exhibit is a showcase of local artists, Miroslava Gojdova, and her collection of drawings, paintings and photographs. Stop by the gallery, Sat. Feb. 14th from 1-3 p.m. for Miroslava’s arts reception, and join us for refreshments.

BOOK DONATIONS NOW ON AT ROLLIN ART CENTRE

The Rollin Art Centre is now  accepting all your “LIKE NEW”  books, DVD’s, CD’s, and puzzles for their annual book sale, which takes place on May 8th & 9th, 2015  **Please no Magazines, National Geographic, Encyclopedia’s, Reader’s Digest and textbooks. The Community Arts Council prides themselves on selling books that are in pristine condition. PLEASE, do not drop off books that are very used, we cannot re-sell them. Our donation box is located at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Located at 3061-8th Ave. or call 250-724-3412 for more info.

STILL ROOM: ADULT DRAWING CLASS

Local artist Cynthia Bonesky is back and we still have a few spaces left! This class promises to teach the basics of learning how to draw using various techniques such as contour drawing, shading, and negative drawing and much more. These classes will run every Tues. evening, starting Feb.3rd – March 24th, from 7 – 9 p.m. The cost is only $145 for 8 classes, supply list available when you sign up. Classes will be held at Echo Centre. Please register at Echo Centre at 250-723-2181.

COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL MEMBERSHIPS

This is a reminder to all current Community Arts Council members, and everyone else who would like to help support the Community Arts Council, that all memberships will now be renewed in Jan. 2015. This annual membership date will be for everyone. If you have not yet renewed your membership for the 2015, pop by the Rollin Art Centre today. The cost is only $17 for adults, $12 for seniors and $22 for a family. As we are a non-profit organization we rely on the generous support of art patrons like you. So please, help support the Community Arts Council today so we can help support local artists tomorrow. The gallery is open Tues. to Sat., 11 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.

MARITIME HERITAGE EVENING

The Port Alberni Maritime Heritage Society is a holding a Maritime Heritage Evening, its first event of the winter season,  on Jan. 22nd, at 7 .pm. in  Trinity Church Hall, 4766 Angus St at 5th Ave.

Two NFB documentaries on fishing, “The Silver Horde”, will be hosted by Cecil Ashton. Local artist Doug Harrison will share his west coast paintings and stories.  Audience participation is encouraged; refreshments will be served, everyone welcome. Admission is by donation, which can be applied to membership in PAMHS. For more information, please call 250-723-8362.

CHAR’S LANDING EVENTS

Fri, Jan 16th, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Tafadzwa & Amy Matamba with Marim-Bam-Buzz

Sat, Jan 17th, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Mr. Goshness pop/progressive metal with Emerald Specks folk/rock/pop *NEW*

Sat, Jan 17th, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Concert – Mr. Goshness progressive rock with Emerald Specks folk/rock/pop

Mon, Jan 19th , 7-9 p.m and to 10pm, Dance Social – LATIN w/Cuba’s Watson Hernandez (Mondays)

Tue, Jan 20th, 4-10 p.m, Board Games Social – $2.50 Highball (Tuesdays)

Wed, Jan 21st, 6-9 p.m, Alberni Valley Transition Town Society AGM

Thu, Jan 22nd, 7-9 p.m., Dance – Line Dancing with Linda Ross

Fri, Jan 23rd, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Sarah Smith brings her music & energy to the Island!! Sat, Jan 24th, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Lara Kroeker & Kele Fleming

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre and writes for the AV News. Call 250-724-3412.  Email: communityarts@shawcable.com. The Gallery is located at the corner of 8th and Argyle Street and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Closed Sundays and Mondays. Wheelchair accessible, admission is by donation.

— Submitted by Community Arts Council

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