Arts around: Mosaics on display at Rollin

A pinch of this and a dash of that from Port Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

The next art exhibit at the Rollin Art centre will be something different.  Bill Townsend, a local wood carver and artist, will showcase his love of woodwork called intarsia.

The word literally means, “a mosaic in wood”. It is also referred to as “painting in wood”. Discover Townsend’s interpretation during his exhibit, which opens Feb. 8 and runs until March 7.

An artist’s reception will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1-3 p.m. in the gallery, located at the corner of Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue.

Wanted: books, books, books

The Rollin Art Centre is now accepting gently used books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles for its annual book sale, which will take place on May 10.

Drop books at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box during gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is one of the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraisers. Thank you for your continued support.

Auction raises Rollin funds

The Rollin Art Centre will be having an art auction every month in the gallery. Sealed bids will be taken, with the successful bidder taking home a beautiful piece of donated art from local artists.

New pieces will be displayed each month so drop by the Rollin Art Centre Gallery to place a bid. All proceeds will go toward the Rollin Art Centre and future events.

Writers launch second book

A group of four local authors, who have written the book, Desperate Writers of Port Alberni will be having a book launch, signing and reception on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the gallery at the Rollin Art Centre from 1-3 p.m.

Call to artists for 2015

The Rollin Art centre is now accepting applications from all visual artists interested in exhibiting their work in our Fine Arts Gallery during the 2015 calendar year. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your own art exhibit or group exhibit.

Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or you can download an application at

Deadline is April 30, 2014.

Please drop by the gallery or call 250-724-3412 for more info.

Say ‘I do’ in our gardens

The Rollin Art Centre Gardens are a beautiful backdrop for any special occasion and perfect for that summer wedding.

Call the Rollin Art Centre today and reserve your date; don’t miss out on that perfect day.  Wedding packages are available. The Rollin Art Centre Garden is located on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street.

The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is wheelchair accessible. Please call 250-724-3412 for more Information.


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

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