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Arts Around: new acrylic painting exhibit at Rollin

What's happening on the Alberni arts scene this week

Exhibit

Shelley Penner’s paintings of acrylic on canvas will be on display at at the Rollin Art Centre from Tuesday, Sept. 16 to Monday, Oct. 13.

Words on Fire

Get ready for another evening of spoken word by our local talent!

This month’s Alberni Valley Words on Fire at Char’s Landing will feature Port Alberni’s own Victoria J Roscoe-Roumanis.

The event is on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 7-9 p.m.

Lantern Making Workshop

This workshop concentrates on the ideas and helpful hints to get you started on creating your own lantern masterpieces. Classes will be held at Echo Centre to learn how to make bamboo and tissue paper designs. Create whatever you can imagine. After making your own lanterns creations, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Rollin Art Centre’s Celebration of Lights festival on  Saturday, Nov. 29.

Two workshops are available:

Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6-9 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 6-9 p.m.

Cost is $10 to register for each class and $10 for supplies. Please call Echo to register.

Free wifi at Rollins

The Rollin Art Centre is happy to announce we now offer free Wi-Fi. Bring your lunches, and enjoy spending your lunch hour in our gardens. Our gardens are a hidden gem giving you a lovely atmosphere to take you out of your busy office, with all the conveniences of Wi-Fi.

Annual Summer Closure

The Rollin Art Centre will be closed for our annual closure beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26 and re-open Tuesday, Sept. 9. The centre looks forward to seeing Port Albernian’s in the fall, with new and exciting family events and workshops.

 

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

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