ARTS AROUND: New children’s prices for magic show fundraiser

Murray Hatfield Teresa have thrilled audiences all over the globe

Illusionist Murray Hatfield prepares a magic trick using cans of spray paint. SUBMITTED PHOTO



The Rollin Art Centre will be closed for its annual winter closure and will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m.


Help us to raise funds for the gardens and grounds of the Rollin Art Centre, with a family friendly fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Murray Hatfield & Teresa have thrilled audiences all over the globe with their incredible magic and jaw-dropping illusions. They have won numerous awards, including a Presidential Citation from the International Brotherhood of Magicians and have been named Canada’s Magicians of the Year by the Canadian Association of Magicians.

The show takes place 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 you can purchase online when the gallery is closed at


The next art exhibit at Rollin Art Centre features two artists: Elaine Johnston and Phillip Bugala. Elaine will be 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, will showcase his collection 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.

These workshops will teach the traditional and the 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 three workshops and receive a 30 percent discount for savings of $225. Call the Rollin Arts Centre to register today. Space is limited to only seven spots per workshop.


The Barkley Sounds Community Choir’s spring session starts Wednesday, Jan. 9. Practices take place from 6:45 – 9:00 p.m. every Wednesday at the United Church on Church Street. Come sing and laugh. Everybody welcome. Visit our website:


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

Saturday, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m., Valdy

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

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

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

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