Long-time resident and local well known artist, Shelley Penner, will be the Rollin Art Centre’s next artist. This exhibit will feature Shelley’s ever-loved paintings of nature and wildlife along with detailed paintings on shelf fungi, special pieces you won’t want to miss. This collection, titled A Brush with Nature, captures Shelley’s love of nature, stating “creativity is her religion”. The exhibit begins Sept. 16th and runs until Oct. 11th. Join us in the gallery for refreshments and viewing, for Shelley’s artist reception, Sat. Sept. 20th from 1-3 p.m.
First pumpkin carving contest
Get your pumpkins ready because the first annual Pumpkin Carving Contest is coming to the Rollin Art Centre on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration must be done the day of and there are six age categories for you to choose from. The cost is $5 with partial proceeds going towards Children’s Hospital. Viewing and voting of your favorite lit Jack-O-Lantern will be Fri. Oct. 31 from 4-7 pm. Winners in each group will be awarded prizes.
Timbre Choir is recruiting
Timbre! Choir starts rehearsing for its 42nd season on Monday, Sept. 15. Anyone interested in joining the choir this season can call Pat Miller at 250-390-7508 in Nanaimo or Karen Sparrow at 250-724-5244 in Port Alberni.
Lantern making workshops
Lantern making workshops are coming to the Echo Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 24 and Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $10 to register for each class and $10 for supplies. Lanterns made at these workshops can be entered in the Rollin Art Centre’s third annual Celebration of Lights Festival on Nov. 29. To register, call Echo Centre at 250-723-2181.
Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Arts Council.