Arts around: New exhibit opens at Rollin

A new exhibit, pumpkin carving, Words on Fire and more on the Alberni arts and entertainment scene this weekend.

The Rollin Art Centre’s newest art exhibit opens, Thursday Oct. 16 and features two local artists: Elspeth Watson and Norm Nicholson.

This exhibit showcases the many new and exciting works from potter Elspeth Watson and beautiful watercolours by Norm Nicholson. Elspeth has put a Japanese spin on this exhibit; pottery is not just utilitarian, but beautiful and graceful.

Norm’s watercolours are soothing to the eye, with his beautiful blending of light and colour, capturing his world travels.

This is Elspeth’s first exhibit in more than 30 years, so mark your calendars. This exhibit will run until Nov. 15.

Join us in the gallery for refreshments, Saturday, Oct. 18 from 1–3 p.m., for a chance to meet Watson and Nicholson at their artist reception.

Get your pumpkin on

Rollin Art Centre’s first annual Pumpkin Carving Contest is taking place Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11-4 p.m.

You must register that day; pumpkins will be supplied, in age appropriate categories. There are six categories available, for ages: 4-6 yr. olds, 7-10 yr. olds, 11-13 yr. olds, 14-17 yr. olds,  18-plus adults and groups, there is an age group for everyone.

Registration is $5 per pumpkin with partial proceeds going towards BC Children’s Hospital.

Viewing and voting of your favorite lit Jack-O-Lantern will be Fri. Oct. 31 from 4-7 pm.

Visit our gardens of all the lite pumpkins and vote as many times as you like for your favorite pumpkin, $2 each vote. Winners in each group will be announced in the paper, with special prizes awarded. Please come in costume, trick-or-treat in the gallery and stroll the lit gardens then carry on with your trick or treating.

Tables still available for McLean’s Mill 2014 Christmas market

Holidays are fast approaching and this year’s McLean’s’ Christmas market will be back again with its ever-loved Light up. Yes, this wonderful light-up will take place for two weekends, Dec. 6-7th and Dec. 12-14th. If you are interested in renting a table in the main building or one of the heritage buildings, for one weekend or two, there is still room. Events have been planned along with the train arriving at set times. For more info or to register for this magical event, stop by the Rollin Art Centre for your application, or call 250-724-3412.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT CHAR’S LANDING

Sat., Oct 18th, 8-10 p.m., Nathan Tinkham + Grant Simpson – “Swinging Like Monkeys” 1920’s JAZZ Mon., Oct 20th, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Argentine Tango – Dance Classes with Larry (weekly)

Wed., Oct 22nd, 8-10 p.m., Newfoundland’s Rube & Rake – folk/alt duo

Fri., Oct 24th, 8-10 p.m., Lynn Jackson

Sat., Oct 25th, 8-10 p.m., Nat Jay – CD Release Island Tour – Folk/Pop

Mon., Oct 27th, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Argentine Tango – Dance Classes with Larry (weekly)

Wed., Oct 29th, 8-10 p.m., Yukon’s Steve Slade

Thurs., Oct 30th, 7-9 p.m., Alberni Valley Words on Fire!  Spoken word open mic

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ROLLIN ART CENTRE (CASH ONLY) **

WORDS ON FIRE OPEN MIKE

Words on Fire Open Mike, continues at Char’s Landing, on Thurs., Oct. 30.  Remove the cobwebs from your Halloween or spooky stories and join us for another entertaining evening.  The featured writers will be you!  Char’s doors are open for socializing, at 6:00 p.m., and begins at 7:00 p.m. with a howl!

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

 

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