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Arts around: new seascape and landscape show at Rollin

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

The Rollin Art Centre’s next art exhibit begins March 11th with local landscape/seascape artist Lorian Ovenden, known as Dianna.

Ovenden will showcase her collection of landscapes and seascapes in oils. Originally from England, Ovenden and her husband moved to Port Alberni five years ago.

“Relocating to such a beautiful place inspires me,” she says. Join her for refreshments in the gallery on Saturday, March 15 from 1–3 p.m.

Books urgently needed for sale

The book bin at the Rollin Art Centre is low and we need your help in making this year’s annual fundraiser book sale a success.

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

Unfortunately we cannot accept any National Geographics, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books or textbooks.

Drop books at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box. This is one of the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraisers. Thank you for your continued support.

Community band needs members

The Alberni Valley Community Band is seeking new members. All wind and brass instruments are welcome.

The band is a concert band presently composed of sixteen adult musicians assisted by two students. It plays a variety of music arranged for concert bands; from marches and selections from the classics, to themes from Broadway shows and movies.

The band, conducted by Cory Miller, meets Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in the E. J. Dunn School band room.  For more information please call Wayne at 250-724-4739, or Manfred at 250-724-6780.

Compassion and fashion

Take a walk down memory lane. The Centennial Belles are presenting two fashion shows at Echo Centre on Saturday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Proceeds are going to help children with cancer: James Albrecht, Brett Wasylyniuk, Carmen Steinbach and their families. Your $20 ticket (available at the Rollin) includes tea, coffee, desserts, live and recorded music, slide show and surprise draws.

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council.

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