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Arts Around: Oil painter in spotlight at Rollin

Alberni artist Vi McConnel "A Glimpse into the Magical Odyssey of Oil Painting" is at Rollin Art Centre this month.

The original work of Port Alberni artist Vi McConnell is on exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre this month in “A Glimpse into the Magical Odyssey of Oil Painting”.

This art exhibit showcases McConnell’s original oil paintings and runs until Sept. 13.

Acrylic painter next in line

Shelley Penner will be the next artist showcasing her paintings of acrylic on canvas at the Rollin Art Centre. Her collection is of nature and especially wildlife, which is her passion.

Penner captures images like a photograph. Her art exhibit begins Sept. 16 and runs until Oct. 11. Join us in the gallery for refreshments, Sat. Sept. 20 from 1-3 pm for her artist reception.

Adults can learn to draw

Adult Drawing for Beginners is for people who have little or no experience with drawing, but are keen to try. It could also benefit those with some drawing skills who want to improve.

Students will cover the basics of learning to draw using various techniques such as contour drawing, shading, and negative drawing and so on. Classes run every Tues., starting Oct. 14-Dec. 9 (No class Nov 11). 7 – 9 pm

Cost $140 for 8 classes, supply list available when you sign up. Please register at Echo Centre.

What’s on at Char’s Landing

Sat, Aug. 16, 8-10 p.m., Nic Annau and the Rivals – acoustic vocal folk/rock

Mon, Aug. 18, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Tango Dance Classes

Wed, Aug. 20, 6-9 p.m., AV Transition Town Society meeting, film, discussion

Fri, Aug. 22, 8-10 p.m., Doc MacLean Vagabond National Steel Blues Tour

Sat, Aug. 23, 8-10 p.m., Sarah Tradewell Celtic, Old time fiddle & Song.

Advance tickets are available at Gayle’s Fashions and the Rollin Art Centre.


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

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