The Community Arts Council is still in need of books for its annual fundraiser on May 10 and 11. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ARTS AROUND: Port Alberni’s Community Arts Council needs books

Annual book sale is the biggest fundraiser of the year

MELISSA MARTIN

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

The Community Arts Council needs your help, as our donation box is very low.

May 10 and 11 is just around the corner, and we are still in need of book donations. This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year, where funds raised help with events, programming and general maintenance at the Rollin Art Centre. Please help by dropping off all your gently used books.

We accept pocketbooks, hardcover books, table books, puzzles, games and CD and DVDs, but please no textbooks, magazines, National Geographic, encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest. Please do not donate old and torn books.

Donations can be dropped off at the Rollin Art Centre at 3061 Eighth Avenue.

ART EXHIBIT

The Rollin Art Centre’s next art exhibit is a special one, featuring the residents of Rainbow gardens, titled, “In Rainbow Garden.”

This exhibit is a community art project created by the elders of Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens) that reflects the diverse cultures and stories of the residents who reside there. It runs until April 5.

WATERCOLOUR WORSKHOP

Victoria Artist Joanne Thomson has designed this not quite a beginner workshop for people who have taken a beginner workshop or two and now want to start creating works of their own. The focus will be on landscapes, forest and water. The workshop is on Saturday, May 4 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Sunday, May 5 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at the Alberni Athletic Hall for a cost of $175 (bring your own supplies). Register at the Rollin Art Centre: 250-724-3412.

MODELS NEEDED

The Rollin Art Centre is currently looking for models (draped or undraped) for weekly life drawing sessions held at the Rollin Art Centre. Models will be paid an hourly rate. Please call for more information: 250-724-3412

A CALL TO ALL ARTISTS

The Rollin Art Centre is now accepting applications from all visual artists and artist groups to apply to exhibit their work in our fine arts gallery during the 2020 calendar year.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your own art exhibit or group exhibit. Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or on our website. The deadline is April 30, 2019.

The gallery is located at the corner of Eighth and Argyle Street and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Call 250-724-3412 for more info.

SOLSTICE ARTS FESTIVAL

The Community Arts Council is looking for all interested artists to be included in this year’s Solstice Arts Festival on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 . Two options are available: table rentals at the Rollin Arts Centre ($60 for two days), or, if you have a gallery or studio, our Days with the Arts self-guided tour ($45). Both are great options. For more details contact the Rollin Art Centre or drop by today to register: 250-724-3412.

CRAFTERS AND VENDORS

A cruise ship arrives in our harbour on Saturday, May 25, and we are looking for local crafters and vendors!

If you are interested in having a display during this day, please contact Melissa at the Rollin Art Centre for more details, or email admincac@shawcable.com.

HOMEGROWN COMEDY

Friday, May 31 brings Derek Edwards’ comedy tour, All’s I’m Saying, to Port Alberni.

Join us for an evening of laughter…a richly textured and enthralling ‘cut above,’ delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian.

Reserved seating tickets are $47.50 and only available at the Rollin Art Centre. The show takes place on May 31 at the ADSS Theatre.

TIMBRE! CHOIR

Timbre! Choir presents “ANYTHING GOES” on Sunday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m. at the ADSS Theatre.

The choir invites you to spend an afternoon listening to the music of Cole Porter, a little Celtic and Canadian music and much more. Joining musical director Rosemary Lindsay is Ken Lister on bass, Danielle Marcinek on piano and Graham Villette on drums. Tickets are now on sale at Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre, Finishing Touches, Salmonberry’s and from choir members. Adults and seniors pay $20 and children and students under 18 pay $5.

BARKLEY SOUNDS

Live, Love, Dance, Sing! is the spring concert for the Barkley Sound Community Choir. The show takes place Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m. at ADSS Theatre. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art centre for $15 (children under 12 free).

CHAR’S LANDING CONCERTS

Thursday, Mar 28, 4 p.m. “Re-torqueing Your Words: Putting Power Back in Poetry” with Al Rempel

Thursday, Mar 28, 7 p.m. AV Words on Fire ! – Spoken Word Open Mic w/Al Rempel & Chelsea Comeau

Friday, Mar 29, 7:30 p.m. Jon Brooks w/Neil Cruickshank – No One Travels Alone

Sunday, Mar 31, 7:30 p.m. Nanaimo’s House Trio w/Guest Jimi James Fraser on piano *NEW*

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre and writes for the Alberni Valley News. Call 250-724-3412. Email: communityarts@shaw.ca.

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