Arts around: Remembering Gill School

The Alberni District Historical Society will be hosting an evening of stories and memories to celebrate nearly 120 years of Gill’s history.

The Alberni District Historical Society will be hosting an evening of stories and memories to celebrate nearly 120 years of Gill’s history.  Please join us at 7 p.m. in the Dogwood Room at Echo Centre on Thursday, May 21.

Intarsia wood exhibit

The current Art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre, features local Intarsia wood artist, Robert Steven, titled “Sawdust & Shavings.”

This exhibit will run until June 13. Stop by the gallery Saturday, May 23rd from 1-3 for refreshments and talk to Robert about this unique art and how he creates it.

McLean Mill tables available

This year’s McLean Mill Christmas market will be back again, two weekends, Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 5-6.

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. The train will be 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.

Art Rave paints banners too

Everyone is invited to this free banner painting workshop at the Rollin Art Centre, Saturday, June 6 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. This is a great family activity for an early summer afternoon.

This workshop is hosted by Alberni Art Rave as a community art event. Participants can paint their own festive flag or banner to enhance their home or garden. The fabric and paints used are weather proof so you can enjoy your project for many years to come.

All materials are provided. Dress appropriately as the paints used are permanent when dry.

What’s on at Char’s Landing:

• Friday, May 22, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Kevin Mitchell – Roots

• Saturday, May 23, 7 p.m., South Port Kite boarding Open House – Fund Raiser

• Sunday, May 24, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Thomas P. Radcliffe

Art Rave at Harbour Quay

Art Rave 2015 runs from Saturday, June 20 at 1:00 p.m. to Sun., June 21 at 4:00 p.m.

The art for all ages tent will offer everyone the opportunity to paint a festive flag or banner to decorate your home or garden. The carving tent offers displays and demos by several valley carvers. Catch the action and watch the chips fly with demos by local chain saw carver, Jesse Toso. The art demo tent will be offering drawing and painting demos. The public is encouraged to try their hand. There will be an art market with a selection of local and mid-Island artists and artisans displaying and selling their creations.

On Saturday starting at 1 p.m. at Spirit Square there will be a variety of local musicians and spoken word artists. An evening dance concert from 8-11 p.m. will feature Cruise Control and Mystic Groove.  The Art of Beer garden will be set up adjacent to Saturday’s music stage area.

 

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

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