Arts around: Rollin Art Centre collects books for annual fundraising sale

Fundraisers, art exhibits and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

The Rollin Art Centre is looking for book donations for our annual book sale, which will take place May 8–9. We are accepting gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and puzzles for the sale.

Please do not drop off any National Geographic magazines, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest or textbooks.

Donations may be dropped off at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box.

This is one of the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraisers.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we’re located at 3061 Eighth Ave. or call 250-724-3412 for more info.

Time to renew memberships

This is a reminder to all current Community Arts Council members, and everyone else who would like to help support the Community Arts Council, that all memberships will now be renewed in January. This annual membership date will be for everyone.

If you have not yet renewed your membership for the 2015 season, pop by the Rollin Art Centre today. The cost is only $17 for adults, $12 for seniors and $22 for a family.

As we are a non-profit organization we rely on the generous support of art patrons like you. So please, help support the Community Arts Council today so we can help support local artists tomorrow.

Present Images show extended

We are very fortunate to have the current art exhibit held over until Feb. 7. “Present Images” is the title of the current Rollin Art Centre’s art exhibit of 14 painters. So if you didn’t get an opportunity to stop by the gallery, you’re in luck. Stop by today for a chance to own one of these terrific pieces of art.

Adult drawing class offered

Alberni Valley artist Cynthia Bonesky is back, teaching the basics of learning how to draw using various techniques such as contour drawing, shading, negative drawing and much more. These classes will run every Tuesday starting Feb. 3 and running to March 24, from 7–9 p.m. The cost is only $145 for eight classes; a supply list is available when you sign up. Classes will be held at Echo Centre.

Please register at Echo Centre, as space is limited, at 250-723-2181.

Banners still available

Banners are still available to purchase at the Rollin Art centre only until the end of January. If you are one of the lucky ones to have painted a banner for 2014, they are available now for $25. Located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street, the gallery is open Tue. – Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What’s on at Char’s Landing

• Fri. Jan 9, 8-10 p.m., Grant Simpson 1920’s Old Time Jazz, Blues, Ragtime and Stride Piano. $10 advance, $12 door.

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the arts council.