Arts Around: Rollin Art Centre seeks local artists

The art centre is seeking local artisans to display their work for the annual Mistletoe
Market.

The Rollin Art Centre is looking for a variety of local artists to display their work for their annual Mistletoe Market at the Rollin Art Centre.

If you are interested, drop off all your items at the Rollin Art Centre on Saturday, Nov. 26 clearly labeled with your name and retail price, along with an inventory list. All items will be showcased through to Dec. 23. For more info contact the Rollin Art Centre at 250-724-3412.

Current exhibit

“Art College Brats – when two neighbours discover they went to the same art college 50 years previously” is a unique title for two unique artists. This very creative and colourful exhibit will showcase the paintings of Chris Doman and Pam Holl Hunt, and will run to Nov. 29th.

Mistletoe market

The perfect gift for that someone special on your list awaits you at the Rollin Art Centre.  More than 150 local artisans are represented.  Items included in the market are acrylic paintings, cross stitch Christmas cards, wooden bowls, pottery, watercolours, jewellery, stone carvings, fabric art, ornaments, birdhouses and much more.

The Rollin Art Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Late night hours include: Friday, Dec. 2, 9 and 16.

Raffle tickets for Christmas baskets and Intarsia wood piece by Bill Townsend are available with the draw on Dec. 22.

Timbre! concert

Timbre! Choir presents The Gift on Sunday. Nov. 27at 2:30 p.m. at the ADSS Theatre.  Tickets on sale at Rollin Art Centre (cash only), Echo Centre, Finishing Touches, and Salmonberry’s.  Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors and $5 for students  under 18 and children.

The  Alberni Valley Community Band will be playing in the lobby before the performance and tickets will be on sale for the    Community Arts Council Raffle and an information table regarding the new Classical Music Series in the Valley will be available.

Barkley Sounds

“Comin’ Up Christmas” celebrates the season from baroque to rock.

Barkley Sounds Community Choir director, Bonnie Wallbank, and Phil’s Harmonics String Orchestra under Phil Wallbank present “Comin’ Up Christmas” at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the ADSS Theatre.

It’s a celebration of seasonal music with special musical guests the United Church Handbell Choir, directed by Mike Villette, guitarist Dennis Olsen and drummer Justin Johannesson. Tickets are $10 on sale at Rollin Arts Centre (cash only), Salmonberry’s, Echo Centre, and from choir members, or $12 at the door.

Classical concerts

A Classical Concert Series at Char’s Landing is to begin Feb. 12 with the Bergmann Piano Duo.

The Borealis String Quartet will play on April 9 and the third act will be Musica Intima on May 14.  Concerts take place on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 at Char’s Landing. Admission is by a series subscription of $100 for all three concerts.

No individual concert tickets are sold. Subscriptions are available at the Rollin Art Centre, Char’s Landing box office or from committee members.

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