Arts around: Rollin exhibits change in early February

a sprinkle of this and a dash of that from here and there in Port Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

“West Coast Composition as Expression” is the title of the Rollin Art Centre’s first art exhibit of 2014. Local landscape and seascape artist Sally Walker’s exhibit of acrylic painting runs until Thursday, Feb. 6.

Wood carver next exhibitor

The next art exhibit at the Rollin Art centre will be something different.  Bill Townsend, a local wood carver and artist, will be having a unique exhibit showcasing his love of wood.

Townsend’s type of woodwork is called intarsia, which literally means “a mosaic in wood”.

It is also referred to as “painting in wood”.

Townsend’s exhibit will run from Feb. 8 to March 7.

This is an exhibit for everyone who loves the look and feel of wood. An artist’s reception will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1-3 p.m. in the gallery.

Rollin needs books, puzzles

The Rollin Art Centre is now accepting gently used books, puzzles, DVDs and CDs for their annual book sale, which takes place on May 10.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate National Geographic magazines, encyclopaedias, Reader’s Digest or textbooks, so please don’t drop them off.

The drop box is located inside the Rollin Art Centre, under the staircase in the wooden box.

This is one of the Community Arts Council’s most popular and biggest fundraisers. Thank you for your continued support.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Rollin Art Centre is located at 3061 Eighth Ave. or call 250-724-3412 for more info.

Oz journey getting closer

Portal Players Dramatic Society is one step closer to presenting Wizard of Oz, a magical stage journey. Dorothy and the entire cast of Oz characters were on stage in full costume last weekend for the first time since they began rehearsing.

Wizard of Oz will appear on stage at the Capitol Theatre from Feb. 21 to March 15.

Portal Players’ designers & technical crew have also outdone themselves with colourful projections, amazing sound effects and so many costumes.

Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre and the Capitol Theatre Box office. Advanced tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for children 12 and under.

Last chance to buy banners

If you are one of the lucky ones to have painted a banner for 2013, they are available for purchase now at the Rollin Art Centre for $25, only until the end of January.

Call the Rollin or drop by during business hours between Tuesday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What’s on at Char’s Landing

• Sat., Feb. 1, 8-10 p.m., Gerry Barnum soulful roots/originals.

• Thurs., Feb. 6, 8-10 p.m., The Bombadils—Montreal’s progressive Celtic/bluegrass.

• Sat., Feb. 8, 8-10 p.m., Ben Arsenault & the Cryin Cowboys—country.

• Wed., Feb. 12, 8-10 p.m., Juno Award Winning Cara Luft– folk.

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

 

* Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, home of the Rollin Art Centre.

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