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.

Just Posted

Wildfire burning near Taylor Flats in the Alberni Valley

Fire is located close to Highway 4 near Sproat Lake

Port Alberni youth breaks neck in riverbank accident

Fundraiser has been set up for youth and his family

Port Alberni’s high school gets a rainbow crosswalk for Pride Day

Students and staff at Alberni District Secondary School celebrated the official opening… Continue reading

Port Alberni man dies in ATV accident

A Port Alberni man has died following an all-terrain vehicle accident near… Continue reading

City of Port Alberni imposing water restrictions

Stage 1 restrictions go into effect June 17

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Most Read