Arts Around: Still a chance to see Rights and Wrongs

This and that from here and there in Port Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

The Rollin Art Centre’s current exhibit will run until Nov. 9. This exciting photography exhibit is on loan from North Island College International in Campbell River. The Community Arts Council is pleased to introduce Carlos Reyes-Manzo and his collection of photographs titled: “Rights and Wrongs-The Resilience of the World’s Indigenous People”.

Rollin Art Centre Gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Mondays. Wheelchair accessible, admission is by donation.

Sense’ational kids classes

Join artists Kelly Poirier and Dorothy Jarvis at Rollin Arts Centre, when we host two children’s art workshops.

1. “Sense”sational Saturday for children ages 5-9, for younger children where we will explore the styles of artists from Jackson Pollock to Matisse using all kinds of messy (read: FUN) techniques from spaghetti painting, splatter painting, stick drawing and collage.

This is a six-session art class that starts Oct. 26 and runs until Dec. 7 from 10 am – noon, every Saturday.

2. “Georgia and the Garden” is a multi-media (watercolour, pastel, acrylic, ink, charcoal) exploration of the work of Georgia O’Keefe (large abstract florals, bones, landscape) using the inspiration of the garden and local materials, this art class is for 7-12 year olds.

This class is being offered every Monday afterschool from 3:15-4:30 for six weeks. The class starts Oct. 28 and runs until Dec. 9.

Each class costs $80 for the six weeks and covers material and supplies. Space is limited so sign up now. Call the Rollin Art Centre 250-724-3412 for more info.

Art workshops rescheduled

Rollin Art Centre will hold a two-day art workshop with artist Cynthia Bonesky, Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mixed Media Techniques for art journaling, card making, scrapbooking and fine art. A complete supply list is available at Rollin Art Centre when you register. Cost is $50 for the weekend. Space is limited so book now.

An Evening Out with Mallons

Portal Players Dramatic Society and helloalberni.com are pleased to announce the return of “An Evening Out”, a night of live music and chats, on Saturday, Oct. 19, at The Capitol Theatre.

This time the event features three generations of the Mallon family, well-known local musicians. Patriarch Hank is joined on stage by son Mike and grandson Carson. This event benefits a local organization, and the Mallon’s have chosen Ty Watson House and the Alberni Hospice Society to receive a portion of funds raised.

“An Evening Out” is sponsored by The Graphics Factory, with tickets available now from The Capitol Theatre box office.

Online ticket purchases are available now through a link on www.atthecapitol.org.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, with partial proceeds going to Ty Watson House.

Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.

The next Evening Out showcase is planned for Nov. 17.

Celebrating with light

The Community Arts Council will hold their second annual Celebration of Light festival Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Rollin Art Centre.

Artisans are invited to apply to display their work. Applications are available at the Rollin Art Centre or call 250-724-3412 for more info on how to be part of this wonderful community event.

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