Steph Cameron and Joe Nolan play Char’s Landing on Tuesday

Arts around: Still room available in drawing class

Drawing classes, a new exhibit, a show at Char's Landing and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

If you wanted to learn how to draw, this adult drawing class this is the place for you. Local artist Cynthia Bonesky, a great teacher, is back and we still have a few spaces left.

This class promises to teach the basics of learning how to draw using various techniques such as contour drawing, shading, and negative drawing and much more. These classes will run every Tuesday evening, starting Feb.10 (please note date change) until March 31, from 7–9 p.m. The cost is only $145 for eight classes, and a supply list will be available when you sign up. Classes will be held at Echo Centre.

Please register at Echo Centre at 250-723-2181.

Premiere show for local artist

The Rollin Art Centre is excited to announce our next art exhibit, which begins Feb. 10 and runs until March 7. This is Miroslava Gojdova’s first art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre.

Don’t miss this opportunity to view her collection of drawings, paintings and photographs. Stop by the gallery, Saturday, Feb. 14 from 1-3 p.m. for Gojdova’s artist reception, and join us for refreshments.

Book donations are ‘Rollin’ in

The Rollin Art Centre is now  accepting any “like new” books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles for their annual book sale, which takes place May 8–9.

We cannot accept magazines, National Geographic, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest books nor textbooks. Any well loved books cannot be sold, therefore are not accepted.

Our donation box is located at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 3061-8th Ave. or call 250-724-3412 for more info.

Time to renew membership

This is a reminder to all current Community Arts Council members, and everyone who would like to help support the Community Arts Council, that memberships will now be renewed in January. If you have not yet renewed your membership, stop by the Rollin Art Centre today. The cost is only $17 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and older) and $22 for a family.

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

 

What’s on at Char’s Landing

• Fri, Jan 23rd, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Sarah Smith brings her music & energy to the Island.

• Sat, Jan 24th, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Lara Kroeker & Kele Fleming

• Tue, Jan 27th, 8-10 p.m., Joe Nolan & Steph Cameron

• Wed, Jan 28th, 7-9 p.m., Art Rave Alberni Social

• Thu, Jan 29th, 7-9 p.m., AV Words on Fire!  Spoken word open mic

• Mon, 7-10 p.m., Dance Social – LATIN w/Cuba’s Watson Hernandez

• Tues, 4-10 p.m., Board Games Social

Swann’s on fire this month

This month’s Words on Fire open mike will have local author Jacquie Swann as the featured presenter.  She will be talking about her experiences with self-publishing her children’s book through Friesen Press.

Join us as she informs and entertains us with the ups and downs and ins and outs of this process.  There will be a Q & A following her talk. Swann’s book Chance and Carter Visit McLean Mill was published in July 2014 and will be available to purchase.

Open mike will start the evening at 7 p.m. on Jan. 29.  Doors open at 6:30 at Char’s Landing, with refreshments available.

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre and writes for the Alberni Valley News.

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