Arts Around: the last picture show

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

Photo exhibit ends Nov. 9

The Rollin Art Centre’s current exhibit will run until Nov. 9. This exciting photography exhibit is on loan from North Island Collage 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 Worlds 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.

Still room in kids’ classes

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

“Sense”sational Saturday is for children ages five to nine years, for younger children where we will explore the styles of artists from Jackson Pollock to Matisse using all kinds of messy (read: FUN) techniques.

This is a six session art class that started Oct. 26 and runs until Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon, every Saturday.

“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. Kids seven to 12 years old will learn about colour, value, shading and other art fundamentals.

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

Space is limited so sign up now. Call the Rollin Art Centre 250-724-3412 for more info.

Kurucz-ing to great music

The Community Arts Council, sponsored by Capitol Theatre and the Kurucz family, will be holding a concert fundraiser at the theatre on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.

After 5 years of playing at the Teas on the Terrace, the Travelers will be performing their first theatre concert to benefit the Rollin Art Centre. Expect a special tribute to Remembrance Day at the beginning of the concert (Tissues will be required). Then be led down memory lane with an interactive, sing along afternoon with the likes of Peter, Paul and Marty, Eddy Arnold, harry Bellefonte, Anne Murray, John Denver, Journey, Bee Gees and everyone in between. This concert promises to be fun, interactive with a trip down memory lane including old and contemporary tunes, with their “Folk Twist” to many oldies and more. Joining the Kurucz family will be Katelyn Perry, a bright, up and coming young performer from the Comox Valley. Join us for an afternoon of fun. Tickets on sale at Rollin Art Centre and Happy Soles Foot and nail Care at 250-720-0397, advance tickets: $10 or $12 at the door. Join Paul, Tatyanna and Jairynn Kurucz, known as The Travelers, Sunday November 10th from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

CELEBRATION OF LIGHT

The Community Arts Council will be holding their second annual Celebration of Light festival Saturday November 30th 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.

CHRISTMAS MARKET AT THE MILL

Mark your calendars for this year’s Christmas Market at Mclean’s Mill. Friday November 22, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday November 23, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday November 24th, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Complete with crafters, hayrides and a North Pole scavenger hunt for children. If you are interested in renting a table for the event please contact Rollin Art Centre 250-724-3412 for more info, as space is still available.

COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL AGM

If you are interested in the ARTS and being involved with a great organization to help promote Arts in the community, join us, Thursday November 28th at 7 pm at the Field House. The Community Arts Council will be holding their annual AGM and will be electing new board members. You are invited to put your name forward to be nominated as one of our new board members. For more information, please call the Rollin Art Centre at 250-724-3412.

EXCITING ART WORKSHOPS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED

Rollin Art Centre will be holding a two day Art workshops with artist Cynthia Bonesky, Saturday December 14 & Sunday December 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.

TIMBRE CHOIR!

Port Alberni Orchestra and Chorus Society presents the choral group TIMBRE! in “A Christmas Celebration” with musical director Patricia Miller accompanist Vancouver pianist Sarah Hagen. Sunday , December 15 at 2:30 p.m. at ADSS Theatre. Tickets now on sale at Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre, Salmonberry’s and Somass Drugs, and at the door. Adults and seniors $15. Children and students $5.

 

CHAR’S LANDING

Friday, November 1st, 8-10 pm, Guelph ON Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville—folk-pop, rootsy twang

Friday, November 8th, 8-10 pm, Vancouver’s Tim Readman—celtic & folk music

Sunday, November 10th, 8-10 pm, Canada’s Fiddling Sensation Calvin Vollrath

Saturday, November 16th, 8-10 pm, Port Alberni’s own Ms Maxine

ALL ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT ROLLIN ART CENTRE AND GAYLE’S FASHIONS

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council.