Arts Around: Travellers come to town

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

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

After five years of playing at the Teas on the Terrace, the Travelers—all members of the Kurucz family—will perform their first theatre concert to benefit the Rollin Art Centre.

Expect a special tribute to Remembrance Day at the beginning of the concert, then stroll  down memory lane with an interactive, sing-along afternoon with the likes of Peter, Paul and Mary, Eddy Arnold, Harry Belafonte, Anne Murray, John Denver, Journey, The Bee Gees and more.

The Travelers— Paul, Tatyanna and Jairynn Kurucz­—are known for putting a folk twist to both old and new songs.

Joining the Kurucz family will be Katelyn Perry, a bright, up-and-coming performer from the Comox Valley.

Tickets are 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.

Arts Council AGM coming up

If you are interested in the arts and being involved with a great organization to help promote arts in the community, Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Field House.

The Community Arts Council will be holding its 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.

Art for the kids’ senses

Join artists Kelly Poirier and Dorothy Jarvis at Rollin Arts Centre, when the centre hosts two children’s art workshops:

• “Sense”sational Saturday for children ages five to nine years, for younger children where we will explore the styles of different artists from Jackson Pollock to Matisse using all kinds of fun techniques.

• “Georgia and the Garden” is a multi-media (watercolour, pastel, acrylic, ink, charcoal) exploration of the work of Georgia O’Keefe, for seven- to 12-year-olds.

* Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the community arts council.

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