The current exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre features artwork from Pam Holl Hunt and Chris Doman. The exhibit will run until Nov. 29 with a chance to meet the artists on Saturday

Arts Around: what’s happening in the Alberni Valley

The current exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre, a family fiddle concert and more in this week's community arts column

The current exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre is a joint exhibit, titled

“Art College Brats- when two neighbours discover they went to the same art college 50 years previously,” a unique title for two unique artists.

This very creative and colourful exhibit will showcase the paintings of Chris Doman and Pam Holl Hunt and will run from Nov. 3 to Nov. 29.

Join us in the gallery on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 1-3 p.m. to meet Doman and Hunt, share some treats and talk about colour and what inspires them to create.

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Fiddle concert

Tickets are still available for, Everything Fitz – The Fitzgeralds, for Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m.

The Fitzgerald siblings learned at a young age how to engage their audience in a way that leaves them enamored and wanting more. The three siblings are accompanied by parents, Pam and Paddy, on keyboard and bass guitar.

Former guitarist for Natalie McMaster, Nate Douglas, rounds out the program with vocals and acoustic guitar.

The Fitzgeralds push boundaries by fusing traditional and modern styles of fiddle and dance to create their own unique sound and style. Three fiddlers playing in harmony, step dancing, home-spun family humour and novelty fiddling make this an enjoyable show for all ages.

Tickets are $20, and are now available at the Rollin Art Centre.

Concert band

The Oceanside Concert Band, along with conductor Dr. Paul Rathke, is set to perform Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2.30 p.m. at Knox United Church, 345 Pym St., in Parksville.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students and children aged 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at the door. For more information call 250-752-5909

Knitting socks

Knitting socks for the soldiers during the First World War was done here in Port Alberni by women and children.

As we continue to recognize the 100th anniversary of the First World War the Alberni Valley Museum is hosting a special exhibit from the Royal BC Museum.

Join us at the museum in this new exhibit for a sock knitting adventure using a pattern from our own archives from 1912.

The sock knitting class is being offered at the museum Thursday evenings: Thursday, Nov.17, 24 and Dec. 1, from 6 – 8 p.m.

The cost is $55 which includes three classes and a kit with yarn, needles and a pattern.

You must have basic knitting skills. Register at Echo Centre. For more information contact 250-720-2523.

The Witches

The Witches is now playing at the Capitol Theatre  from Nov. 11 to 20.

The Witches is directed by Naomi Boutwell and produced by Brent Ronning. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre and the Capitol Theatre.

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts. Call 250-724-3412

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