Arts Council readies for Days with the Arts

A wonderful weekend of art and culture is in store April 25–26 with the purchase of a ticket for 2015 Days with the Arts.

A wonderful weekend of art and culture is in store April 25–26 with the purchase of a ticket for 2015 Days with the Arts.  Public venues and artist studios will be open to guests from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.  You may choose to attend one day or both with ticket prices set at $20 for two full days or $15 for either Saturday or Sunday.

A Days with the Arts wristband or ribbon includes admission to venues, opportunities to win major or studio prizes, and a map showing locations.

Mark your calendars for a chance to enjoy original, local one of a kind art using a great variety of media in lovely settings.

Book donations low this year

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

Please do not drop off library books, magazines, National Geographic, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest or textbooks.

The Community Arts Council is asking for donations of books in good shape as they are unable to sell books that are not in good condition.

The 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-Eighth Ave. or call 250-724-3412.

Visions, media merge in show

“Merging Visions” is the title of the current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre featuring two artists, Kelly Carter and Karen Gamble, which combines photography and pyrography.

This exhibit runs until April 4. The next show will feature paintings by retired art teacher Dietrich Schlackl.

Belles put on fashion show

The Centennial Belles present a two historical fashion shows, “Fashion Fabulous”, Sat. April 11 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Echo Centre.

Fabulous gowns form the Romantic era, the Victorian era, the Edwardian era and the Roaring 20’s. Advanced tickets are available at Rollin Art Centre, Capelli’s Hair Design and Boutique Belles Amies. Tickets are $20 and include refreshments. Partial proceeds to the ADSS breakfast Club and the Read and Feed Program.

What’s on at Char’s Landing

• Fri, Mar 27th, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Greg Simm with Newfoundland’s Dave Panting – Celtic

• Sun, Mar 29th, 1-4 p.m., Federal Green Party Meet ‘N’ Greet candidate Glenn Sollitt.


Melissa Martin is Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council and Rollin Art Centre.

Just Posted

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs victorious at home

Goaltender John Hawthorne earns second shutout

Port Alberni receives Smart Communities grant for new online platform

Online database will link local volunteers with non-profit and charity groups

Vancouver Island brewery re-brands again after cryptic new logo failed

Victoria-based brewers said goodbye to confusing hexagon logo

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

VIDEO: Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee dies

Marvel co-creator was well-known for making cameo appearances in superhero movies

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

VIDEO: Newcomer kids see first Canadian snowfall

Children arrived in Canada with their mother and two siblings last week from Eritrea

Calgary 2026 leader expects close vote in Winter Games plebiscite

Residents to choose in a non-binding vote on Tuesday whether they want city to bid on 2026 Olympics

Feds dropped ball with WWI anniversary tributes: historians

Wrote one historian: ‘Other than the Vimy Ridge celebration … I think they have done a very bad job’

Sides ‘far apart’ in Canada Post talks despite mediation, says union

The lack of a breakthrough means rotating strikes will resume Tuesday

Feds’ appeal of solitary confinement decision in B.C. to be heard

Judge ruled in January that indefinite such confinement is unconstitutional, causes permanent harm

B.C. health care payroll tax approved, takes effect Jan. 1

Employers calculating cost, including property taxes increases

Nunavut urges new plan to deal with too many polar bears

Territory recommends a proposal that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking

Most Read