Carvings spruce up Alberni

The Alberni Valley will soon be home to five new carvings.

Campbell River chain saw carver Jerry Strelioff carves a cedar log at the Rollin Art Centre on Thursday

The Alberni Valley will soon be home to five new carvings thanks to the efforts of the Port Alberni Port Authority and a few chainsaw carvers last week.

“Melissa [Martin, arts administrator for the Community Arts Council] had wood donated to her a couple of years ago and this was decided to be the best use for it,” said organizer Malcolm Menninga.

According to Martin, the cedar log was donated by the Tseshaht First Nations.

Five chainsaw artists were on hand to create their artwork.

The port authority funded the carvers’ project in exchange for two of the five carvings.

“The port authority provided the funds so two of (the new carvings) will go to their new boardwalk and three of them will remain on site at the Rollin Art Centre,” said Menninga.

While the carvings are now complete, all five will remain at the Rollin until after the Solstice Arts Festival June 17–19, he added.

A totem pole carved by Randy Atleo will also be on display at the Rollin Art Centre during Solstice Fest.

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