Celtic music and paitning on tap in Alberni art scene

Spring Tulips’

Tap your toes to the Streels

Enjoy an evening of upbeat East Coast influenced music with toe tapping beats, Celtic and folk songs and share stories that reach from one coast to another.

Lorne Warr and the Streels (Jennie Bice and Brendan Rideout) will be performing at the Capitol Theatre, Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors 65-plus and are available at the Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre and Somass Drugs.

Tickets at the door will cost $20 across the board.

Lorne Warr and the Streels follow the most important part of the Newfoundland musical tradition: to have fun.

Meet artist at the Rollin

Meet Chris Motyka, Port Alberni watercolour artist in the Rollin Art Centre Gallery on Saturday, March 12 from 1-3 p.m.

Motyka has picked up her painting again after retiring.

An exhibit of her watercolours, Flowers, Fact, and Fantasy is showing in the gallery until Wednesday, March 30.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free and the building is wheelchair accessible.

Sketching, anyone?

Anybody interested in becoming a part of an outdoor/indoor sketch club? All levels and ages welcome.

Motivate each other while experiencing the fun and dynamic of practicing in a group. Please call Brunhilde at 250-736-1150 or e-mail brunhilde niederacher@gmail.com.

Musicians for hire

Do you need music for an event you are hosting? Consider Janet Deakin and Dennis Olsen (voice and guitar) for this special time.

Please call Janet at 250-720-1386 or e-mail janet@janetanddennis.ca.

African drums on the menu

Hayley Tomlinson will teach a morning workshop, African Hand Drumming, on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Echo Centre.

If you enjoy the workshop, sign up for a six-week set of classes on Thursday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m. from April 7 to May 19. Please register at Echo Centre.

Christmas already?

Christmas in the Valley Giant Craft and Arts Fair is now taking applications for its next event being held Nov. 11, 12, 13 at Glenwood Centre. New and past crafters and artisans are welcome. Please call Harriet at 250-723-6846.

Gareth Flostrand writes Arts Around for the Community Arts Council.

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