The deadline to register for the Rollin Art Centre’s fun garage sale, Clean Out Your Sewing Room, is Tuesday, July 31.
This is a fun way to clean out your sewing or craft room. Join us Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Rollin Art Centre for a day of selling all your odds and sods and sewing room items. Rent a table for $20. Space is limited, so call today to register. 250-724-3412.
TEAS ON THE TERRACE
Our next Tea on the Terrace is Thursday, Aug. 2 with musical guest Marilyn Harper-Smith, featuring acoustic, easy-listening, pop, country and original songs. There’s no better way to spend a few hours than listening to beautiful music under the canopy of trees, sipping tea and indulging in a selection of sweets and savory delicacies served on a two-tiered plate, “high tea” style. Tickets are still available and are only $20.
Call 250-724-3412 to reserve your table.
JOURNALING THE JOURNEY
Calling all children between the ages of 7-12! The Rollin Art Centre’s next art program is Journaling the Journey on July 31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 3. This three-day workshop explores a new way to journal! Make your own journal, create backgrounds and use endless materials to express your thoughts and feelings. Join us for a fun week of creativity, friends and more. Space is still available for ages 7-9-year olds (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) and 10-12 year olds (1-3:30 p.m.) Call 250-724-3412 to register. Cost is $50 for this three-day camp.
NEXT YOUTH WRITING WORKSHOP
Monday, July 30 will be our next writing workshop designed for youths aged 10-15. Join us for our next workshop titled Setting the Scene: description, place, and non-human actors. Call to register today, 250-724-3412. Not sure? Remember, drop-ins are welcomed! $15 per workshop.
ART EXHIBIT IS SPECTACULAR
The Rollin Art Centre is very excited to present Silk & Stitch 2, an exciting exhibit of artistry that comes from working with fibers in a painterly way.
This current exhibit is a group show, which consists of nine dynamic ladies who share a love of art and the gift of creativity. Artists include Carol Leger, Janet Finch, Bev Smith, Susan Shead, Elizabeth Yuen, Lisa Urlacher, Cynthia Bonesky, Cheryl Frehlich and Giselle Brewster. Come and check out this amazing exhibit, which will run until Aug. 24.
Visit DRAW Gallery this summer until Aug. 24.
A Meet and Greet Reception will take place Friday, July 20 from 6–8 p.m. Everyone is welcome! DRAW will be showcasing works by various artists such as Doug Blackwell (aka SockeyeKing), Jacques De Backer, Cecil Dawson, Pamela Holl Hunt, Perry Johnston, Miriam Manuel, Todd Robinson, Perrin Sparks, Ariane Terez, Sue Thomas and Nancy Wilson.
ALBERNI PAINT OUT
The 6th Annual Alberni Valley Paint Out is happening on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the support of DRAW Gallery in conjunction with the International Plein Air Painters (IPAP) 16th Great Worldwide Paint Out. On Saturday, artists will paint at Sproat Lake Provincial Park at various locations and on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. there will be an exhibit of the weekend’s work and a reception at The Starboard Grill at Harbour Quay. The public is invited to view the art and meet the artists. This is a free event and everyone is invited. Contact Astrid Johnston at 250-724-2056 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
CHAR’S LANDING CONCERTS
Thursday, Jul 26, 7 p.m., Open Mic – AV Words on Fire! – Spoken Word Featuring Frances Sullivan
Friday, Jul 27, 8 p.m., Randy McAllister and the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland
Saturday, Jul 28, 8 p.m., Country Music Dance with Aaron Halliday tribute to Alan Jackson
Sunday, Jul 29, 7 p.m., North Easton – Acoustic Indie Folk Pop
Tuesday, Jul 31, 7 p.m., Workshop: Songwriting: Exploring the Vision, Art, and Craft with John Pippus
Wednesday, Aug 1, 7 p.m., Workshop: The Art of Performance with John Pippus
Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre and writes for the Alberni Valley News. Call 250-724-3412.