The Community Arts Council’s adult colouring book is available for $20 at the Rollin Art Centre

Colouring book highlights Port Alberni

Rollin offers adult colouring book, new artist on exhibit, book donations and more on this week's Alberni arts scene

The Community Arts Council is excited to present a project/fundraiser we have been working on for a few months; a community colouring book.

This book, titled, Discovering the Valley is filled with many landmarks of this amazing Valley we live in, all drawn by local artists.

The cost is $20 for a book. A huge thank you to all the artists who submitted to this project. If you are interested in purchasing a book, stop by the Rollin Art Centre for your copy today.

Featured artist

Featured Rollin Art Centre artist, Ariane Terez, is a local painter with a flair for the West Coast. Titled Facing West, this exhibit captures Terez’s love of the West Coast with dramatic colour and movement.

From sweeping cedars to rolling waves crashing against the rocks, this showcase is an art exhibit you won’t want to miss seeing. The exhibit opens Feb. 9 and will run through March 3. Join us for refreshments, Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the artist’s meet and greet.


Join us for an evening at the Alberni Valley Museum for the Community Arts Council’s AGM on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. We are excited to have guest speaker Theresa Kingston who will be talking about arts, culture and heritage in the Alberni Valley.

If you are a patron of the arts or artist and would like to be involved with a non-profit community arts organization, join us for the evening. We are always looking for new members and welcome everyone, to help make a difference in our community.

Book donations

The Rollin Art Centre is currently accepting all your gently used books, for their annual book sale. We are grateful for all your books, but cannot take any textbooks, magazines, National Geographic, encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest.

Drop off donations (newer books only) at the Rollin Art Centre, inside the main door, under the staircase, in the big wooden box.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call to artists

The Rollin Art Centre is now accepting applications to all visual artists and artist groups to submit an application to exhibit their work in our fine arts gallery during the 2018 calendar year.

Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or on our website. Deadline is April 30, 2017. Call 250-724-3412 for more information.

Art Matters

Art Matters Art Centre, 5417 Argyle St., will hold a dance to stand in solidarity against the exploitation of women on Feb. 14 from 12-2 p.m.

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence in history.

The campaign was launched in 2012 and Art Matters Society participated in 2013 and 2014 at Char`s Landing.

This year we ask you to drop in on your lunch hour and dance with us. Reclaim our space in the world.

We have a couple of monologues and a prayer.

Tickets for Art Matters’ V-Day presentation; a Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, happening on Feb. 24, 25 and 26 for $10 are available now.

Maritime night

Join the Port Alberni Maritime Heritage Society when Dr. Jamie Morton presents an illustrated talk about the changes to the West Coast fishing industry from 1914 to the beginning of the second world war, a sequel to January’s event. The presentation will take place on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the

Hutcheson Gallery, Lighthouse Pier at 7 p.m. Refreshments and social time will follow.

Admission is by donation or PAMHS membership.


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

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