‘Colours Within’ opens at Rollin art Centre gallery

Artist Miroslava Gojdova displays diversity with drawings, paintings, photographs.

'Ocean'

'Ocean'

“Colours Within” is the title of the Rollin Art Centre’s next art exhibit, which opened Tuesday and runs until March 7, featuring local artist Miroslava Gojdova.

Don’t miss this opportunity to view Gojdova’s diverse collection of drawings, paintings and photographs. Stop by the gallery on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 1–3 p.m. for Miroslava’s artist reception, and join us for refreshments while supporting local artists.

Call to artists for the Rollin

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 2016 calendar year. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your own art exhibit or group exhibit.

Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre.  Deadline is April 30. The gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street, and open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues., to Sat. Call 250-724-3412 for more info.

Belles hold open house

This Saturday, Feb. 7 from 1–3 p.m., the Centennial Belles will be holding an open house event at the Glenwood School (Alberni Youth Centre) at 4210 Cedarwood St. Come and browse their costumes and vintage items and meet the Belles as they tell you all about their upcoming fashion show as well as the Jane Austen Festival July 3–4.

Open to all ages. If you are interested in sewing vintage or modeling for the Belles or would just like to get to know them better, pop in for tea and cookies.  This is a good chance to find out all the mysteries of how they dressed and why.

Support local artists

Annual memberships play a crucial part to the sustainability of the Community Arts Council and the Rollin Art Centre, which in turns offers support to local artists. The Rollin Art Centre is a heritage building, therefore needs much maintenance in up-keeping the building and beautifully manicured grounds. These community gardens and grounds are completely groomed by volunteers year round. Your membership fees help towards these costs which in turn offer an Art Centre for local artists to showcase their work as well as offering a venue for weddings, graduations and cultural events for the community. Taking out an annual membership of only $22 for a family, $17 for an adult or $12 for a senior, guarantees the continuation of the Rollin Art Centre gallery and grounds. The Community Arts Council is a non-profit organization therefore we rely on the generous support of art patrons like you. Your membership is important! Please, help support the Community Arts Council today so we can help support local artists tomorrow. The gallery is open Tues. to Sat., 11 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.

Days with the Arts is back

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 our 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 $25 for two full days or $15 for a single day.

Your 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 sale needs donations of good quality books

The Rollin Art Centre is  accepting only  your “LIKE NEW”  books, DVD’s, CD’s, and puzzles for their annual book sale, which takes place on May 8th & 9th, 2015  **Please no Magazines, National Geographic, Encyclopedia’s, Reader’s Digest and textbooks. The Community Arts Council prides themselves on selling books that are in pristine condition. PLEASE, do not drop off books that are very used, we cannot re-sell them. Our 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 3061-8th Ave. or call 250-724-3412 for more info.

CHAR’S LANDING EVENTS

Fri, Feb 6th, 6-9 p.m., Concert – Sue Decker – short sets by donation

Sat, Feb 7th, 8-10 p.m., Concert – David Gogo

Sun, Feb 8th, 8-10 p.m., Concert – New Brunswick’s Ross Neilsen – blues/roots

Wed, Feb 11th, 7-9 p.m., Peru Slide Show & Pisco Sours with David Gilbert & Jacqueline Windh

Fri, Feb 13th, 8-10 p.m., Concert – The Jocelyn Pettit Band  BLAZING NEW – TRAD CELTIC

Sat, Feb 14th, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Gerry Barnum – Valentines – soulful roots & blues

Sun, Feb 15th, 6-10 p.m., Casual Concert – To the Moon with Cody – Acoustic & Indie with hints of Pop – PWYC (pay what you can) *NEW

For more information about these community events, please see http://alberni.ca/events

Char’s is open 7 days per week.  Mon-Fri 4-10 p.m., Sat-Sun 1-10 p.m.

Advance tickets available at Char’s Landing, Rollin Art Centre (CASH ONLY) & Gayle’s Fashions

ART RAVE; ART ON STAGE, CALL TO ARTISTS

Alberni Art Rave Society is hosting a multi-media Art Show during the week of June 19th to 26th, Spotlight on Art- Art on Stage. This opportunity to exhibit and sell your work is open to all artists. This year the show will be held at the Capitol Theatre. The exhibit is open to sculpture, video/film, painting or drawing or any other media chosen by the artist/s. For more info contact Art Rave at alberniartrave2015@gmail.com.

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre and writes for the AV News.

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