Concert season begins in Port Alberni

Book donations, concerts and more on the Alberni arts scene.

Cynthia Bonesky’s paintings will be on display at the Rollin Art Centre until April 1.

Cynthia Bonesky’s paintings will be on display at the Rollin Art Centre until April 1.

Cynthia Bonesky’s portraits in acrylic are on display at the Rollin Art Centre until April 1.

This exhibit features her incredible eye for details in portraits combined with her love of travel.

Book donations

The Rollin Art Centre is still taking all your gently used books for our annual giant book sale, taking place on a new weekend this year: Friday, May 13 to Saturday May 14. Start your spring cleaning early, not only help to de-clutter your house, but the Rollin Art Centre benefits, tremendously. What a better way to help the Rollin Art Centre by donating all your books, as well as taking DVD’s, CD’s, and puzzles for their annual book sale.

Please no magazines, atlases, National Geographic, Encyclopedia’s, Reader’s Digest, textbooks and worn books.

Barkley concert

Conductor Bonnie Wallbank and Barkley Sounds Community Choir   are excited about their spring concert, Sun., April 17 at ADSS auditorium. “Let’s Shakeit Up” promises a sparkling mix of rock ‘n roll, folk, and contemporary classics. Guests will be Phil’s Harmonic’s String Orchestra, Dennis Olsen on guitar and Justin Johannesson on drums. Concert time is 2:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now, $10 at Rollin Art Centre (cash only), Salmonberry’s and Echo Centre, or $12 at the door

Timbre! celebrates

Please join Timbre! Choir as we celebrate Pat Miller’s retirement as she conducts her last concert as musical director of Timbre!

“Time To Say Goodbye” is this name of this bittersweet concert to be held Sun., April 24 at 2:30 pm at ADSS Theatre.  Please help us send our incredible conductor off on a long and happy retirement.  A “Cake and Coffee” reception will be held at ADSS after the performance in order for the audience to say their own personal good-byes and wish her well.

Tickets are now on sale, but are selling quickly!  Tickets available at Echo Centre, Rollin Art Centre (cash only), Finishing Touches, Salmonberry’s and from your favourite choir members. Adults/Seniors – $20 and Children/Students (under 18) $5.

Artists sought

The Rollin Art Centre is hoping to do something new with the annual Days with the Arts studio tour this year.

Days with the Arts will now be part of a new arts event, Solstice Festival, and we’d like to feature artists’ tables, demos and displays on our grounds throughout the three days of the festival June 17–19.

If you are interested in being involved at this year’s Days with the Arts during the Solstice Arts festival, please contact the Rollin Art Centre.

What’s on at Char’s:

• Saturday, March 19 from 8-10 p.m., Concert – Nova Scotia’s Pennybrook – original instrumentals & old-fashioned songs

• Saturday March 19 at 7:15 p.m., Char’s Presents at The Italian Hall – The Shamrock Shake with The John Pippus Valley Band

Thursday, March 24 from 8-10 p.m., Concert – Nova Scotia’s Greg Simm + Newfoundland’s Dave Panting – Celtic

• Saturday, March 26 from 8-10 p.m., Concert – Musician’s Musician Gerry Barnum solo – soulful roots & blues harmonica

• Tuesday March 29 from 8-10 p.m., Concert – VIMA Vocalist of the Year Kim June Johnson – folk/roots

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre. Call 250-724-3412.  E-mail: communityarts@shawcable.com.