Drawing classes, winter closure on tap at Rollin Art Centre

Cynthia Bonesky will start 2015 with an adult drawing class through Echo Centre in Port Alberni.

Artist Cynthia Bonesky

Local artist Cynthia Bonesky is back with an adult drawing class in the new year, teaching the basics of learning how to draw using various techniques. People signing up for this class will learn contour drawing, shading, and negative drawing and much more. These classes will run every Tuesday evening starting Feb. 3 and running until March 24, from 7 – 9 p.m. each night. The cost is only $145 for eight classes; a supply list will be available when you sign up. Classes will be held at Echo Centre.

Please register at Echo Centre, as space is limited, at 250-723-2181.

Rollin closes for break

The Rollin Art Centre and Art Gallery will be closed from Dec. 23 until Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 for its annual winter break.

See you all in the New Year!

Gallery extends current show

Once the Rollin Art Centre reopens following its brief winter break, patrons will still be able to view the current art exhibit, Present Images, which has been held over until Feb. 7.

This display of 14 Alberni Valley-painters will be extended into the New Year. So if you didn’t get an opportunity to stop by the gallery, you’re in luck. Stop by once we reopen for a chance to own one of these

terrific pieces of art.

Time to renew memberships

 

This is a reminder to all current Community Arts Council members, and everyone else who would like to help support the Community Arts Council, that all memberships will now be renewed in Jan. 2015.

This annual membership date will be for everyone. If you have not yet renewed your membership for the 2015, pop by the Rollin Art Centre today. The cost is only $17 for adults, $12 for seniors and $22 for a family.

As we are a non-profit organization we rely on the generous support of art patrons like you. So please, help support the Community Arts Council today so we can help support local artists tomorrow.

Book drive starts Jan. 6

The Rollin Art Centre will be accepting gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and puzzles for their annual book sale, which will take place May 8–9, 2015. Donations may be dropped off starting Jan. 6, after we reopen following our holiday break.

Please, no National Geographic magazines, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest or textbooks. Drop off donations (starting Jan. 6) inside, under the staircase in the wooden box.

This is one of the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraisers. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Rollin is located at 3061 Eighth Avenue or call 250-724-3412 for more info.

IHS deserves our thanks

The Community Arts Council would like to thank the Industrial Heritage Society for their wonderful support to us during the McLean’s Mill Christmas Market.

Having the addition of the train throughout the weekend, at a reduced price

for passengers, added a special element to the festivities.

What’s on at Char’s Landing

Char’s Landing is closed from Dec. 22–26. Happy Holidays!

• Mon, Dec 29th, 7-9 p.m., Dance Social – LATIN w/Cuba’s Watson Hernandez (Mondays)

• Tues., Dec 30th, 4-10 p.m., Board Games Social – $2.50 Highball (Tuesdays)

• Weds., Dec 31st, 7-midnight, Alberni Art Rave Monthly Social *(new)*

All advance tickets for events are available at Gayle’s Fashions and the Rollin Art Centre.

2014 Banners

going fast

 

Banners are still available to purchase at the Rollin Art centre only until Jan. 2015. If you are one of the lucky ones to have painted a banner for 2014, they are available now for $25.


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

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