Enjoy rhythm and blues on the terrace at Rollin Art Centre

See what else is coming up for the Port Alberni arts scene

Tim Faylor will be performing at Teas on the Terrace on Thursday, Aug. 9. SUBMITTED PHOTO

MELISSA MARTIN

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Our next Tea on the Terrace is Thursday, Aug. 9, with musical guest Tim Faylor.

His performance will feature folk, rhythm and blues plus some soft rock. Spend a few hours listening to beautiful music, under the canopy of trees, sipping tea and indulging in a decadent slice of chocolate-dipped strawberry shortcake. Tickets still available and are only $15. Call 250-724-3412 to reserve your table.

DRAMA IN THE CASTLE

Calling all children between the ages 7-12! The Rollin Art Centre’s next art program is Drama in the Castle on August 7, 8 and 10.

Get up and moving with this drama-filled session. Kids will participate in games, learn techniques and explore visual art to develop their inner actors. Join us for a fun week of creativity, friends and more. Space is still available for ages 7-9 (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) and 10-12 (1-3:30 p.m.). Call 250-724-3412 to register. Cost is $50 for this three-day camp.

NEXT YOUTH WRITING WORKSHOP

Monday, Aug. 13 will be our next writing workshop designed for youth ages 10-15. Join us for our next workshop, The Journey Begins: everything to do with the plot.

All workshops are focused on the cultivation of imagination: risk-taking, questioning, and experimenting! 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 bring 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.

WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS

The Rollin Art Centre is excited to offer two great fall workshops with Victoria artist Joanne Thomas. Joanne is an accomplished watercolour artist, who has taught many workshops all over the Island.

In Joanne’s advanced workshop, the first thing she will want to know is, “Who are you and what do you want to learn?” This discussion will define the subjects used for the lesson’s topics, which are brush techniques, drawing for painting, composition, colour, contrast, glazing, under glazing, creating the illusion of transparency, creating the illusion of volume, negative and positive painting and how to combine all these elements to create successful paintings.

The workshop will consist of demonstrations and class exercises, as well as ample time to work independently on an individual project or two. Thursday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at North Island College. Cost is $175 for supply list. Register at the Rollin Art Centre or call 250-724-3412.

Joanne’s beginner workshop will be a quick and playful introduction to watercolour materials and techniques, starting with which end of the brush to use and moving quickly on to washes, textures and layering. We will use landscapes and still life subjects and work on a small scale. Register at the Rollin Art Centre or call 250-724-3412. Workshop is Friday, Oct. 19 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at NIC. The cost is $125, which includes supplies.

ENDLESS SUMMER

Visit DRAW Gallery this summer until Aug. 24th. 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 2018 is happening on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9 from 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. It is a free event and everyone is invited. Contact Astrid Johnston at 250-724-2056 or art@drawgallery.com for more info.

CHAR’S LANDING CONCERTS

Friday, Aug. 3, 8 p.m., Rev. Sekou + Sweden’s Dimpker Brothers – Cross Canada Tour

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m., Australia’s Mapstone – Reggae, Sacred, World, Roots – DANCEY

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Rose-Erin Stokes West Coast Tour – Ambient-Folk / Singer-Songwriter

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.

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