A piece of artwork by a high school student. This exhibit will run from March 8-29 at the Rollin Art Centre. SUBMITTED PHOTO

High school artists show their work at Rollin Art Centre

The next art exhibit starts on Thursday, March 8

Melissa Martin

Special to the News

The next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre is a dynamic group of high school students, displaying all original art work.

This amazing exhibit will run from March 8-29. Join us in the gallery Saturday, March 10 from 1-3 p.m. for an opportunity to meet these amazing young artists.

FAMILY FRIENDLY BURGER FUNDRAISER

Bring your family and friends—everyone is welcome to our Family Friendly FUNdraiser at the Blue Marlin Inn (5022 Johnston Rd) on Friday, March 2 from 5-8 p.m.

Join us for an evening of burgers, beer or soda while helping to support the grounds and upkeep at the Rollin Art Centre. Invite your friends and family, as this event is kid friendly!

Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre for $15. If you have an item you would like to donate for our silent auction, items can be dropped off at the Rollin Art Centre.

COMMUNITY ARTS AGM

If you are interested in the arts, then join us at the museum on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m for the Community Arts Council’s annual general meeting. We are looking for a dedicated group of individuals to join our board of directors to help grow the arts in our community. Museum manager Jamie Morton will be our guest speaker. He will be discussing museum artifacts and permanent pieces.

A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH

Tickets are still available to see David James & Big River, A Johnny Cash Tribute band when they will be in Port Alberni on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the ADSS Auditorium. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre for $35. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

ROLLIN BOOK DONATIONS

Drop off all your gently used books for our annual book sale at the Rollin Art Centre. We will accept pocketbooks, hardcover books, table books, puzzles, games and CDs and DVDs, but we cannot take ANY textbooks, magazines, National Geographic, encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest. Please drop off all donations just inside the main door just under the staircase, in the BIG wooden box. We appreciate all your donations. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11-4 p.m. 3061-8th Ave. or call 250-724-3412.

ART EXHIBIIT 2019

The Rollin Art Centre is now accepting applications from all visual artists and artist groups to apply to exhibit their work in our Fine Arts Gallery during the 2019 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 or on our website. Deadline is April 30, 2018. The gallery is located at the corner of 8th and Argyle St. and open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Call 250-724-3412 for more info.

DAYS WITH THE ARTS

June 15 and 16 is our third annual Solstice Arts Festival, when the city will come together to celebrate art, music, culture and heritage. The Rollin Art Centre is looking for any interested artists to be included in this year’s Solstice Arts Festival. Two options are available: table rentals at the Rollin Arts Centre ($60 for two days), or, if you have a gallery or studio, our Days with the Arts self-guided tour ($45). Both are great options. For more details, contact the Rollin Art Centre or drop by today to register.

CHAR’S LANDING CONCERTS

Thu, Feb 22nd, 7-9 pm, Open Mic – AV Words on Fire! – Spoken Word Open Mic Featuring: Jacqueline Carmichael

Fri, Feb 23rd, 8-10 pm, Roxeen & Dalrymple – Nova Scotia Bluegrass

Sat, Feb 24th, 8-10 pm, Whitey Somers – Original Roots Blues and Other Grooves

Wed, Feb 28th, 7-9pm, Talk – Gardening for Life, the Biodynamic Way with Gary & Louis Swann, Leda Farm

DINNER THEATRE

Stages Youth Theatre Program is presenting a fundraiser: Enchanted – Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Italian Hall. Tickets are $50 adults and $40 youth. Dress up as your favourite wizard, witch or warlock. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Buffet style dinner and interactive murder mystery theatre. Tickets are available at Rollin Art Centre and Capitol Theatre box office.

FABULOUS FABRICS ART WORKSHOP

Learn how to make a fabric collage on April 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Athletic Hall. Use scrap fabrics to create unlimited designs and shapes. No rules here! Instructor is Cynthia Bonesky. Registration at the Rollin Art Centre, cost is $125 for the two-day workshop.

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.

 

A piece of artwork by a high school student. This exhibit will run from March 8-29 at the Rollin Art Centre. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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