Meet the Wednesday Painters at Rollin Art Centre

The Wednesday Painters, a group of 20 local artists, will have a sample of their works on display at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery from Saturday, June 25 to Tuesday, July 19.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join the artists at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery on Wednesday, June 29 from 7–9 p.m. and enjoy “Small is Beautiful”.

The 2011 Tin Pants Theatre Troupe is refining this year’s presentation of ‘Timber Talk’ in time for the summer season. They have already been trying out some of their puppetry with classes visiting McLean Mill this week.

The 2011 Tin Pants Theatre Troupe is refining this year’s presentation of ‘Timber Talk’ in time for the summer season. They have already been trying out some of their puppetry with classes visiting McLean Mill this week.

Meet artists

at the Rollin

The Wednesday Painters, a group of 20 local artists, will have a sample of their works on display at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery from Saturday, June 25 to Tuesday, July 19.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join the artists at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery on Wednesday, June 29 from 7–9 p.m. and enjoy “Small is Beautiful”.

Summer fun awaits kids

Week two (July 12, 13, 15) in the Rollin Art Centre’s summer arts programs for children five to seven years of age is Harry Potter’s Week of Magic.

Wizards and witches from all over town are invited to test their magic skills.  Cloaks, spell books and even your very own magic wand will be made.

The fee is $15 per week per child; that includes all craft supplies and a healthy snack. Please register at the Rollin Art Centre, on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street.

To avoid disappointment, register early.

Summer teas await public

The first Tea on the Terrace event of the year will take place on Thursday, July 7 at the Rollin.

Betty Ann Courtney, vocalist with the Harbour City Big Band and with AV Musical Theatre, and Doug Gretsinger, guitarist with Harbour City Big Band and other local groups, will entertain the troops at Rollin Art Centre’s first Tea on the Terrace this summer, July 7, from 1–3 p.m.

Reservations are a must for this popular event. Avoid disappointment and book early by calling 250-724-3412.

Words sizzle

in open mike

Words on Fire holds their last event for the season at Char’s Landing on Wednesday, June 29. The featured reader is Derek Hanebury, whose readings of both prose and poetry promise to be highly entertaining.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the readings start at 7 p.m. The $5 fee includes tea/coffee and goodies.

Learn craft

of the memoir

Brian Brett’s workshop will focus on memoir writing and the varieties of craft associated with telling a good story using the precise language of poetry.

Considering Brett’s exuberant personality and boundless enthusiasm for writing, it’s safe to say that the topics covered will be broad ranging, inspiring and always entertaining.

This is just one of the writers’ workshops being brought to Port Alberni, July 30 by Alberni Forest Fest.  To learn more and to register, go to www.forestfest.ca

And the draw winner is…

Salute to Seniors Week winner of a limited edition print from the Rollin Art Centre was Denise Baker.  Congratulations, Denise!

 

Gareth Flostrand writes Arts Around for the Community Arts Council.