Nature-inspired art exhibit at Rollin

A new art exhibit, watercolour painting classes and a pool mural unveiling on the Alberni arts scene this week.

A flower painting by Judi Pedder.

A flower painting by Judi Pedder.

“My View of Nature Close Up and Away” is the current art exhibit on at the Rollin Art Centre’s gallery until Sept. 19. Featuring watercolour artist Judi Pedder, it showcases her collection of flower portraits and landscapes. Please join us in the gallery, Sat. Aug. 22 from 1-3 p.m. for Judi’s artist reception; talk about art with Judi while enjoying some refreshments.

Photo exhibit coming up

The next art exhibit begins Sept. 22 and will run until Oct. 17th featuring Port Alberni’s very own AV Photo Club. This group show will have a broad range of local photographs, by this talented group of photographers, amateur and professional. Mark your calendars for their artist reception, Sat. 26 from 1-3 p.m. in the gallery.

Watercolour painting class

This class is meant for adults who are interested in learning the basics of watercolour painting; beginning with monochromatic painting to two colour and then onto multicolor paintings proceeding in a step-by-step fashion so that each technique is understood before we move onto the next.

We will paint a variety of subjects from still life to landscape culminating in an optional subject for the last class. The pace of this class will be relaxed so that each person can proceed at their own speed.

A supply list is available at Echo. Instructor: Cynthia Bonesky. Tuesday, Oct. 13 – Dec. 8 (no class Oct. 27) 7–9 p.m. Eight weeks for $145.

Tea supplies still needed

The Rollin Art Centre is still looking for a few items. We are currently looking for donations with: Side plates, tiered serving platters, tea towels, small juice glasses, and thermal carafes. Thank you for your continued support.

Annual summer closure

The Rollin Art Centre will be closed for its annual summer closure beginning Tuesday, Aug. 25 and re-open Tuesday Sept. 8 at 11. See you all then!

Pool mural unveiling

The Pool Mural Project will have its official unveiling to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 pm. with a free swim for everyone to kick off the new look at Echo Pool.

Come out and join all our local artists who contributed their time and effort into creating these one-of-a kind West Coast Aquatic themed murals.

Choir members wanted

Timbre! Choir is looking for new members in all sections for their 43rd season. Rehearsals commence Monday, Sept. 14.

Please contact Pat Venn at 250-723-2380 or Patricia Miller at 250-390-7508 for more detailed information.

Check us out on Facebook and our website www.timbrechoir.com.

What’s on at Char’s:

Free Community Social events:

• Thursday, Aug. 20, 7-9 p.m., Social –

Help Erin Ryding move Art Rave Alberni’s mermaid luminary

• Thursday, Aug 27 , 7-9 p.m., Alberni Valley Words on Fire!  Spoken word open mic featuring Stephen Novik

• Friday, Aug 28, 7 p.m., Critical Mass Bike Ride of Celebrating Cyclists

of all abilities (departs Char’s at 7 pm)

• Friday, Aug 28, 8-10 p.m., Social – LGBT hosted by Colin Simister

Shows:

• Friday, Aug. 21, 8-10 p.m., Concert – The Hell Katz – High Energy Rockabilly

• Saturday, Aug 22, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Doctor Bones Blues Band

•Sunday, Aug 23, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Baird, Black and White Trio – an adventurous, jazz/improv/meditative piano

• Saturday, Aug. 29, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Don Alder

Sunday, Aug 30, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Sean Hogan – Roots

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council.