New exhibit part of arts around Alberni

This Land is Your Land

Saturday, April 2, is the opening day of Cathy Stewart’s (nee Curran) exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery.

Stewart will be in the gallery from 1–3 p.m. for the opening of This Land is Your Land. Her exhibit will run until Wednesday, April 27.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue. Admission is free.

Art studio tour coming up

Days With The Arts, a self-guided tour of local artists’ studios and artists displaying their work in public venues throughout the Valley, takes place Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Char’s Landing will host the Alberni Valley Wednesday Painters (watercolours and acrylics) and in their own studios will be Walter Collins (stone carvings and paintings), Tareen Rayburn (jewelry and photography), Julie and Ron Rutter (pottery, paintings and wood), Mike Lyle (blacksmith), and Connie Watts and friends (contemporary Northwest Coast design).

Tickets are $20 (includes entry both days, maps, wrist bands and free draws) are available at the Rollin Art Centre and Echo Centre.

Dance with the big band

The Harbour City Big Band presents their spring dance on Saturday, April 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Italian Hall on Sixth Avenue.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the Rollin Art Centre, Mort’s TV, Pete’s Mountain Meats and from band members.  Snacks will be provided.

Timbre! sings in April

Timbre! Choir is presenting The Last Night at the Proms on Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. at the ADSS Auditorium.

A varied program of Canadian, American and European choral classics will be performed.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for children and are available at the Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre, Somass Drugs, Salmonberry’s and at the door.

Rollin call for artists

The Rollin Art Centre Gallery is inviting artists to exhibit their work in 2012. Visual artists in all mediums are invited to submit an application.

Forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Deadline is April 30, 4 p.m.

Books needed for spring sale

The deadline for accepting gently used books for the arts council’s annual book sale is April 30. Donations of science fiction, mystery, humour, art, travel and westerns would be greatly appreciated.

Please check and be sure there are no torn pages, mould or mildew. Drop off all donations to the Rollin Art Centre, inside under the staircase in the wooden bin.

See you at the sale on May 14.

Time to think Christmas

The Alberni Valley Craft Association is taking applications for its next event, Nov. 11-13, Christmas In The Valley at the Glenwood Centre.

Earlybird registration is $70 for all three days if paid before May 1. Give Harriet a call at 250-723-6846.

Gareth Flostrand writes Arts Around for the Community Arts Council.