New Hugh Braker exhibit starts Jan. 20

A new exhibit, pool murals and more on the Alberni arts scene.

A mask from Tseshaht Chief Councillor Hugh Braker’s personal collection will be among the pieces on display at the Rollin Art Centre from Jan. 20 - Feb. 5.

The next art exhibit will be something special from local Tseshaht First Nations Chief Hugh Braker.

This exciting exhibit showcases a chosen part of his personal collection of items from his world travels to Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Costa Rica and Brazil.

The exhibit opens to the public on Jan. 20 and will run until Feb. 5. Stop by the gallery Saturday, Jan. 23 from 1-3 p.m. to meet Hugh and talk about his adventures.

Echo Pool murals

The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley, in collaboration with the City of Port Alberni is looking for artists to design original permanent murals to be installed at Echo Centre Pool for phase two of the project.

Different sized murals will once again cover the walls in the pool area at the Echo Aquatic Centre.

This is an exciting opportunity for local artists to contribute to this continued community project.

These murals will be made out of aluminum composite panels.

All materials will be supplied.

If you are interested please drop by the Rollin  Art Centre, Echo Centre or call 250-724-3412. Complete application packages and guidelines are available for pick up at the Rollin Art Centre and Echo Centre.

Deadline for all applications is Jan. 15, 2016.

Books for Rollin

The Rollin Art Centre will begin collecting all your book donations, for our annual May fundraiser beginning Jan. 12.

Please drop off all your gently used books in the large book bin under the stairs at the Rollin Art Centre.

Arts council

This is a reminder to all current Community Arts Council members, and everyone else who would like to help support the Community Arts Council, that all memberships will now be renewed in Jan. 2016.

This annual membership date will be for everyone.

If you have not yet renewed your membership for the 2016, drop by the Rollin Art Centre today.

The cost is only $17 for adults, $12 for seniors and $22 for a family.

As we are a  non-profit organization we rely on the generous support of art patrons like you.

What’s on at Char’s:

• Fridays 8-11 p.m., Disco Dance Social Fridays – TGIF-LGBT-PIPA hosted by Don Tecson

•Sundays 7-8:30 p.m., Motown Dance Social Sundays – Great Escape – classic rock, country and Motown

• Thursday, Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m. till midnight, Social – Happy New Year’s Eve! – Come watch the ball drop at 9 p.m. with New York and again at midnight

• Friday, Jan 1, 5:30-7 p.m., Social – Happy New Year’s Day! – stop by to wish one and all a Happy New Year!

 

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

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