Next Rollin exhibit to feature two artists

Stainless steel artist at Rollin, upcoming exhibit, book donations needed and more on this week's community arts scene.

Mosaic artist Klaus Joehle’s work will be on exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre from April 6–May 29.

Mosaic artist Klaus Joehle’s work will be on exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre from April 6–May 29.

The Rollin Art Centre needs your help. Book donations have been low, so please drop off all your gently used books for our annual giant book sale. Spring is fast approaching (at least I heard it’s coming) and what a better way to do a bit of spring cleaning; pay it forward by donating your books to this wonderful event.

Donations are needed to make this year’s event a success. We cannot take any textbooks, magazines, National Geographic, encyclopedia’s or Reader’s Digest. Drop off donations (newer books only) at the Rollin Art Centre, inside the main door, under the staircase, in the big wooden box. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Steeling Nature is the current exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre, featuring Alberni Valley artist Vittoria Doughy and her collection of outdoor metal artwork. Doughy showcases her love of nature, which she has captured in stainless steel. Her pieces consist of trees, herons, salmon and local landmarks of the Valley, such as the Martin Mars water bomber and even Hole in the Wall. The exhibit runs until March 31.


The Rollin Art Centre is excited to bring you our next art exhibit, featuring not one but two very talented artists, both unique in their own styles.

Rob Liberion and Klaus Joehle will be featured from April 6 until April 29.

Liberion will showcase his collection of soapstone carvings, wood carvings, pen and ink drawings, oil paintings and glass etchings while Joehle, a mosaic artist, will have his collection of mosaic pieces.

Their artist reception will take place Saturday, April 8 from 1-3 p.m. in the gallery.


It’s important to renew or take out a new membership with the Community Arts Council. When you take out a membership, you are allowing us to continue advocating for the arts, for arts organizations and those working in the arts.

The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $22 for a family. With a membership, you receive 10 per cent off all items in our gift shop and gallery (excluding tickets), while also receiving monthly updates on all our activities and events.

We are now offering an artist membership for $25, stop in the gallery to find out what it offers.

Please, help support the community arts council today so we can help support local artists tomorrow.


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a featured artist or group of artists at the Rollin Art Centre.

We are now accepting applications to all visual artists and artist groups to submit an application to exhibit their work in our fine arts gallery during the 2018 calendar year. We are lucky to be surrounded by such natural beauty and such a vast array of talented artists.

Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or on our website or call 250-724-3412. Deadline is April 30.


The second annual Solstice Arts Festival-Days with the Arts- takes place June 16–17.

We are looking for artists and artisans who would like to display and sell their art work on the grounds at the Rollin Art Centre.

Table rentals are $60 for the free two-day event. Lots of activities are being planned, from live music to family activities.

Performances at: The Capitol Theatre, Art Matters and Port Day taking place at the new Tyee Landing, with shuttles running from the Rollin Art Centre down to Tyee Landing. Call us at 250-724-3412 and sign up today. Tables are limited.


Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre. Call 250-724-3412.