Doug Blackwell is the next featured artist at the Rollin Art Centre. His exhibit titled Sockeye King will begin Jan. 12.

Doug Blackwell is the next featured artist at the Rollin Art Centre. His exhibit titled Sockeye King will begin Jan. 12.

Next Rollin exhibit to showcase ‘Sockeye King’

Doug Blackwell is the next featured artist at the Rollin Art Centre beginning Jan. 12.

Come visit the Rollin Art Centre beginning Jan. 12 for a new art exhibit titled Sockeye King, featuring artist Doug Blackwell.

Blackwell will be showcasing his collection of watercolours and mixed media with a fish and seashore theme.

Join us in the gallery on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 1-3 p.m. for refreshments and to meet the artist.

Mistletoe Market

Looking for that last minute Christmas gift? Stop by Mistletoe Market at the Rollin Art Centre. Not only will you find something special, made locally by talented artists, but you will help in supporting local artists and the Rollin Art Centre.

There are many items to choose from, such as glass works, paintings, Christmas cards, wooden items, pottery, watercolours, jewellery, stone carvings, fabric art, ornaments, birdhouses and much more.

Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday, Dec. 23. Admission is free.

Winter closure

The Rollin Art Centre will be closed for the annual winter closure, beginning Saturday, Dec 24. The centre will re-open Tuesday, Jan 10 at 11 a.m.

Sing your heart out

Enjoy the sounds of traditional Christmas music on Friday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Church, Fifth Avenue and Angus Street.

Favorite Christmas carols will be played accompanied by organ and piano.

Admission is by cash donation for the Bread of Life Centre and Trinity Music Program,

Refreshments to follow.

Musical memories

What a great Christmas gift; tickets to share in 80 years of Musical Memories at the Capitol Theatre.

Portal Players Dramatic Society presents this performance, celebrating 80 years at the Capitol Theatre.

Shows take place on Dec. 30, Jan. 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14.

Advanced tickets are $20 and available at the Rollin Art Centre, Capitol Theatre box office and online.

Classical concerts

A Classical Concert Series begins Feb. 12 at Char’s Landing with the Bergmann Piano Duo.

The second concert will feature the Borealis String Quartet on April 9 and the third musica intima on May 14.

Concerts take place on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Char’s Landing.

Admission is by series subscription of $100 for all three concerts, no individual concert tickets sold.

The artists and dates listed above are dependent on the sale of 120 subscriptions. Subscriptions are available at the Rollin Art Centre, Char’s Landing box office or from committee members.

Winter film fest

The Alberni Valley Museum is proud to present the 2017 Winter Film Festival series.

The series will be four films on Sundays at 5 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre.

Maliglutit (Searchers) will be the first film featured on Jan. 29.

Number two on Feb. 26 is Old Stone.

Number three on March 26 will be Tulip Fever.

The fourth film on April 23 is  to be announced.

Series passes for four films are $35.00 and single films are $10.00 and available at the AV Museum.

Char’s concerts

Friday, Dec 23 from 7-9 p.m.- Lonnie Glass – The Good Life – Jazz Standards

Wednesday, Jan. 4 from7-10p.m.-Gypsy Dance – The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra – Eclectic Acoustic Ensemble, Deep Roots.

Saturday, Jan. 7 from 7-10 p.m.-Traditional Ceilidh – concert and dance with Celtic Chaos.

Saturday, Jan. 14 from 8-10 p.m.- The Fox, Ryan McMahon, solo – folk/roots/rock/americana

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council. Call 250-724-3412.

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