Photographer aids pair of charities with proceeds from show

Jim Swift's photo exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni will benefit two different charities.

Photographer Jim Swift has an ulterior motive with his exhibit currently hanging at the Rollin art Centre.

“Thoughts of Light and Shade” features Swift’s work in both black and white and colour. this show is unique in its hanging as well as its purpose.

All proceeds from the sale of Swift’s black and white prints will be donated to Doctors without Borders (MSF). And all proceeds from the sale of the Pot Luck Impressions prints will be going to Pot Luck Ceramics.

This photographic exhibit runs until Sept. 17 at the Rollin gallery,m located at the corner of Eightth Avenue and Argyle Street. The facility is wheelchair accessible and admission is by donation.

Next exhibit looming

The next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre, titled Wild Observations, starts Sept. 19 and runs until Oct. 16.

Wild Observations showcases a unique exhibit of paper collage, by artist Debbie Goodman. The pieces she creates are composed entirely from coloured and patterned specialty paper, which come from many countries of origin.

Goodman is passionate about wildlife, conservation and animal welfare, as you will see in this wonderful collection.

Patrons can meet Goodman at her meet and greet on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 1–3 p.m. at the gallery.

Starlight serenade

Join the Rollin Art Cntre at the garden terrace for Starlight Serenade, Saturday, Sept. 22 from 6–8 p.m. Local musician Paul Kurucz will provide the entertainment.

Gates open at 5:30. p.m. for this fundraiser for the Rollin Art Centre. Admission is $5.

Please dress warmly, as this will be an outside event.  The terrace will be decorated in fairy lights and tealight candles. Coffee will be served. Seating will be limited.

Catch blues

at Char’s

This Thursday, Sept. 13, catch the soulful, bluesy sound of pianist Ann Vriend at Char’s Landing at 7 p.m.

 

Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council.