Photographers in focus

Pumpkin carving, a McLean Mill market and more on the Alberni art scene.

The current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre will run until Oct. 17, featuring 10 photographers from our very own Alberni Valley Photo Club.

Members include: Ron Brandner and Bonnie Brandner, Pauline Hannaford, Carl Sexsmith, Carole Barnett, Gabrielle Madsen, Dave Murray, Graham Fox and Roland Semjanovs.

This group exhibit  showcases a variety of images, as individual as each of the photographers in this group.

Join the photographers in the gallery on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1–3 p.m., for refreshments and discussion of their exhibit.

It’s pumpkin carving time

It’s time to get your ideas ready for the Rollin Art Centre’s second annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, taking place Saturday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside in the centre’s garden.

This family-friendly event will enable families to spend the afternoon carving pumpkins on our terrace (carving tools will be available), then come back in the evening to see the pumpkins all lit up.

You must register that day; pumpkins will be supplied (cost is $5 per pumpkin), in age appropriate categories: 4-6 yr. olds; 7-10 yr. olds; 11-13 yr. olds; 14-17 yr. olds; adults 18 and over; and groups.

Partial proceeds going towards BC Children’s Hospital.

Viewing and voting of your favourite lit jack o’ lantern will be from 4–7 pm. Vote as many times as you like for your favourite pumpkin, $2 each vote.

Come in costume, trick-or-treat in the gallery and stroll the lit gardens then carry on with your trick or treating.

Still room at the mill

McLean Mill Christmas market is always a favourite event in the Alberni valley. Don’t miss your opportunity to showcase your crafts at this year’s event.

To register for this magical event, stop by the Rollin Art Centre for your application, or call 250-724-3412.