Pool mural unveiling Sept. 9

Pool murals, a new art exhibit and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

The new pool murals will be unveiled at the Echo Pool on Sept. 9.

The Pool Mural Project will have its official unveiling to the public, Wed. Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a free swim for everyone to kick off the new look at Echo Pool. Come out and join all our local artists who contributed their time and effort into creating these one-of-a kind West Coast aquatic themed murals.

Annual summer closure

The Rollin Art Centre will be closed for its annual summer closure and re-open Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. See you all then!

Current art exhibit

Titled ‘My View of Nature Close Up and Away,’ this exquisite art exhibit is currently on at the Rollin Art Centre’s gallery until Sept. 19 featuring watercolour artist Judi Pedder. Pedder is showcasing her collection of flower portraits and landscapes.

Next art exhibit

The next art exhibit begins Sept. 22 and will run until Oct. 17 featuring Port Alberni’s very own AV Photo Club. This group show will have a broad range of local photographs, by this talented group of photographers, amateur and professional. Mark your calendars for their artist reception, Sat. 26 from 1-3 p.m. in the gallery.

Watercolour classes

This class is meant for adults who are interested in learning the basics of watercolour painting. Beginning with monochromatic painting to two colour and then onto multicolour paintings proceeding in a step-by-step fashion so that each technique is understood before we move onto the next. We will paint a variety of subjects from still life to landscape culminating in an optional subject for the last class. The pace of this class will be relaxed so that each person can proceed at their own speed.  A supply list is available at Echo Centre. The instructor is Cynthia Bonesky. The class runs Tuesdays from Oct. 13 – Dec. 8 (no class Oct. 27) at 7-9 p.m. pm. Cost is $145.

What’s on at Char’s?

Free:

• Wednesday, Sep 16 , 6-9 p.m., Alberni Valley Transition Town Society 6 p.m. Film: Passive House

Cover:

• Sun, Sep 6, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Simon Kempston – Scottish songwriter and leading finger style guitarist

• Saturday, Sep 12, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Tanner James

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

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