Dietrich Schlackl turns iconic views like the MV Lady Rose building into painterly masterpieces.

Dietrich Schlackl turns iconic views like the MV Lady Rose building into painterly masterpieces.

Rollin getting busy with events

Ehibits, choirs and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

The Rollin Art Centre’s current art exhibit, ‘For the Love of Painting’, featuring the work of retired art teacher Dietrich Schlackl, will run until May 2.

Schlackl is showcasing his oil on canvas, family and community-themed paintings.

Garden blitz Saturday

Calling all gardeners: the Rollin Arts Centre needs your help.

We are having a morning dedicated to working in our “nNative Garden” at the Rollin Art Centre this Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m.

Local landscaper, Val Deakin, will be on hand to work in our  garden which is in dire help and needs some TLC.

We are looking for volunteer help for a few hours to get our garden back to looking beautiful. If you are interested in offering a few hours to help weed, dig, prune and general help in our garden, please stop  by the Rollin Art Centre this Saturday  morning at 10 a.m.

Please bring along your own gardening tools and a friend.

Extra day for book sale

The Rollin Art Centre’s annual giant book sale is only a month away. We have added an extra day this year; mark your calendars, May 8 from 6–8 p.m. and May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are still in great need of all your gently used books, as donations are low. Please help support this wonderful fundraiser for the Community Arts Council and the Rollin Art Centre by dropping off any “like new” books.

Our donation box is located at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box.

Jukebox Faves from choir

The Barkley Sounds Community Choir presents “Jukebox Favourites,” their upcoming spring concert, on Sunday, April 26, 2:30 p.m. at the Alberni District Secondary School (ADSS) Theatre.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 available at the door or at  Rollin Art Centre (cash only) Echo Centre, Salmon Berry’s and Blue Fish Gallery.

Special guest Anna Lewis will play the fiddle, featuring Dennis Olson on guitar.

For more information call Sylvia @ 250-723-7185.

Timbre! Choir’s got rhythm

Timbre! Choir of Port Alberni, presents “We Got Rhythm” on Sunday, May 3, 2:30 p.m. at the ADSS Theatre at 4000 Roger St.

This concert completes Timbre’s 42nd season and will literally include something for everyone—Canadiana, Celtic, Animation, Peace and Broadway.

Get your tickets early as our concerts often sell out.  Tickets are on sale in Port Alberni at Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre, Finishing Touches, Salmon Berry’s, choir members and if still available, at the door.  Tickets are $15 for Seniors/Adults and $5 for Students/Children.

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre. She can be reached at 250-724-3412.