Fourteen year old Morgan Schoen will be the featured musician at the first Tea on the Terrace at the Rollin Art Centre on Thursday, July 6. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Rollin hosts artist open house

Teas on the Terrace, musical concert in the garden, Char’s concerts and more on this week’s art scene

To continue on with celebrating the arts and artists, the Rollin Art Centre will be the sight of an artist open house. Join us in the garden and terrace on Sunday, June 25 from 1-4 p.m., to meet fellow artists. Share ideas and bring any current artwork you would like to share. No formal speeches, just an afternoon of gathering. Help support the arts by attending this afternoon celebrating the artists.


The Community Arts Council presents “Baskets and Keepsakes; Nuu Chah Nulth Basketry,” a personal collection of Hugh Braker. You won’t want to miss this exhibit, featuring many beautiful examples of baskets, trinkets and other pieces from this collection. On now at the Rollin Art Centre until June 28.


The Rollin Art Centre invites children aged 7-12 to participate in our summer art programs. Camps run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday beginning from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (for ages 7-9) and 1-3:30 p.m. (ages 10-12), and features a new theme each week. These summer art programs promise a creative outlet children need and enjoy that integrates art with learning. At each camp the children will fabricate stimulating artwork and foster friendships with peers. Our first camp begins July 4 and is titled Super Hero’s Unite. Call today for more info and to register, as space is limited. Check out the full summer line up on our Facebook page; Weekly camps $50


The Rollin Art Centre Teas on the Terrace will once again be back with right teas this summer. Join us in the garden for another wonderful new musical line-up along with Harvest Thyme Fine Foods serving a light lunch/High Tea at two of the eight teas while serving strawberry shortcake for the remaining six teas. Tickets are $17 for (high tea) which includes a light lunch, or $12 for our Low Tea that includes strawberry shortcake. Tickets sell out quickly. Musical Line up: July 6 (low tea)- 14-year-old Morgan Schoen – acoustic pop and alternative artist. July 13 (low tea) -Dennis Olsen – classical guitar, blues, rock and country. July 20 (low tea) Bluegrass Fever – crowd-pleasing bluegrass bands. July 27 (high tea) – Old Time Fiddlers – influenced from traditional Canadian, folk, country, bluegrass, Celtic and old world music. Aug. 3 (low tea)- Dennis Olsen – Aug.10 (low tea) -Crimson Sky- bluegrass tunes, Irish ballads, old civil war tunes and contemporary songs. Aug. 17 (high tea) Folk Song Circle. Aug. 24 (low tea) Paul Kurcz.


Join us for an afternoon of music on Sunday, July 9 from 1-5 p.m. The Rollin Art Centre will be holding a musical afternoon in the gardens with 12 local musicians lead by Don Bergen. Admission is by donation ($5 minimum). Money raised will help to benefit future programs at the Rollin Art Centre.


Looking to help out the Community Arts Council and the Rollin Art Centre? Donate your “Q” points to the Rollin Art Centre to help with special events, food platters, etc.

Just let Quality Foods know you would like to donate your “Q” points to the Rollin Art Centre.


Thursday, June 22 – 7-9 p.m.- Dance – Whitehorse’s Ukes of Hazard – Pop-rock with swing and Latin influences

Wednesday, June 28- 6:30-10 p.m.- Open Mic – Own the Stage and Rock the Stage – Amateur musician evening (last Wednesday)

Thursday, June 29- 7-9 p.m.- AVWoF! Spoken Word Open Mic – Featuring Daniel Jay Kirk (last Thursday)

Friday, June 30- 8-10 p.m.- Concert – Whitehorse’s Declan O’Donovan – Broken Sky Album Launch – Singer-songwriter and pianist

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

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