Summer camps for kids start soon

Tea on the Terrace, summer camps and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

The current Art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre, features local intarsia wood artist, Robert Steven, titled “Sawdust & Shavings”.

Intarsia is a type of mosaic using intricately cut wood patterns. Steven’s show runs until June 13.

Tea on the Terrace starts

The popular Rollin Art Centre Teas on the Terrace return July 2.

This is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, with wonderful music, catching up with friends and experiencing the Rollin Art Centre’s “high Tea” under the canopy of trees on our beautiful terrace. This year’s delicious delectables will be catered by Harvest Thyme Fine Foods. Tickets are now on sale at the Rollin Art Centre, so don’t miss out, as seating is limited, and sell-outs happen. Tickets are $12 seniors/students, $15 adults and $10 for children under 12.

Teas begin at 1 p.m. and run until 3 p.m.

The new line-up

JULY 2 – Dennis Olsen; acoustic guitar

JULY 19 –Erin Netzer-ADSS student, vocals and keyboard

JULY 16 – Folk Song Circle: A musical treat.

JULY 23 – Mr. Ross and the Boss; guitar/keyboard & vocals of old time favourites.

JULY 30 – Ester Haack & daughter, Anna Lewis-Celtic; fiddle & violin

AUG 6 – Old Time Fiddlers

AUG 13 – Marlyn Smith-original, guitar & vocals

AUG 20 – The Travellers; folk style music and song with a twist.

Writing of the minds for teens

The Rollin Art Centre will once again  be offer their creative writing workshop, The Write Mindset, this summer to youths and teens, ages 10-12 & 13+. Mornings, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. are for 10-12 year olds and afternoons, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. for ages 13+, every Monday. This program aims to educate and excite youth and teens in the art of creative writing. For more info and to register, call the Rollin Art Centre today, 250-724-3412. Space is limited. $15 each week or sign up for all 8 and pay only $100.

What’s up for kids at Rollin

The Rollin Art Centre invites children aged 7-12 to participate in our art programs when school’s out this summer. Camps run every Tues., Wed., and Fri. beginning at 12:30 and runs until 3:30. These summer art programs promise a creative outlet children need and enjoy. Our summer student, Tess, has planned fun activities that integrate art with learning. At each camp the children will fabricate stimulating artwork and foster friendships with peers. Call today for more info and to register, as space is limited. Weekly camps are $40.

Spotlight on art in June

Fri., June 19, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. – Fri., June 26, 2015 – 5:00 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre.

Group Art Show “Spotlight on Art” runs from June 19 to the 26th in the Capital Theatre on Argyle.

The Gallery space will be open each day from 10:30 to 5 P.M.

The show will include the work of several local and mid-island artists working in a variety of 2 and 3-D media. The show’s opens with a Reception on Fri., June 19th running from 7 to 11 p.m. There will be a cash bar and live music will add to the evening’s ambience. A wide selection of appetizers donated by many fine local restaurants will be served. Tickets on available to the public at a cost of $20 each and are available at Char’s Landing, Gayle’s Fashions, the Rollin Art Centre & Swale Rock Café.

What’s on at Char’s Landing

Fri, May 29th, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Brodie Lee A soulful sassy sweet female trio!

Sat, May 30th, 2-4 p.m., Concert Matinee – Cari Burdett – Magnolia CD Release – Fusion of Opera, Jazz, & World *TIME CHANGE*

Sat, May 30th, 6-10 p.m., Casual Concert – Sellek Bunn – Western Canadian Tour – Folk, Singer-songwriter, Jazz, Rock

Sun, May 31st, 8-10 p.m., Concert –Dawna McLennan (HarpPixie) – Singer-Songwriter-Spoken-Word

Mon, Jun 1st , 7-9 p.m., Rehearsal – Port Alberni’s own Mohr Masala

Wed, Jun 3rd , 7-9 p.m., Musicians’ Open Mic – Own the Stage

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre.

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