Swing into Rollin

A new photo exhibit, the Alberni Valley Paint Out and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

Alberni District Fall Fair volunteers Abbie Dods

The Rollin Art Centre was given a recent gift by Jim Lawson and the students of SD 70 and VAST. Stop by the gardens to take a swing on this beautiful new addition to the gardens, where many generations of family photos have been taken.

Now, replaced by this work of art in itself, many more generations will have the opportunity for family photos, or just a time to reflect.

The old cedar swing was in desperate repair and ready to crumble when Lawson and his students stepped in and took on this project—Lawson to teach his students the fine craft of woodworking while giving back to the community.

We are extremely appreciative for this incredible gift.

Nature up close until Sept. 19

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.

Look through the lens with photo club

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—both amateur and professional.

Join us in the gallery, Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1-3 p.m., for refreshments and to meet all the artists who are showcasing their talents and photographs.

Paint Out this weekend

The Third Annual Alberni Valley Paint Out is happening on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the support of DRAW Gallery in conjunction with the International Plein Air Painters (IPAP) 13th Great Worldwide Paint Out.

On Saturday, artists will paint at Sproat Lake Provincial Park at various locations and on Sunday, at Harbour Quay. At 4:30 p.m. there will be an exhibit of the weekend’s work and a reception at The Starboard Grill at the Harbour Quay.

The public is invited to view the art and meet the artists.

The event is free and the public is welcome to check out the painters. Please call Astrid Johnston at 250-724-2056 or e-mail art@drawgallery.com for more info or if you would like to participate.

Tables available at mill market

This year’s McLean Mill Christmas market will be back again over two weekends, Nov. 27–29 and Dec. 5–6. If you are interested in renting a craft table, please stop by the Rollin Art Centre for your application, or call 250-724-3412.

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