A canvas painted by Desneige Zvonarova. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Two different artists show at Rollin Art Centre

Next art exhibit features the dynamic duo Naomi MacDonald and Desneige Zvonarova

The next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre begins Thursday, Feb. 8 and runs until March 2 , featuring the dynamic duo Naomi MacDonald and Desneige Zvonarova—two different artists with very different styles and mediums.

Naomi is an illustrator and is very creative with cut paper, while Desneige paints with acrylics on canvas. This exhibit will showcase a variety of pieces. Join us in the gallery Saturday, Feb. 10 from 1-3 p.m. for an opportunity to meet both these very talented ladies.

BANNER PROJECT

The Arrowsmith Rotary Club is please to present the 2018 Banner project, Feb. 8-11 at Glenwood Sports Centre. It will run Thursday, Feb. 8 (4-8 p.m.), Friday, Feb. 9 (12-8 p.m.), Saturday, Feb. 10 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday, Feb. 11 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). The cost is $25 for materials and is supplied with registrations being accepted at the Rollin Art Centre.

RENEW

To all current Community Arts Council members, and everyone else who would like to help in supporting the Community Arts Council: all memberships can now be renewed for 2018. The cost is only $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $22 for a family. Also available is an artist membership for $25 (call for more details).

BEER AND BURGER FUNDRAISER

The Community Arts Council is holding a Family Friendly FUNdraiser at the Blue Marlin. Join us for an evening of burgers, beer and friends. Friday, March 2 from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre for $15.

A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH

David James & Big River, A Johnny Cash Tribute band will be coming to Port Alberni on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the ADSS Auditorium. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre for $35. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

A CALL TO ARTISTS

The Rollin Art Centre is now accepting applications for all visual artists and artist groups to apply to exhibit their work in our Fine Arts Gallery during the 2019 calendar year.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your own art exhibit or group exhibit. Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or on our website. The deadline is April 30, 2018. The gallery is located at the corner of 8th and Argyle St. and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Call 250-724-3412 for more info.

BOOK DONATIONS

The Rollin Art Centre will be accepting all your gently used books, February 1, for their annual book sale in May. We are very grateful for all your books, but cannot take ANY textbooks, magazines, National Geographic, encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest. PLEASE drop off donations (newer books only) at the Rollin Art Centre, inside the main door just under the staircase in the BIG wooden box. As this is one of the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraisers, we appreciate all your donations.

DAYS WITH THE ARTS

The Community Arts Council is looking for all interested artists to be included in this year’s Solstice Arts Festival. Two options are available: table rentals at the Rollin Arts Centre, or, if you have a gallery or studio, our Days with the Arts self-guided tour. Both are great options. Table rentals are $60 for the two days. To be included on the self-guided tour costs $45. For more details contact the Rollin Art Centre or drop by today to register.

DRAW GALLERY

Life Drawing Sessions – ‘Open Studio’ continues each week. We meet every Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fees are $6.50 for teens and $12.50 for adults. Pre-register for five sessions for a fee of $60. Space is limited. Call Astrid at 724-2056 or visit us online www.drawgallery.com. Located at the corner of Melrose & 8th Ave.

FILM FESTIVAL

A reminder that our second film of the 2018 Winter Film Fest Series will be Sunday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Film tickets will be available at the door. The series includes three films: Feb 25 – The Breadwinner, March 18 – The Leisure Seeker and April 29 – C’est La Vie. Single Films – $10.00. Call the AV Museum for more info.

PORTAL PLAYERS CALL FOR PRODUCTIONS

Portal Players Dramatic Society’s 40th Anniversary Season is fast approaching, and we are now taking formal Production Proposals for the 2018/2019 Season. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2018.

Here are a few examples of what we are looking for: Comedies/Farces, Murder Mysteries, Dramas, Musical Productions (from small revues to full scale productions), Children’s Theatre (performed by adults, aimed at children & families, possibly for touring into local schools), Pantomimes, One-Act Plays, and more!

Please send your submissions or questions to Peter Wienold, ADC chair, at thegraphicsfactory@mac.com. Remember, the deadline is March 15, 2018.

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