Carol Schulz is a watercolour artist on exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre until Oct. 29.

Watercolour artist displayed at Rollin

Current Rollin art exhibit, classical concert series, fiddle concert and more discussed in this week's Arts Around column

The current art exhibit features artist, Carol Schulz, and her colourful watercolour paintings.

This exhibit, titled Impressions of the Seasons, runs until Oct. 29 at the Rollin Art Centre.

Schulz’s paintings capture the vibrant colours of autumn while whispering the soft colours of spring. Every wall is covered by beautiful landscapes, celebrating all seasons.

Join us in the gallery Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1-3 p.m. for an opportunity to meet Schulz and share some refreshments.

Classical concerts

The Alberni Classical Concert Committee has formed and agreed to plan a concert series and pre-sell subscriptions during October and November to provide funds for these concerts.

The committee has organized three concerts, with the first concert tentatively planned for Feb.12, 2017 with the Bergmann Piano Duo.

The second and third concerts will feature the Borealis String Quartet on April 9 and Musica Intima on May 14.

Concerts will take place on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. at Char’s Landing.

Admission will be by series subscription only, at $100 for all three concerts. There will be no individual concert tickets sold.

The artists and dates listed above are dependent on the sale of 100 subscriptions.

Subscriptions are available at the Rollin Arts Centre, Char’s Landing box office or from committee members.

All artists selected for the concert series have international reputations.

Further information on the concert series can be obtained by calling David Cox at 250-723-8362.

Historical society

The Alberni District Historical Society will welcome writer/historian Lynne Bowen as guest speaker at their Fall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

Bowen’s topic will be the Italians in British Columbia with stories of these immigrants going back as far as 1860.

Find out where they settled, what jobs they did and the rich culture they brought with them. We know we had a large Italian-Canadian community right here in Port Alberni.

This event takes place at the Alberni Museum. It’s free and open to all.

Following the meeting, you will have a chance to purchase Bowen’s book and enjoy a social time over tea and coffee.

For further information please call Meg at 250-724-4855

Fiddle concert

The Community Arts Council is excited to present the fiddle and step dance concert  and family-based group, Everything Fitz  The Fitzgerald’s on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at the ADSS Auditorium.

Celtic jigs and reel, old time favorites, vocal arrangements, choreographed group dance and more.

The Fitzgerald Family, featuring three-time Canadian grand master fiddle champions Julie, Tom and Kerry Fitzgerald present an eclectic program that blends traditional jigs and reels, bluegrass, jazz standards, Celtic and show-stopping Ottawa-Valley step dancing, rounded out by guitarist and vocalist Nate Douglas.

Everything Fitz is an energetic tradition- celebrating outfit.

Tickets are $20 and are now available at the Rollin Art Centre.

Christmas craft fair

Christmas in the Valley Craft and Arts Fair takes place Nov. 11-12 at the Athletic Hall.

Tables are still available to sell only handmade items.

Call Marcia Green at 778-421-2425 if you are interested.

Film festival

The Dressmaker – will play on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 5:00 p.m., This Changes Everything – Sun., Nov. 13 at 5:00 pm.  Passes and tickets available at the AV Museum, Single Film – $10.00 per person.

Single film tickets will be at the door on show nights. For Information Contact the:  AV Museum 720-2863.

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