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The Rollin Art Centre’s Mistletoe Market begins on Dec. 1. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre prepares for Mistletoe Market

Artisans and crafters are still needed for annual Christmas craft fair

  • Nov 25, 2020
Bruce Hornidge and Janet Miller will be the featured readers at Electric Mermaid: Live Reads at Char’s Landing on Nov. 20. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

New literary event makes virtual debut in Port Alberni

Bruce Hornidge and Janet Miller will be featured readers at Electric Mermaid

A flora painting by Cynthia Bonesky, on display now at the Rollin Art Centre. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Community Arts Council to release artist and studio guide

The extended deadline is Nov. 30

  • Nov 12, 2020
A flora painting by Cynthia Bonesky, on display now at the Rollin Art Centre. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Port Alberni author Diane Dobson has put together a collection of childhood memories, with proceeds going towards the Ty Watson House. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni writer looks through the eyes of a child

Book raises funds for the Alberni Valley Hospice Society

Port Alberni author Diane Dobson has put together a collection of childhood memories, with proceeds going towards the Ty Watson House. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Heard Amid the Guns: True Stories from the Western Front, 1914-1918 is the newest book from Vancouver Island author Jacqueline Carmichael. The cover features a picture of Harold Monks Sr., a signaller from Tofino. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni author gives voice to diversity of First World War participants

Heard Amid the Guns is the latest book by author Jacqueline Carmichael

Heard Amid the Guns: True Stories from the Western Front, 1914-1918 is the newest book from Vancouver Island author Jacqueline Carmichael. The cover features a picture of Harold Monks Sr., a signaller from Tofino. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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A painting titled “Sunset” by Jan Vriesen. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Alberni artists hold physically distanced meet and greet

Cynthia Bonesky and Jan Vriesen display their collection of florals and landscapes

  • Nov 2, 2020
A painting titled “Sunset” by Jan Vriesen. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A Trio of Roses (CYNTHIA BONESKY)

ARTS AROUND: Stop and smell the flowers at the Rollin Art Centre

Next exhibit features Port Alberni artists Cynthia Bonesky and Jan Vriesen

  • Oct 28, 2020
A Trio of Roses (CYNTHIA BONESKY)
PanAmour, featuring some familiar Port Alberni faces, will perform online via Zoom Oct. 30, 2020 at Char’s Landing. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Cure the blues with PanAmour at Char’s Landing

Tickets for virtual concert available online

PanAmour, featuring some familiar Port Alberni faces, will perform online via Zoom Oct. 30, 2020 at Char’s Landing. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Andrea Monticue and Herb Bruce will be the featured readers at Alberni Valley Words on Fire on Oct. 28. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni Valley Words on Fire goes international

Spoken word event will take place on Fridays instead of Wednesdays starting next month

Andrea Monticue and Herb Bruce will be the featured readers at Alberni Valley Words on Fire on Oct. 28. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Carys Howland, 10, and her sister Julian, 6, find a quiet spot to read the books they picked up at the Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley’s book sale at Echo Centre in 2019. (SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Giant book sale cancelled for 2020

Book sale is an annual fundraiser for Port Alberni’s Community Arts Council

  • Oct 21, 2020
Carys Howland, 10, and her sister Julian, 6, find a quiet spot to read the books they picked up at the Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley’s book sale at Echo Centre in 2019. (SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO)
Smokey Port painted by D.F. Gray during the eighth annual Paint Out. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Smokey Port painted by D.F. Gray during the eighth annual Paint Out. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A painting by Port Alberni artist Pam Turner. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre holding socially-distanced meet and greet

Port Alberni artist Pam Turner and her grandson Rylan Bourne have their artwork on display

  • Oct 14, 2020
A painting by Port Alberni artist Pam Turner. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Poet Lozan Yamolky will take the stage at Alberni Valley Words on Fire on Oct. 14. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Two writers featured at virtual Alberni Valley Words on Fire

Next open mic and spoken word event takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 14

Poet Lozan Yamolky will take the stage at Alberni Valley Words on Fire on Oct. 14. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A painting by Port Alberni artist Pam Turner. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Mistletoe Market approaches at Rollin Art Centre

Community Arts Council calling all artisans and crafters

  • Oct 7, 2020
A painting by Port Alberni artist Pam Turner. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Alberni Valley Museum employees Amy Vandal and Melissa Cross put together a piece of the new Chief Dan George exhibit at the museum. The exhibit opened on Saturday, Oct. 3 and runs until March 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Alberni Valley Museum employees Amy Vandal and Melissa Cross put together a piece of the new Chief Dan George exhibit at the museum. The exhibit opened on Saturday, Oct. 3 and runs until March 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A painting by artist Rylan Bourne. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Art exhibit showcases the new and retrospective

Celtic Chaos fundraising performance has been cancelled

  • Oct 1, 2020
A painting by artist Rylan Bourne. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Port Alberni writer Vicki Drybrough will be the next featured reader at Alberni Valley Words on Fire on Sept. 30. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni writer featured at Alberni Valley Words on Fire

Vicki Drybrough’s poetry and short stories have been published in anthologies and literary journals

Port Alberni writer Vicki Drybrough will be the next featured reader at Alberni Valley Words on Fire on Sept. 30. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A painting by Pam Turner. Turner’s artwork will be on display at the Rollin Art Centre starting Oct. 7. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Grandmother and grandson team up for art exhibit in Port Alberni

This will be Pam Turner’s first art show in 17 years.

  • Sep 23, 2020
A painting by Pam Turner. Turner’s artwork will be on display at the Rollin Art Centre starting Oct. 7. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
TOGETHER is the current art exhibit on display at the Rollin Art Centre. It will be available to view until Oct. 2. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Last chance to view First Nations art exhibit in Port Alberni

‘Together’ runs at Rollin Art Centre until the end of September

  • Sep 17, 2020
TOGETHER is the current art exhibit on display at the Rollin Art Centre. It will be available to view until Oct. 2. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)