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‘All Tied Up’ is an oil on paper by Faye Hoffman, a newcomer to the Alberni Valley art scene. Hoffman is featured in ‘Summer-Seasonal Imagery’ at the Rollin Art Centre. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

It’s ‘Summer’ at the Rollin Art Centre gallery in Port Alberni

Newcomers Andrew Bartley, Faye Hoffman among exhibitors who focus on summer as a theme

  • Aug 3, 2022
Visitors to the Rollin Art Centre enjoy Tea on the Terrace with musical accompaniment from Dennis Olsen, Thursday, July 20, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY ROLLIN ART CENTRE)

Two Teas on the Terrace events remain for summer at the Rollin Art Centre

Port Alberni art centre also has spots left in children’s art camps

  • Jul 29, 2022
Glen Henderson of 61 Nickel Guitar stands with some of his cigar box guitars that will be headed to the Filberg Festival. More cigar boxes are visible on the shelf behind him. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni artist makes recycled music

Glen Henderson’s cigar box guitars are headed to Filberg Festival this month

Glen Henderson of 61 Nickel Guitar stands with some of his cigar box guitars that will be headed to the Filberg Festival. More cigar boxes are visible on the shelf behind him. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A painting by Susan Schaefer. Schaefer will host a painting workshop at the Rollin Art Centre on July 16, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Painter hosts acrylic workshop at Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni

Last chance to submit artwork for summer exhibit

  • Jul 13, 2022
A painting by Susan Schaefer. Schaefer will host a painting workshop at the Rollin Art Centre on July 16, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Waiting for High Tide by Judith Rackham is one of the pieces of artwork on display at DRAW Gallery in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Waiting for High Tide by Judith Rackham is one of the pieces of artwork on display at DRAW Gallery in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
XL the Band will headline Day 2 of the Five Acre Co. summer concert series. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Five Acre Co. in Port Alberni presents new summer concert series

Headliners include XL the Band and Antonio Larosa

XL the Band will headline Day 2 of the Five Acre Co. summer concert series. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Canadian baritone saxophonist Peter Kang brings his band to Chars Landing on July 10. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Nanaimo saxophonist brings baritone sound to Char’s Landing in Port Alberni

Peter Kang Quartet will headline Sunday Jazz at Char’s in Port Alberni

Canadian baritone saxophonist Peter Kang brings his band to Chars Landing on July 10. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Teas on the Terrace return to the Rollin Art Centre this summer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Teas on the terrace return to Rollin Art Centre

Listen to local musicians and enjoy the gardens

  • Jul 6, 2022
Teas on the Terrace return to the Rollin Art Centre this summer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Olivia and Freya are two of the summer students at the Rollin Art Centre who will be assisting with children’s summer camps. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Summer art camps return to Port Alberni

Camps at the Rollin Art Centre are open to ages 7-13

  • Jun 29, 2022
Olivia and Freya are two of the summer students at the Rollin Art Centre who will be assisting with children’s summer camps. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Canadian alternative rock band 54-40 will headline the Funtastic Music Festival and Okee-Dokee Slo-Pitch Tournament in Port Alberni for 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

54-40 headlines Funtastic music fest in Port Alberni

Music festival and slo-pitch tournament takes place Canada Day weekend

Canadian alternative rock band 54-40 will headline the Funtastic Music Festival and Okee-Dokee Slo-Pitch Tournament in Port Alberni for 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Sydney Preston will be the featured reader at Electric Mermaid in Port Alberni on Wednesday, June 29. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Mysteries abound at Electric Mermaid live reading series in Port Alberni

Qualicum Beach writer Sydney Preston will be the featured reader

Sydney Preston will be the featured reader at Electric Mermaid in Port Alberni on Wednesday, June 29. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith will perform as a musical guest on <em>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</em> on Wednesday, June 29. (Laurie Ann Smith/Millenium Media photo)

Nanaimo teen singing sensation to appear on ‘The Tonight Show’ this week

Lauren Spencer-Smith to perform as musical guest on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show June 29

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith will perform as a musical guest on <em>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</em> on Wednesday, June 29. (Laurie Ann Smith/Millenium Media photo)
Vancouver Island Regional Library is ready for summer with reading clubs for adults, children and teens. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Vancouver Island Regional Library kicks off summer reading challenges

Readers of all ages encouraged to build and maintain their reading skills during the summer months

Vancouver Island Regional Library is ready for summer with reading clubs for adults, children and teens. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Daniel Gojda says he has loved painting ever since he was young. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Daniel Gojda says he has loved painting ever since he was young. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A painting by Jillian Mayne titled, “Early Morning Walk to Boucerias.” (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: New art exhibit showcases ‘Women’s Work’ in Port Alberni

Artist reception takes place June 25

  • Jun 23, 2022
A painting by Jillian Mayne titled, “Early Morning Walk to Boucerias.” (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
John Michael Lind will be performing at Char’s Landing on June 23. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Musical artists bring new tunes to Char’s Landing in Port Alberni

Two nights of live music take place on June 23 and June 25

John Michael Lind will be performing at Char’s Landing on June 23. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Indigenous storyteller Kung Jaadee will host an hour-long online storytelling event on June 22 through the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo by Kim Th’e)
Indigenous storyteller Kung Jaadee will host an hour-long online storytelling event on June 22 through the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo by Kim Th’e)
Peter Wienold, centre, and Elliot Drew of Portal Players Dramatic Society, shake hands with Amit Chandra Shekar of San Group on Friday, June 10, 2022 at the community excellence awards gala after Shekar announced a donation to PPDS to help operate the Capitol Theatre. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Capitol Theatre receives cash infusion from San Group donation

Donation will help Portal Players Dramatic Society re-start after COVID-19 closures

Peter Wienold, centre, and Elliot Drew of Portal Players Dramatic Society, shake hands with Amit Chandra Shekar of San Group on Friday, June 10, 2022 at the community excellence awards gala after Shekar announced a donation to PPDS to help operate the Capitol Theatre. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The Solstice Arts Festival will take place June 18, 2022 in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The Solstice Arts Festival will take place June 18, 2022 in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)