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Some of the artwork currently on display at the Rollin Art Centre. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

ARTS AROUND: Local artists present their COVID-19 projects at Rollin Art Centre

Exhibit at Port Alberni gallery runs until Nov. 5

  • Oct 20, 2021
The Community Arts Council held its annual book sale at the former Gill Elementary School grounds on Beaver Creek Road on July 17. Dozens of people came out to check out the selection of books for sale. The giant book sale is the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraiser of the year. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre looking for book donations

The Port Alberni gallery will be holding a Giant Book Sale fundraiser in 2022

Authors Susan Raby-Dunne and Bill Arnott will be the featured readers at Electric Mermaid on Friday, Oct. 15. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Writers share the spotlight at Oct. 15 Electric Mermaid in Port Alberni

Literary event will take place in person at Char’s Landing and via Zoom

The Stone Poets will be performing at Char’s Landing in Port Alberni on Oct. 8, 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY MICAH GARDENER)
The Stone Poets will be performing at Char’s Landing in Port Alberni on Oct. 8, 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY MICAH GARDENER)
Some of the local artwork on display at the Rollin Art Centre. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

ARTS AROUND: Local artists featured at Port Alberni’s Rollin Art Centre

New exhibit showcases what artists have been up to during the pandemic

  • Oct 6, 2021
Some of the local artwork on display at the Rollin Art Centre. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Mistletoe Market will be starting early in Port Alberni in 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Mistletoe Market starting up early in Port Alberni

The annual winter market showcases local artisans and crafters

  • Sep 29, 2021
Mistletoe Market will be starting early in Port Alberni in 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Artist Connie Chaplin will be demonstrating eco printing/dyeing and indigo shibori dyeing at the Rollin Art Centre in October. (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)

ARTS AROUND: Port Alberni workshops teach fabric dyeing techniques

Connie Chaplin, from Saskatchewan, will be the featured guest artist for two fall workshops

  • Sep 22, 2021
Artist Connie Chaplin will be demonstrating eco printing/dyeing and indigo shibori dyeing at the Rollin Art Centre in October. (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)
Carola Dunn and Alex Passey will be the two featured readers at Electric Mermaid on Sept. 17, 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Electric Mermaid invites readers, listeners to Char’s Landing in Port Alberni

Authors Carola Dunn and Alex Passey will be the featured readers on Sept. 17

Carola Dunn and Alex Passey will be the two featured readers at Electric Mermaid on Sept. 17, 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A painting titled “Floral Explorer” by Katerina Meglic. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre seeks artists for invitational exhibit

The exhibit will showcase what you have created during the pandemic

  • Sep 15, 2021
A painting titled “Floral Explorer” by Katerina Meglic. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A painting titled “Quiet Stream” by Cynthia Bonesky. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Fall exhibit opens at Port Alberni’s DRAW Gallery

Work from the ninth annual Alberni Valley Paint Out will be on display

A painting titled “Quiet Stream” by Cynthia Bonesky. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A painting by Katerina Meglic, the newest artist on display at the Rollin Art Centre. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre re-opens with new fall exhibit

Gallery accepting applications from artists for October exhibit

  • Sep 8, 2021
A painting by Katerina Meglic, the newest artist on display at the Rollin Art Centre. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Master music instructor Sevilya Hendrickx-Rai offers music lessons with a variety of instruments and to children of all ages at the Vancouver Island Conservatory in Port Alberni. (July 21, 2021) (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Music conservatory opens in Port Alberni

Sevilya Hendrickx-Rai brings diverse musical background to the Alberni Valley

Master music instructor Sevilya Hendrickx-Rai offers music lessons with a variety of instruments and to children of all ages at the Vancouver Island Conservatory in Port Alberni. (July 21, 2021) (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
An artist paints what he sees at Fisherman’s Harbour while standing at Harbour Quay during the 2019 Paint Out. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Learn about plein air painting with DRAW Gallery’s ninth annual Paint Out

Artists will be out and about the Alberni Valley Sept. 11—12

An artist paints what he sees at Fisherman’s Harbour while standing at Harbour Quay during the 2019 Paint Out. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Denman Island artist Katerina Meglic will have her artwork on display in Port Alberni starting Sept. 7. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Colourful art from Denman Island’s Katerina Meglic comes to Port Alberni gallery

Meglic’s exhibit ‘Sweet Being’ opens Sept. 7 at the Rollin Art Centre

  • Sep 1, 2021
Denman Island artist Katerina Meglic will have her artwork on display in Port Alberni starting Sept. 7. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Denman Island artist Katerina Meglic will have her artwork on display in Port Alberni starting Sept. 7. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre to re-open Sept. 7 with new exhibit

Katerina Meglic is a Denman Island artist

  • Aug 28, 2021
Denman Island artist Katerina Meglic will have her artwork on display in Port Alberni starting Sept. 7. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Gwynne Hunt of Port Alberni holds up a copy of her newest book, “Through My Lens.” (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni author makes shocking family discovery during research for book

Gwynne Hunt’s latest of five books, Through My Lens, tries to make sense of it all

Gwynne Hunt of Port Alberni holds up a copy of her newest book, “Through My Lens.” (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A piece of artwork by Port Alberni artist Jim Sears. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Port Alberni artist offers watercolour workshop

There are only a few days left to buy a ticket for the Rollin Art Centre’s summer raffle basket

  • Aug 18, 2021
A piece of artwork by Port Alberni artist Jim Sears. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Port Alberni artist Jill Gibson poses with a skull-shaped hat outside of her shop on Burde Street. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni felting artist opens shop

Jill Gibson is planning to offer classes and workshops

Port Alberni artist Jill Gibson poses with a skull-shaped hat outside of her shop on Burde Street. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Linda K. Thompson has written a new book, Black Bears in the Carrot Field. She will be reading from it at the monthly Electric Mermaid event at Char’s Landing Aug. 20, 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni author to launch book of poetry at in-person Electric Mermaid event

Cookbook and cooking lifestyle author Kate McDermott will attend via Zoom

Linda K. Thompson has written a new book, Black Bears in the Carrot Field. She will be reading from it at the monthly Electric Mermaid event at Char’s Landing Aug. 20, 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Saturday Morning Quilting Group presents a quilt that was completed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni quilters make COVID-19 creation in isolation

Quilt will be raffled to raise funds for the Port Alberni arts community

The Saturday Morning Quilting Group presents a quilt that was completed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)