Art

Mistletoe Market at the Rollin Art Centre includes directional signage to ensure guests are able to physically distance. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

ARTS AROUND: Shop local at Mistletoe Market

Rollin Art Centre open late every Friday

  • Dec 9, 2020
Mistletoe Market at the Rollin Art Centre includes directional signage to ensure guests are able to physically distance. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Mistletoe Market is on now at the Rollin Art Centre (with COVID-19 safety protocols in place) until Dec. 23. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre lights up for Christmas

Mistletoe Market runs until Dec. 23

  • Dec 3, 2020
Mistletoe Market is on now at the Rollin Art Centre (with COVID-19 safety protocols in place) until Dec. 23. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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
The Rollin Art Centre’s Mistletoe Market begins on Dec. 1. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A painting by Port Alberni artist Jan Vriesen. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A painting by Port Alberni artist Jan Vriesen. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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)
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)
Mike Slaco, owner of Electron Metalworks, works on a large-scale piece of Tseshaht First Nation-designed artwork that will be incorporated into the side of the Harbour Quay Clocktower once it is refurbished. Slaco is working with the City of Port Alberni on the project. (RACHEL THEUS PHOTO)

Port Alberni’s waterfront clock tower will get a facelift in 2021

Aging Harbour Quay clock tower needs to be refurbished

Mike Slaco, owner of Electron Metalworks, works on a large-scale piece of Tseshaht First Nation-designed artwork that will be incorporated into the side of the Harbour Quay Clocktower once it is refurbished. Slaco is working with the City of Port Alberni on the project. (RACHEL THEUS 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)
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)
Members of Tseshaht First Nation celebrate the unveiling of a mural outside of Canadian Maritime Engineering on Saturday, Sept. 19. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Community celebrates new mural at the entrance to Harbour Quay

The image depicts the history of Tseshaht First Nation

Members of Tseshaht First Nation celebrate the unveiling of a mural outside of Canadian Maritime Engineering on Saturday, Sept. 19. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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)
Participants of the eighth annual Port Alberni Paint Out pose for a picture at Sproat Lake on Saturday, Sept. 12. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Smoky skies don’t stop plein air Paint Out in Port Alberni

Painting took place at Sproat Lake and Harbour Quay

Participants of the eighth annual Port Alberni Paint Out pose for a picture at Sproat Lake on Saturday, Sept. 12. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Wrung Out painted by Shannon McWhinney. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni’s DRAW Gallery opens new autumn exhibit

The exhibit features artwork by local and Vancouver Island artists

Wrung Out painted by Shannon McWhinney. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre includes First Nations paintings and carvings. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre re-opens for autumn

Current exhibit features First Nations artwork

  • Sep 9, 2020
The current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre includes First Nations paintings and carvings. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)