Art

Jule Briese of Qualicum Beach will be one of the featured readers at Alberni Valley Words on Fire open mic spoken word event on Wednesday Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Jule Briese of Qualicum Beach will be one of the featured readers at Alberni Valley Words on Fire open mic spoken word event on Wednesday Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre is available to view online at www.alberniarts.com. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Port Alberni artwork available to view online

Rollin Art Centre re-opens to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 8

The current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre is available to view online at www.alberniarts.com. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre announces summer closure

Gallery will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 8

  • Aug 26, 2020
The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Artist Shayne Lloyd adds some finishing touches to an image of the moon on the ‘building relationships’ mural he is painting on the side of the Canadian Maritime Engineering building on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Mural near Harbour Quay entrance completed

Artists in the ‘touch-up’ stage after rain delay

Artist Shayne Lloyd adds some finishing touches to an image of the moon on the ‘building relationships’ mural he is painting on the side of the Canadian Maritime Engineering building on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Shayne Lloyd does some shading work on a mural on the side of Canadian Maritime Engineering, near the entrance to Harbour Quay. Lloyd began painting on Aug. 3, and he is hoping to have the project finished by the end of August. Part of Harbour Road will remain closed to traffic during painting, Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Painting progresses on mural near Harbour Quay

Portraits have been added, representing five Tseshaht First Nation elders

Shayne Lloyd does some shading work on a mural on the side of Canadian Maritime Engineering, near the entrance to Harbour Quay. Lloyd began painting on Aug. 3, and he is hoping to have the project finished by the end of August. Part of Harbour Road will remain closed to traffic during painting, Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni continues raising funds through COVID-19

New Bottle Depot account opened for Rollin Art Centre

  • Aug 19, 2020
The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Sylvester Stallone gives shout-out to new Rambo chainsaw carving in Hope, B.C.

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre hosts last workshop of the summer

Find out how you can support the Community Arts Council through COVID-19

  • Aug 12, 2020
The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Rollin Art Centre is holding children’s art camps this summer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Exploring nature with summer art camps

The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is hosting summer art camps for children

  • Aug 5, 2020
The Rollin Art Centre is holding children’s art camps this summer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Rollin Art Centre will be holding a mini book sale and artisan market on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre to hold artisan market

Market on Aug. 8 will also be a ‘mini book sale’

  • Jul 29, 2020
The Rollin Art Centre will be holding a mini book sale and artisan market on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Victoria poet Daniel Scott will be the featured reader at Alberni Valley Words on Fire on July 29. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Two Island poets take the mic at Alberni Valley Words on Fire

The spoken word open mic event happens live via Zoom teleconferencing on Wednesday, July 29

Victoria poet Daniel Scott will be the featured reader at Alberni Valley Words on Fire on July 29. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
“TOGETHER” is the title of the current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre re-opens with collaborative exhibit

“TOGETHER” features First Nations artwork and touches upon social issues

  • Jul 19, 2020
“TOGETHER” is the title of the current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The proposed mural for the back of the Canadian Alberni Engineering building. (SCREENSHOT)
The proposed mural for the back of the Canadian Alberni Engineering building. (SCREENSHOT)
Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

The catalogue also features seven works from Quebec automatiste painter Jean-Paul Riopelle,

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction
The current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre includes First Nations paintings and carvings. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Alberni Valley artists come together at Rollin Art Centre

New exhibit features First Nations paintings and carvings

  • Jul 7, 2020
The current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre includes First Nations paintings and carvings. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Cecil Dawson and Nigel Atkin will be part of the next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Creative carvings on display at Rollin Art Centre

July’s exhibit will feature artists Cecil Dawson, Allen Halverson, Nigel Atkin and others

  • Jul 1, 2020
Cecil Dawson and Nigel Atkin will be part of the next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Junior (left) and Bill Henderson have a conversation in the carving studio. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside master carver Bill Henderson’s shed on Vancouver Island

Where Kwakwakaʼwakw mythology and the past comes back to life

Junior (left) and Bill Henderson have a conversation in the carving studio. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
A mural is planned for this brick wall outside of Canadian Alberni Engineering. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Sponsor a brick for Arrowsmith Rotary mural project

Community Arts Council offering a “Coping Basket” raffle

  • Jun 22, 2020
A mural is planned for this brick wall outside of Canadian Alberni Engineering. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Summer workshops set for Rollin Art Centre

Workshops will be held outside to follow social distancing guidelines

  • Jun 15, 2020
The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)