Art

Miroslava Gojdova’s exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre showcases soothing oil abstracts, exciting acrylic pours and macro photography. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Virtual exhibit opens at Rollin Art Centre

Miroslava Gojdova’s art on display

  • Jun 10, 2020
Miroslava Gojdova’s exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre showcases soothing oil abstracts, exciting acrylic pours and macro photography. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Bill Arnott and Frances Sullivan will be the featured readers at Alberni Valley Words on Fire on June 10. (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)

Virtual road trip brings Vancouver writers to Port Alberni

Bill Arnott and Frances Sullivan will be the featured readers at Alberni Valley Words on Fire

Bill Arnott and Frances Sullivan will be the featured readers at Alberni Valley Words on Fire on June 10. (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)
Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt

Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt

‘Our little village crushed the curve with love and commitment’

Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt
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 garden opening June 16

Virtual art exhibits and gift shop to come

  • Jun 3, 2020
The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. (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 annual book sale at Echo Centre in 2019. (SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Giant Book Sale has new date, new location

Book sale will take place in November at Alberni Athletic Hall

  • May 24, 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 annual book sale at Echo Centre in 2019. (SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO)
Joana Lilley will be the featured reader at Words on Fire on May 27. (PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL EDWARDS)
Joana Lilley will be the featured reader at Words on Fire on May 27. (PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL EDWARDS)
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 gardens opening in June

The gallery and gift shop will remain closed to the public

  • May 20, 2020
The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A photograph featured at DRAW Gallery titled “Totems.” (LUCAS CHICKITE PHOTO)
A photograph featured at DRAW Gallery titled “Totems.” (LUCAS CHICKITE PHOTO)
Charlie Jones freestyles a painting at the Art Rave children’s tent during the 2017 Solstice Arts Festival in Port Alberni. (SUSIE QUINN PHOTO)

Rollin Art Centre to host virtual summer arts programs for kids

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rollin Art Centre is going virtual

  • May 13, 2020
Charlie Jones freestyles a painting at the Art Rave children’s tent during the 2017 Solstice Arts Festival in Port Alberni. (SUSIE QUINN PHOTO)
A burned forest painted by Port Alberni artist Ali Spence. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Artist Ali Spence finds freedom to paint in adopted Vancouver Island home

Spence is one of several artists whose work is showing online at DRAW Gallery

A burned forest painted by Port Alberni artist Ali Spence. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).

Travel to ‘Group of Seven’ art sites using Google Street View, 100 years after first exhibit

Art group’s first formal exhibit was on May 7, 1920, in Toronto

The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).
Scarlet Danieluk shares one of her art projects created during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is calling all kids to share videos of their art projects. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Port Alberni’s Rollin Art Centre calling all kids

Send us a video of yourself and a project you are currently working on

  • May 6, 2020
Scarlet Danieluk shares one of her art projects created during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is calling all kids to share videos of their art projects. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Christina Myers will be the featured reader at a virtual Alberni Valley Words on Fire on Wednesday, May 13. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni Valley Words on Fire goes digital

Spoken word event will feature the editor of a provincial best-seller

Christina Myers will be the featured reader at a virtual Alberni Valley Words on Fire on Wednesday, May 13. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Ron James’ stand-up comedy performances have consistently sold out theatres from coast to coast for 20 years. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Comedy show postponed to 2021

Comedian Ron James has rescheduled his spring tour for 2021 due to COVID-19

  • Apr 29, 2020
Ron James’ stand-up comedy performances have consistently sold out theatres from coast to coast for 20 years. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A cartoon by Gord Barney. (Submitted)

Ladysmith cartoonist documents loggers’ lives through caricatures

Gordon Barney’s cartoons tell stories of lives inside logging camps along the west coast of the Island

A cartoon by Gord Barney. (Submitted)
Port Alberni artist Shelley Penner shares her art through the Rollin Art Centre’s Facebook page. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Port Alberni artist Shelley Penner shares her art through the Rollin Art Centre’s Facebook page. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Rollin Art Centre gallery is currently closed due to COVID-19. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Last call for Alberni Valley artists

Submit an application to have your own art exhibit in 2021

  • Apr 15, 2020
The Rollin Art Centre gallery is currently closed due to COVID-19. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Artist Jillian Mayne stands beside a piece called “No Place - Outsider” at the Alberni Valley Museum show in 2018. The theme of the show was Place. “I was part of a group working at bringing over a refugee so this was my response to the theme,” said Mayne. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni Valley artist adjusts to the COVID-19 times

Jillian Mayne was set to show in three venues this year, but all that has changed

Artist Jillian Mayne stands beside a piece called “No Place - Outsider” at the Alberni Valley Museum show in 2018. The theme of the show was Place. “I was part of a group working at bringing over a refugee so this was my response to the theme,” said Mayne. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID

B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID

Decades of collecting spare parts culminated in folk art towering over a country road

B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID
Marim Bam Buzz was a popular performance at the Rollin Art Centre during the Solstice Arts Festival in 2019. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Alberni’s Solstice Arts Festival cancelled due to COVID-19

Annual book sale, other events postponed

  • Apr 6, 2020
Marim Bam Buzz was a popular performance at the Rollin Art Centre during the Solstice Arts Festival in 2019. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)