Art

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)
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)