Arts and Entertainment

‘All Tied Up’ is an oil on paper by Faye Hoffman, a newcomer to the Alberni Valley art scene. Hoffman is featured in ‘Summer-Seasonal Imagery’ at the Rollin Art Centre. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

It’s ‘Summer’ at the Rollin Art Centre gallery in Port Alberni

Newcomers Andrew Bartley, Faye Hoffman among exhibitors who focus on summer as a theme

  • Aug 3, 2022

 

Visitors to the Rollin Art Centre enjoy Tea on the Terrace with musical accompaniment from Dennis Olsen, Thursday, July 20, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY ROLLIN ART CENTRE)

Two Teas on the Terrace events remain for summer at the Rollin Art Centre

Port Alberni art centre also has spots left in children’s art camps

  • Jul 29, 2022

 

Singer Maggie Martin has taken social media by storm with more than 3.5 million likes on TikTok. Her latest release Never Blue has been picked up by Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. (Contributed - Maggie Martin)

Vancouver Island singer Maggie Martin racks up 3.5 million likes on TikTok

Langford resident didn’t let the grass grow under her feet during pandemic

 

Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography

Among the stars

Painting, producing and performing all part of Constellation Festival co-organizer’s artist pursuits

  • Jun 24, 2022
Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography
Charlene Patterson took ‘the little white church on Argyle Street’ and transformed it into an intimate live music venue in Port Alberni. (HEATHER WARREN/ Special to the AV News)

PROGRESS 2022: Voices rise on Argyle Street in Port Alberni

Historic church’s metamorphosis into a music venue

Charlene Patterson took ‘the little white church on Argyle Street’ and transformed it into an intimate live music venue in Port Alberni. (HEATHER WARREN/ Special to the AV News)
Canadian music legend Mick Dalla-Vee brings his Idols and Icons show to Vancouver Island communities June 10-12, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Canadian singer Mick Dalla-Vee brings Idols and Icons to Vancouver Island towns

Dalla-Vee to perform June 10–12 in Port Alice, Port Alberni and Gold River

Canadian music legend Mick Dalla-Vee brings his Idols and Icons show to Vancouver Island communities June 10-12, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
John Lee and his trio will perform at Char’s Landing in a special jazz night Sunday, May 22, 2022. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)
John Lee and his trio will perform at Char’s Landing in a special jazz night Sunday, May 22, 2022. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)
Jason Heit teaches a class at the Island MMA Training Centre in Victoria. Heit moved back to the Island in 2007 after spending four years as a security guard for various A-list celebrities. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Island man’s journey took him from the boxing ring to supplying security to the stars

Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage, Robbie Williams: Victoria’s Jason Heit was by their side

Jason Heit teaches a class at the Island MMA Training Centre in Victoria. Heit moved back to the Island in 2007 after spending four years as a security guard for various A-list celebrities. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Islands Folk Festival will be back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)
The Islands Folk Festival will be back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)
Canadian icon, Valdy, is the quintessential singer/songwriter. (Submitted)
Canadian icon, Valdy, is the quintessential singer/songwriter. (Submitted)
The Community Arts Council held its annual book sale at the former Gill Elementary School grounds on Beaver Creek Road in 2021. This year, the book sale will return to the Athletic Hall. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The Community Arts Council held its annual book sale at the former Gill Elementary School grounds on Beaver Creek Road in 2021. This year, the book sale will return to the Athletic Hall. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Hesquiaht artist Naas being interviewed for Creative Coast’s new podcast. (PHOTO COURTESY CREATIVECOAST.CA)
Hesquiaht artist Naas being interviewed for Creative Coast’s new podcast. (PHOTO COURTESY CREATIVECOAST.CA)
A close-up of a piece of artwork on display at the Rollin Art Centre. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A close-up of a piece of artwork on display at the Rollin Art Centre. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Clare Twiddy, left, and Kaylar Chan form the Vancouver-based rage-funk band Raincity. They’re coming to Port Alberni’s Rainbow Room for a show on April 30, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY RAINCITY)

Raincity plays Rainbow Room in Port Alberni

Vancouver Island tour a homecoming for Parksville singer

Clare Twiddy, left, and Kaylar Chan form the Vancouver-based rage-funk band Raincity. They’re coming to Port Alberni’s Rainbow Room for a show on April 30, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY RAINCITY)
The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Fast-paced Chemainus Theatre show just plain funny

The 39 Steps will have you guffawing at regular intervals

The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Connie Chaplin, a silk artist visiting the Alberni Valley from Saskatchewan, has been leading different silk dyeing workshops at North Island College. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Workshop teaches silk painting techniques

Saskatchewan artist Connie Chaplin has teaching workshops in the Alberni Valley

Connie Chaplin, a silk artist visiting the Alberni Valley from Saskatchewan, has been leading different silk dyeing workshops at North Island College. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Writers can enter the Islands Short Fiction Contest until April 30. (Stock photo)

Vancouver Island writers still have time to enter Islands Short Fiction Contest

Nanaimo Arts Council extends deadline until month’s end

Writers can enter the Islands Short Fiction Contest until April 30. (Stock photo)
Connie Chaplin’s work depicts the finer points of batik. If it piques your curiosity, try taking an upcoming batik workshop at NIC. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Connie Chaplin’s work depicts the finer points of batik. If it piques your curiosity, try taking an upcoming batik workshop at NIC. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Are you curious about fibre arts? Experienced and want to hone some skills? Join in the Introduction to Fibre Arts workshop April 8, 2022 at NIC. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Learn about fibre art with Port Alberni workshop

See what else is happening in the Port Alberni arts community

Are you curious about fibre arts? Experienced and want to hone some skills? Join in the Introduction to Fibre Arts workshop April 8, 2022 at NIC. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A close-up of a piece of artwork by Ruth Jeffery. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Workshops offer plenty of opportunity for hands-on art

From fibre arts to watercolour painting, Alberni Valley arts-curious have options

A close-up of a piece of artwork by Ruth Jeffery. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)