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ARTS AROUND: Looking for a 'splash of tartan' in January?

The Kurucz family will perform another fundraising concert for the Alberni Valley Community Arts Council in 2014. - Submitted photo
The Kurucz family will perform another fundraising concert for the Alberni Valley Community Arts Council in 2014.
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NEXT ROLLIN ART EXHIBIT

“West Coast Composition as Expression” is the title of Rollin Art Centre’s first art exhibit of 2014. Local landscape and seascape artist Sally Walker’s exhibit of acrylic painting starts Jan. 10-Feb. 6th, 2014. Come meet Sally at her artist reception Sat. Jan. 11th from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the gallery.

FUNDRAISER CONCERT:  THE TRAVELERS AND FRIENDS PART 2

After a sold out concert on Nov 10, 2013, and 5 years of playing at the Tea on the Terrace, Paul, Tatyanna and Jairynn Kurucz, known by many as "The Travelers", will be performing again to benefit The Rollin Arts Centre.

"A Splash of Tartan - A Tribute to Robbie Burns" will undoubtedly surprise and delight many of the audience with old Scottish favourites to reminisce and sing along to.   Joining the travelers will be the PA Highland Band.

After the short intermission, guests will be led down memory lane with an interactive, sing along afternoon with the likes of Al Martina, Elvis, Peter, Paul and Mary, Journey, Don McLean - completely different material

from the last concert will be performed.  With their "Folk Twist" to many oldies and more contemporary tunes, there will be more than enough music to satisfy everyone's taste.  Joining the Kurucz family again by popular

acclaim will be Katelyn Perry, a bright up and coming young performer from the Comox Valley.  Together they'll be acoustically performing music from every known genre.  Join them for a fun afternoon on Sat., Jan. 18th, 2014 at the Capitol Theatre from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Doors open at 12:30.  All proceeds benefit the Rollin Arts Centre.  Advance Tickets are $10.00, $12.00 at the door.  Tickets are available at the Rollin Arts Centre at 250-724-3412 or at Happy Soles Foot and Nail Care at 250-720-0397.

PORTAL PLAYERS PRESENTS THE WIZARD OF OZ

Portal Players Dramatic Society presents one of the MOST beloved musical journeys, “The Wizard of Oz”. Dorothy and the entire cast of Oz characters will appear on stage at The Capitol Theatre next year, starting on February 21. It’ll be a spectacular production unlike anything ever mounted by Portal Players before. A delightful set and stunning costumes are just two of the elements that will engage audience members of all ages. Portal Players’ designers & technical crew have also outdone themselves with colourful projections, amazing sound effects and, of course, an Oz The Magnificent. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre and the Capitol Theatre Box office. Advanced Tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for children 12 and under.

2013 BANNER PROGRAM

If you are one of the lucky ones to have painted a banner for 2013, they are available for purchase now at the Rollin Art Centre for $25. Located at the corner of 8th and Argyle, the gallery is open from Tue. -  Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ANNUAL ROLLIN BOOK SALE DONATIONS

The Rollin Art centre’s annual book sale donations begin Tues. Jan. 7th, 2014. Please drop off all your gently used books at the Rollin Art Centre in our book box under the stairs. PLEASE do not drop off before the Jan. 7th start. Thank you for your continued support.

DONATIONS OF MILK AND GLASS JARS NEEDED

The Rollin Art Centre is looking for donations of all your washed milk cartons (any size) and glass jars (baby, spaghetti or jam jar sizes). These recycled items will be used as luminaires, for the children next year, at our Celebration of Lights Festival. We will be collecting them all year to have many to give to the schools to make the 2014 event even bigger.

ROLLIN ART CENTRES WINTER CLOSURE

The Rollin Art Centre will be closed for its annual winter closer, Dec. 24 and re-open Jan. 7th, 2014.

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year. Happy Holidays!

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, the home of the Rollin Art Centre.  The Gallery is located at the corner of 8th and Argyle Street and is open from Tues. to Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Closed Mon. Wheelchair accessible, admission is by donation.

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