Arts around: Summer landscapes at Rollin

Murray Claughton captures landscape in oil paint. - Photo submitted
Murray Claughton captures landscape in oil paint.
— image credit: Photo submitted

The Rollin Art Centre is excited to present our current art exhibit, which is now on at the Rollin Art Centre until July 5, featuring local artist Murray Claughton.

Claughton will be showcasing a selection of oil painting of both local landscapes and his travels to Mexico.

Join us in the gallery for refreshments, Saturday, June 14 from 1-3 p.m., for Claughton’s artist reception. You’ll have the chance to ask him about his work.

Summer art just for kids

The Rollin Art Centre is excited to offer summer art programs for children age 5-9, Tues, Wed & Fri. Each week brings a different theme, call today for more info and to register, as seating is limited. Cost is $25 per week.

Teens write, get creative

The Rollin Art Centre will be offering something new this summer to youths and teens, ages 10-12 & 13+. Program times are 9:30 am – 12:30 p.m. for 10-12 year olds and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. for ages 13+, every Monday. The goal of this program is to educate youth and teens in the art of creative writing. For more info and to register, call the Rollin Art Centre today, 250-724-3412. Seating is limited. Cost is $10 per week.

Artists wanted for pool murals

The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley in collaboration with the City of Port Alberni is looking for artists to design original permanent murals to be installed at Echo Centre Pool.

The murals will be made out of Aluminum Composite Panels. All materials will be supplied.

Deadline is July 15: apply at the Rollin Art Centre, 250-724-3412.

Terrace teas return in July

Our ever-loved, Teas on the Terrace are back. Tickets are now on sale at the Rollin Art Centre, so don’t miss out, as seating is limited. Tickets are $10.

JULY 3 – Mr. Ross and the Boss; guitar/keyboard, vocals, old time favs.

JULY 10 – Folk Song Circle

JULY 17 –Dennis Olsen; acoustic guitar

JULY 24 – The Travellers

JULY 31 – Kerry Moilliet; guitar and vocals, old favs. New to town

AUG 7 – Paddy Wallbank; old time jazz on keyboard (Sponsored by Triangle Music)

AUG 14 – Arlene Bautista; keyboard and vocals, ADSS grad student

AUG 22 - The Travellers.

What’s on at Char’s Landing


Thurs., June 12, 7-9 p.m. Pharmacare Presentation with Dr. Steven Morgan, UBC Professor

Fri., June 13, 8-10 p.m., Western Canadian Tour - Hilary Grist & Dominique Fricot- Alternative folk

Sat., June 14, 7-10 p.m., Char’s Social 19+ - Salsa!!! & Sangria!!!

Sun., June 15th 2-4 p.m., Father’s Day matinee with Shawna Caspi BC Tour - folk.


Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council.

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