Arts around Alberni: from Rollin’s new pics to songs by ’60’s chicks

This and that from here and there in Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Minds eye at Rollin

‘In My Mind’s Eye’ is the next exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre.

The show features the work of Antonia Olak, who specializes in a stylized paintings in mixed media and charcoal.

From realism to gestured abstracts of local west coast themes including Cathedral Grove and Port Alberni.

Olak’s exhibit starts Feb. 15 and runs through to March 10.

Birgit sings at Char’s

Singers and songwriters share their inspirations, stories and songs.

Come join Birgit Kuit and her guest Gerry Barnum and Dennis Olsen at Char’s Landing on Argyle Street.

The event is on  Saturday Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door, everyone welcome.

Call 778-421-2427 for more info.

Rollin calls out artists

The Rollin Art centre is accepting applications to all visual artists to submit an application to exhibit their work in our Fine Arts Gallery during the 2013 calendar year.

Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or you can download an application at www.portalberniarts.com.  The deadline is April 30. Please call 250-724-3412 for more info.

Suds is a ’60s holdover

Portal Players Dramatic Society’s 2012 musical production of Suds.

The rocking ’60s musical soap opera opens on Friday Feb. 24 and runs until March 17.

This is a story about a young ingénue whose job in a 1960 laundromat becomes more interesting when she is visited by her guardian angels.

The show features classic songs like, Please Mr. Postman, You can’t hurry love, Respect and I know a Place to name a few.

All seats are $20 in advance and are available at the Rollin Art Centre, Tuesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Centennial crafters wanted

Port Alberni is celebrating 100 years of being a city.

On Saturday Aug. 4, artisans and crafters will have the opportunity to display and sell their work at Bob Dailey Stadium from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The cost is $10 per artist/crafter. For more info and to book your spot call Gareth 250-724-5918.

Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Arts Council.

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