Surround yourself with beauty! Stop and smell the roses and feel the forest engulf you.
That is what you will experience when you stop by the Rollin Art Centre to see this visually stunning exhibit titled, “Landscapes and Florals.” Alberni Valley artists Cynthia Bonesky and Jan Vriesen paint as if you were looking at a photograph. Details and perspective bring their paintings to life.
This exhibit runs until Nov. 28.
MYSTERY BAG OF BOOKS
For just $20 you will get 10 books in one bag, all in the same genre. By purchasing a bag of books, you will also be helping the Rollin Art Centre during this difficult time!
Choose from many different genres: fiction, travel, gardening, cooking, home improvements, art, spiritual, romance, fantasy, mystery, pre-teen chapter books (e.g. Nancy Drew), children’s books and so much more.
Bags are now available at the Rollin Art Centre. These make great Christmas gifts! Get yours now because they sell out fast.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS
The Community Arts Council is designing a new Alberni Valley artist and studio guide.
If you are interested in being included in this brochure/guide, please call the Rollin Art Centre for more information at 250-724-3412. The guide will include local artists and a map. Five thousand guides will be printed and distributed to the tourist information centre and local hot spots. The extended deadline is Nov. 30.
The Rollin Art Centre will once again be holding its annual Mistletoe Market for the month of December.
Due to COVID-19, all craft markets on the island have been cancelled for this year—however, we are still holding ours, with safety protocols in place.
Join us beginning Dec. 1 at the Rollin Art Centre Holiday LITE-UP, when the gardens and grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Come and stroll the magically-lit gardens, then pop upstairs to the gallery to visit Mistletoe Market, where you will find hundreds of gift items for all your shopping needs.
The market is a showcase of local artists, artisans and crafters. You will find something for everyone on your list: pottery, jewellery, scarves, photographs, original paintings, glass works, quilted stockings, holiday cards, ornaments and much more.
Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with special late nights every Friday. We are located at the corner of Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue. We are also wheelchair accessible.
If you are interested in joining us this year, please call 250-724-3412 or stop by the Rollin Art Centre for more info.
Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre and writes for the Alberni Valley News. Call 250-724-3412.