Find funky fibre art at Rollin

Christmas concerts, markets and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

'Bustle', one of Stephanie Fortin's high fashion creations.

'Bustle', one of Stephanie Fortin's high fashion creations.

Don’t miss this exciting display of high fashions, titled, “Expect the Unexpected”! The current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre features something new: Port Alberni fashion designer, Stephanie Fortin, who is showcasing her talent with fibre.

Included are pieces recently designed for Portal Players Dramatic Society musicals as well as some current fashions, sweater shawls, scarves, skirts, and even wallets.

Join us in the gallery, this Saturday, Nov. 21 from 1-3 p.m. for refreshments and to meet this talented young designer.

The Rollin Art Centre is located at the corner of Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. closed Sundays and Mondays. Wheelchair acccessible. Admission is by donation.

Christmas Card with Timbre! Choir

Timbre! Choir puts a stamp on its 43rd Christmas concert entitled ‘Christmas Card.’ This will be the last Christmas concert conducted by Patricia Miller as she ends her incredible career in April 2016.

‘Christmas Card’ will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the ADSS Theatre. Please come 50 minutes prior to the start of the concert to hear a special performance by the Alberni Community Band which will play Christmas music and a few other pieces arranged for the concert.

Tickets are on sale at Rollin Art Centre (cash only), Echo Centre, Finishing Touches, Salmonberry’s and from choir members. Cost: $15 for adults and seniors and $5 for students and children.

Christmas Market at McLean Mill

McLean Mill’s Christmas Market is always a favourite event. This year’s markets take place: Friday, Nov.  27 (4-8 pm), Saturday, Nov. 28 (11-8 pm) and Sunday, Nov. 29 (11-4 pm).

The train runs Nov. 28–29 at 12:30 p.m. each day.

The second weekend for the market will be Sat. Dec. 5 (11-8 pm) and Sun Dec. 6 (11-4 pm).

Some artists include, jewellery, wood turning, soaps, homemade candies, sandblasted glassware, paper crafts, jams and jellies and pottery and much more.

Light up your Rollin-day

Enjoy an evening of the global symbol of peace and hope with the fourth annual Celebration of Lights at the Rollin Art Centre, Saturday, Dec. 5 from 4-8 p.m. Enjoy an evening of wandering the gardens that will be filled with lanterns and luminaries that local children created along with ACAWS and Community Living.

Suggested admission to the festival is $2 per person.

Sip a hot apple cider as entertainment for the evening begins with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Photos with the popular couple will be available for $5 each for a 5X7 printed photo.

The entertainment lineup:

4–4:15 West Coast Highlanders Pipe Band

4:15–4:45 pm young dancers from Mackenzie School of Dance

4:45–5 Pictures with Santa

5–5:45 Timbre! Choir singing holiday favourites

5:45–6 Pictures with Santa

6–6:45 young dancers from Elite Dance Academy

6:45–8 pm Pictures with Santa

The garden lights will remain on for the month of December, with a $2 admission.

Alberni Valley News