Travel back in time at the Rollin Art Centre

Annual Alberni Valley garden concert takes place Sunday, July 15

The current exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre is Silk & Stitch 2. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The Rollin Art Centre will host its third annual Valley musician garden concert this weekend.

Come dressed up in your favourite rockin outfit and transport back to the ’50s and ’60s with a little help from local musicians singing your favorite music. Bring a blanket or grab a table and enjoy an afternoon of music.

All funds will go towards future events and programming at the Rollin Art Centre. Admission is by donation (minimum $5). Hotdogs, chili, popcorn and water will be available. Join us Sunday, July 15 from 12-5 p.m. on the terrace and gardens at the Rollin Art Centre (corner of 8th and Argyle).

SPECTACULAR ART EXHIBIT

The Rollin Art Centre is very excited to bring Silk & Stitch 2, an exciting exhibit of artistry that comes from working with fibers in a painterly way.

This current exhibit is a group show which consists of nine dynamic ladies who share a love of art and the gift of creativity. Artists include Carol Leger, Janet Finch, Bev Smith, Susan Shead, Elizabeth Yuen, Lisa Urlacher, Cynthia Bonesky, Cheryl Frehlich and Giselle Brewster. Come and check out this amazing exhibit which will run until Friday, Aug. 24.

TEAS ON THE TERRACE

Our next Tea on the Terrace is Thursday, July 19 with musical guests the Old Time Fiddlers. Join us under the canopy of trees where you will enjoy a delightful afternoon of wonderful music and a decadent slice of strawberry shortcake dipped in chocolate.

Tickets are still available and are only $15. Call 250-724-3412 to reserve your table.

PRINTING PARADISE

Calling all children between the ages of 7-12! The Rollin Art Centre’s next art program is Printing Paradise. Come and explore the art of printmaking!

This program is perfect for anyone who make cards, enjoys scrapbooking or likes to play with their food. Design patterns and stamps with various materials and apply them to your own project. Some of the projects include monoprints, using leaves, rocks and flowers, and relief prints, designing cityscapes and collagraphs.

Join us for a fun week of creativity, friends and more. Space is still available for ages 7-9 (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) and 10-12 (1-3:30 p.m.). Call 250-724-3412 to register. Cost is $50 for this three-day camp.

NEXT YOUTH WRITING WORKSHOP

Monday, July 16 will be our next writing workshop designed for youth ages 10-15. Join us for our next workshop titled Writing Technique: styling and finding voice. Workshops are $15 and drop-ins are welcome!

Hannah, our resident writer, will focus all workshops on the cultivation of imagination: risk-taking, questioning and experimenting! Call to register today: 250-724-3412.

CLEAN-OUT YOUR SEWING ROOM

The Rollin Art Centre is having a fun garage sale of sorts. It will be a fun way to clean out your sewing or craft room. Join us Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rollin Art Centre for a day of selling all your odds and sods and sewing room items, such as sewing machines, fabrics, patterns, knitting needles, scissors and bobs. Rent a table for $20. Space is limited, so call today to register: 250-724-3412. Deadline to register is July 31.

CHAR’S LANDING CONCERTS

Friday, Jul 13, 8 p.m. (doors 7), Tennyson King Canadian Tour – Earthy Roots Rock N Roll

Sunday, Jul 15, 8 p.m. (doors 7), Comedy @ Char’s with Michelle Christine + Laurie Blakely

Tuesday, Jul 17, 7 p.m. (doors 6), CFMA multi-nominated Jon Brooks w/Brickhouse’s Neil Cruickshank

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.

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