Spring-Inspired Art Exhibit Opens at Rollin Art Center – Port Alberni Valley News

A new exhibition at the Rollin Art Center features 16 local artists, each displaying their own creative interpretations of the spring season.

“SPRING – Seasonal Imagery” features artists such as Janice Sheehan, Mae LaBlanc, Jim Sears, Joan Akerman, Jayant Chaudhary, Cathy Stewart, Cheryl Brennan, Cynthia Bonesky, Mary Ann McGrath, Cheryl Frehlich, Dodie Manifold, Patrick Larose, Phyllis Davenport , Judith Rackham, Susie Quinn and Karen Poirier.

The exhibition runs until June 18. Join us at the gallery this Saturday, May 28 for refreshments and a chance to meet these talented artists.


Two-day watercolor workshop at Center d’art Rollin — June 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — The basics of color and pigment theory

Ionne McCauley is an accomplished artist, quilter and author currently living in Qualicum Beach. In this workshop you will learn value, hue, tone, shadow and saturation. The workshop fee is $150. The supply fee (to be paid to the instructor) is $20 and the kit fee includes all paints used in class, starter paper and a gray scale. Register at the Rollin Art Center at 250-724-3412. Numbers are limited.

One-day acrylic workshop at Center d’art Rollin — Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Landscapes Made Easy

Susan Schaefer will walk you through this, discussing what makes a good composition while simplifying your landscape. Schaefer has been a professional artist for 20 years and has taken workshops from some of Canada’s top artists. The workshop fee is $115 + GST. A list of supplies is available. Register at the Rollin Art Center at 250-724-3412. Numbers are limited.


Teas on the Terrace are back at the Center d’Art Rollin and tickets are now on sale.

Tickets are $20 for our Strawberry Teas and $25 for a High Tea, served on a two-tier plate. Join us on the terrace, under the canopy of trees, sipping tea, listening to local musicians and enjoying a selection of snacks.

The first event will be a Strawberry Tea on July 7 with the Folk Song Circle.

Melissa Martin is an arts administrator for the Community Arts Council at the Rollin Art Center and writes for the Alberni Valley News. Call 250-724-3412. Email: [email protected]

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