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ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre re-opens with collaborative exhibit – Alberni Valley News

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MELISSA MARTIN

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After being closed for three months, the Rollin Art Centre is excited to open to the public with an amazing art exhibit.

“TOGETHER” features five local artists who collaborated over the past few months to create a truly spectacular show. This display features the collaborative talents of Cecil Dawson, Allen Halverson, Nigel Atkin, Lori Shone-Kusmin and Jennifer Taylor and touches upon significant social issues. It features First Nations paintings, surfboard designs, carved river otters, drawings, cedar paddles and so much more.

We invite you to join us in the gallery. Our hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Don’t forget—no admittance without a face mask.

MYSTERY BAG OF BOOKS

How about a mystery bag of books for your summer reading pleasure?

Due to COVID-19, we could not hold our annual giant book sale fundraiser in May. Instead, you can purchase a mystery bag of books and help out Rollin Art Centre.

You won’t know what is in the bag until you get it home—surprise! For just $20 you will get 10 books, all in the same genre. The genres are fiction, romance, mystery, children’s chapter books (e.g. Nancy Drew), regular children’s books, biographies and variety bags (random genres).

This is an important fundraiser for us! Purchase online through e-transfer at admincac@shawcable.com. Please be sure to include your name and contact info. Or pay by cheque/exact cash when you pick up.

Please call 250-724-3412 to arrange for pick up. Only 20 bags are available currently—get yours now! Your support for Rollin Art Centre is greatly needed and much appreciated.

MINI BOOK SALE AND ARTISAN MARKET

To help make up for missed fundraising opportunities, the Rollin Art Centre will hold a mini book sale and combine it with an artisan market.

This event will be held on the grounds of the Rollin Art Centre on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a large selection of great quality bargain books, children’s books and puzzles, plus several local artisans with their displays of jewelry, pottery, wood and more.

The public’s support for Rollin Art Centre is greatly needed and much appreciated! Please note that we will collect names and telephone numbers of those attending, in the event that contact tracing becomes necessary.

We require social distancing, face masks, and the use of hand sanitizer upon entry and exit to this event. The Rollin Art Centre is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street.

PAPER CRAFTS

The next children’s art workshop will take place July 28—31 at the Rollin Art Centre and will feature paper crafts.

Art workshops are for children aged 9-11 and take place every Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn a new medium each week.

All art workshops will be held outside to follow social distancing guidelines, and will be limited to five children. The cost is $50 per week. Register today by emailing admincac@shawcable.com. Or call 250-724-3412.

HISTORICAL FICTION WORKSHOP

Every Monday morning (10 a.m. to noon), the Rollin Art Centre will be holding creative writing workshops for ages 10-12. A different genre will be featured each week. July 27 is Historical Fiction.

All writing workshops will be held outside, to follow social distancing guidelines, and will be limited to five children. The cost is $12. Register today by emailing admincac@shawcable.com.

ANNUAL BOOK SALE

The news is out – we have a new venue for this year’s annual giant book sale!

We need your help, especially this year, to raise much-needed funds! Mark your calendars for Friday, Nov. 6 (6-8 p.m.) and Saturday, Nov. 7 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), when the Community Arts Council will be holding its biggest fundraiser of the year with the Giant Book Sale at the Alberni Athletic Hall.

This year promises to be the best year yet, with thousands of wonderful books and more space to spread out for more selections.

Due to all the generous amount of book donations, we will no longer be accepting donations for this year’s book sale. Please keep them until 2021. Thank you again for your continued support.

COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT

The Port Alberni Arrowsmith Rotary club is Building Relationships Brick by Brick.

The club and its community partners are excited to announce a Community Mural Project on the backside of the Canadian Maritime Engineering building (3101 Bird Street).

Fundraising includes the sale of bricks that make up the backside of the building. The bricks can be purchased through e-transfer (arrowsmithyrotaryclub@gmail.com) or by cash or cheque to Arrowsmith Rotary Club. Check out our Facebook page for more information or call Terry Deakin at 250-720-6604.

CHAR’S PRESENTS ZOOM

Wednesday, July 29, 7 p.m. (virtual doors 6:30 p.m.) — Alberni Valley Words on Fire Spoken Word Open Mic featuring Ian Cognito and Daniel Scott. Please email AVWordsOnFire@gmail.com to pre-register for the open mic list.

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. Email: communityarts@shaw.ca.

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Outdoor art gallery and scavenger hunt is on in Red Deer next month – Red Deer Advocate

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A storefront outdoor art gallery and scavenger hunt will be happening in downtown Red Deer next month.

Art lovers can take a wintry walk through downtown Red Deer from Dec. 1 to 14 and gaze at original works created by local artists.

Paintings, glass and ceramic works will be displayed in storefront windows and are available for purchase.

Scavenger hunt maps can be printed from the Red Deer Arts Council’s website. Look for answers to the clues interspersed in the store window displays.

Completed forms can be left at the Housewarmings store on Ross Street for a chance to win prizes on two draw dates: Dec. 7 and 14.

While concerts on the Ross Street Patio are postponed next month because of COVID-19-related restrictions, more concerts are planned for later this winter and spring, as viral cases hopefully decline and restrictions lift.

The arts council is seeking submissions from musicians (soloists and duos) who are interested in performing on the patio in January through April. Submissions can be made on the council’s website until Monday.

First Friday receptions for December are cancelled due to more stringent restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but art enthusiasts can still peruse the local galleries during their regular opening hours.

Red Deer Art Club members have a group show called Scale at the Viewpoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer’s culture services building until Dec. 31. Images will zoom in or pull back to view things from different perspectives.

Musical Hands, a mixed-media exhibit by Carmen Winter, is on in the The Velvet Olive Lounge (access via back alley/51st Street) from Dec. 1 to 31.

Other gallery shows are continuing, including remember to remember: new works by andrea dillingham-lacoursiere, showing at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to Dec. 18.

Original art can also be seen in the A + Art Gallery & Unique Collections, Unit 203, 4919 49th St., the Corridor Community Gallery in the lower level of the Recreation Centre, Sunworks, and the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

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How This Saint John Art Gallery Is Making Its Exhibits 'Pandemic-Proof' – country94.ca

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How This Saint John Art Gallery Is Making Its Exhibits 'Pandemic-Proof'

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Current Covid-19 regulations mean art galleries in New Brunswick can allow patrons inside their doors, but a Saint John gallery new project is making their exhibitions “pandemic proof” —  even if there’s another lockdown.

Jones Gallery, located at 1 Charlotte Street in uptown Saint John, has launched a new project called Gallery Sounds, which involved rethinking and designing the gallery to “pandemic-proof” their programming so everyone, even those not comfortable going inside, can enjoy the art.

“Back in the spring when everything shut down all of sudden, we started doing all the things that a lot of businesses were doing. We were spending more time on the online shop and stepping up social media, all the normal digital stuff,” says Sarah Jones, the gallery’s curator.

“But it felt like we were really missing having a cohesive exhibition for our artists. That’s the whole point of having a gallery. It’s not just a retail space, it’s a programming space for artists.”

Gallery Sounds combines physical and digital infrastructure to create a safe viewing and learning experience. They built additional walls inside the gallery facing the windows and added new lighting. They then equipped each window and sidewalk square with a link and QR code.

Visitors can go from window to window, see the artwork, scan the code, and hear conversations from the artist and curator about the work without entering the gallery.

“It’s the kind of conversation that you would hear inside the gallery, but you can access it outside,” says Jones.

With Saint John currently in the “orange phase,” Jones Gallery is offering online order and curbside pickup only, making the Gallery Sounds project’s mission quite pertinent.  The gallery plans to reopen to the public when the zone moves back to the “yellow phase.”

Under the “yellow” phase of recovery of Covid-19 economic recovery, art galleries like Jones’ are still able to host openings and events with proper social distancing measures and mandatory masks. But even though her spacious gallery makes hosting events feasible, Jones says some people are still left out from the experience.

“We have clients who are in the most at-risk age group or they have friends and family in that group who are going inside [places] as infrequently as possible. That was kind of the idea too,” she says.

“Can we do something so people can see the exhibition and still feel like they are still participating in some kind of gallery experience without having to come in?”

The project also positions the gallery so that if it even needs to close again due to a lockdown, it can still showcase their artists.

“If we have to shut down completely, what can we do to make sure that the exhibitions or the projects can go forward for the artists no matter what, even if the gallery has to close completely again,” says Jones.

Gallery Sounds currently features exhibitions by Saint John artist Darren Emenau and Fredericton-based artist Jared Peters. Though the project was spawned the challenges Covid-19 presented, Jones says it’s a format the gallery can continue to use even after the pandemic is over.”

“Covid has forced us to think about alternative strategies, but also the time to pursue ideas in a meaningful way also,” she says.

Cherise Letson is the associate editor of Huddle, an Acadia Broadcasting content partner.

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Students explore art themes in Re/LAUNCH/ing, vol. 3

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With school back in session, a new collaborative art project has been launched.

Re/LAUNCH/ing is aimed at hitting the same high notes that its predecessor with.draw.all did, but with the added emphasis on the intrinsic value of art to the artist.

Each month, StAlbertTODAY.ca will be displaying an online gallery of art created by high school students. October’s rendition features 12 creations from students at Paul Kane, Bellerose and St. Albert Catholic High.

Aisling ConneelyArtist: Aisling Conneely
Grade 11
Ink
Title: Bike Rack
Artist’s Statement: “This is an ink pen project of a bike rack. The most challenging part of this project was the amount of pens I went through!”
Sienna McEachernArtist: Sienna McEachern
Grade 11
Ink
Title: Bikes
Artist’s Statement: “My art displays the gears and parts of a bike. At times I struggled to capture the intricate details within the gears and spokes.”
Morgan PetrasArtist: Morgan Petras
Grade 11
Felt pen wash
Title: Suburbs
Artist’s Statement: “This is a perspective drawing done in the suburbs, then I used water based markers to create the felt pen wash.”
Caitlyn KurylowichArtist: Caitlyn Kurylowich
Grade 11
Felt pen wash
Title: Treehouse
Artist’s Statement: “This treehouse/boat is created using water based markers.”
GroupStilllife1Artists: Adam Steffes, Josh DeWitt and Taeghen Brezovski
Grades 11 and 12
Graphite pencil and charcoal
Title: Still Life
Artists’ Statement from Sam Mudryk and Josh DeWitt: “When COVID-19 unexpectedly hit our society, life felt so uncertain and stressful. Having the option to stay creative at home was a great way to keep busy during the lockdown. However, when school ended in June, it was hard to pick the pencil up again with the world moving at such a fast pace. Coming into art this second quarter has allowed my imagination to generate so much creativity and has been such an artistic release. I feel very fortunate to be able to have the chance to express myself and relax during such a difficult time.”
GroupStillLife2Artists: Sam Mudryk and Robyn Hickle
Grades 11 and 12
Graphite pencil and charcoal
Title: Still Life Start Up
Artists’ Statement: (see above)
Lauryn Taylor2Artist: Lauryn Taylor
Grade 10
Soft pastel and NuPastel
Title: Gunter
Claire BeauchesneArtist: Claire Beauchesne
Grade 10
Soft pastel and NuPastel
Title: Cow

Source:- St. Albert TODAY

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