Solstice on the Street Schedule: Sat. & Sun, June 18, 19 2016

All Day Events

  • Rubbings Table: All ages and abilities. Work with artists to create a piece of take-home art.
  • Mixed Media Table: Collaborate on a series that celebrates Solstice. ages 5 yrs. to adult and Sun weavings for children five and under who can make a take-home sun.
  • Artist Demo: Tamas Zalatnai, internationally known jeweler & sculptor will be working on a repousser bronze piece that celebrates Solstice.

Scheduled Events

  • Saturday: 11 am and 2 pm & Sunday: 1 pm
    Musical Easels: Artists and Public paint a sun-themed piece on canvas while music plays. When the music stops, artists rotate one canvas and work on the adjacent piece.
  • At regular intervals throughout the weekend.
    • Life Drawing Demo: The Jane Austin group dressed in 18th century costumes will be moving freely around the area, pausing to allow artists and the public to draw or paint their images.
    • Still Life Circle: Try your hand on a still-life arrangement.  Paper and drawing materials are provided.

Art Rave Sound Stage – Saturday June 18

  • 10:30 Spoken Word Artists
  • 11 a.m.  – 6:15 pm an assortment of local entertainers
  • 7 – 9 pm band
  • 9 – 11 pm band

Art Rave Sound Stage – Sunday June 19

  • 10:30 am Spoken Word Artists
  • 11 am  – 1 pm an assortment of local entertainers
  • 1:30 pm band
  • 2 :15 – 3 pm band
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Posters Available

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Contest

POSTER CONTEST SOLSTICE

Alberni/Art Rave welcomes artists working in all media, crayons to digital to 3D, to create a bright, eye-catching creation that celebrates Summer Solstice.

Along with bragging rights, the piece itself will be a featured part of the Art Rave Group Art Show which will be held at the Rollin Gallery on June 17th through June 30.

If possible please submit a 300 dpi jpg photo of your work to albernisolstice@gmall.com. Please ensure the word “Contest” is displayed in the subject line. Or… drop off your original art, clearly marked with your name & contact info to Rollin Gallery or Main Artery at Harbour Quay. For more info, Call 250-735-8430 or email albernisolstice@gmail.com

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Deborah Phillipp, Liquid Motion Exhibit, Vancouver

Port Alberni artist, Deborah Phillipp, who was part of last year’s Festival group show, is having a show in Vancouver. If you’re in the City, it’ll be so worth seeing

Deborah Philipp “Liquid Motion”
April 7 – 24, 2016
Opening Reception April 9th, 6-9pm

Wendel Gallery
1490 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S1
t: 604-722-6987
e: info@wendelgallery.com
Gallery Hours:
Mon – Sat 9am-6pm; Sun by appointments

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Community Call Out to Artists of all Ages!

SolsticeFest

CALL TO ARTISTS

GALLERY SHOW – ROLLIN ART CENTRE GALLERY

Community Call Out to Artists of all Ages!
The Art Rave Society of Alberni invites community artists of all ages and stages to submit an original piece of art that best represents Solstice.
We welcome artists working in all media, crayons to digital to 3D, to create a bright, eye-catching image that celebrates the longest day of the year and the glorious beginning of summer in the Alberni Valley.
Along with bragging rights, the creator of the image chosen by our judges will receive a pass to all weekend events and shows featured during the Solstice Arts Festival- Alberni Valley, June 17th-19th, 2016.
The piece itself will be a featured part of the Art Rave Group Art Show which will be held at the Rollin Gallery.
Details:. If possible please submit a 300 dpi jpg photo of your work to albernisolstice@gmail.com . Please ensure the word “Contest” is displayed in the subject line.
Or… drop off your original art, clearly marked with your name & contact info to Rollin Gallery or Main Artery at Harbour Quay.
Please note the deadline for submission is now Friday, May 25th, 2016. For more info, please call Jill at 250-735-8430 or email your questions to albernisolstice@gmail.com

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Alberni Hospice Society Art Sale

artsaleA way for artists to give back to the community…
The Alberni Hospice Society is looking for donations of Art.
for their Art Sale Fundraiser for Ty Watson House on April 9th.
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Rotary Arts District Corps

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Social last night

SolsticeFestThanks to everyone that joined us for the social last night at Char’s. Thanks to those of you re-newing your memberships. Your support makes it all worthwhile. And a special thanks to the new members, people who have heard about Art Rave and want to join to support the arts in Port Alberni.
Some feedback from last night… people want to gather to make things. We’ve listened and we agree. So …

  • Art Rave is meeting in March to discuss the next collaborative luminary project with Erin Ryding. This usually involves several gatherings and were a great hit last year.
  • Art Rave will facilitate a puppet making workshop to assist the Art Matters Society with it’s performances. Details to be confirmed.
  • Art Rave will facilitate a workshop making low relief panels to be used as the basis for a rubbings table, part of Art Raves “Art On The Street” contribution to the Solstice Arts Festival. Details to be confirmed.
    Will keep you updated.

And consider joining the Art Rave Society of Alberni, 2016. Every penny of the $10 membership fee goes to supporting the arts.

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Membership Social, Tuesday Feb. 2, 2016

membershipsocial2016Art Rave Membership Social: Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 p.m., Chars Landing, Argyle St.
Membership invitation and renewal.
Come meet the new board, learn about Art Rave’s projects for 2016 (Shaw show, Call to Artists, Solstice Festival, public art project) and discuss ideas for the arts in our community.
Please take this opportunity to renew membership and participate in the advancement of all arts in the Valley.

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Solstice Arts Festival

Port Alberni is about to get a brand new Arts Festival to celebrate the start of summer. The Solstice Arts Festival will take place in Port Alberni’s Uptown over three days, June 17 to 19, 2016.

The Solstice Arts Festival brings four Alberni Valley arts groups together under one umbrella for an unforgettable weekend of art exhibits, music, theatrical performances and street entertainment fun for the whole family. Seed funding for the Festival was distributed by the Rotary Arts District Grant program amongst four groups.  The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley spearheaded the Festival, which is joined by Portal Players Dramatic Society, The Art Rave Society and the Art Matters Society in bringing this new community event to the Rotary Arts District.

Rollin Art Centre is the kick-off venue for an official reception on Friday night, June 17. This free reception will be one of the Art Rave components of the festival, and will showcase local artists.  There will also be a vendor’s showcase of booths in the Rollin Gardens, with entertainment on the bandstand at different times throughout the weekend.

On deck at The Capitol Theatre during the Solstice Arts Festival will be entertainment in the fringe-style, brought in by the Art Matters Society. Portal Players will also feature various performances, including a live band on Friday evening, and late-night improv on Saturday.

Local artisans demonstrating their skills and crafts outside of Char’s Landing as well as free art activities for children as coordinated by the Art Rave Society.

Entry to all venues and activities will be by wristband, which will be available to purchase soon. Wristbands will sell for $20 for adults and $15 for seniors/students. A discounted family wristband purchase is available and children get in free when accompanied by an adult wristband holder. This is an outstanding value at these prices for the entertainment offered over the three day Festival.

In preparation for the Solstice Arts Festival, organizers are holding a competition for the event poster image. Artwork can be in any media, but must be supplied as a digital image sized 11″ x 17″ at 300 dpi and e-mailed to alberniSolstice@gmail.com  Deadline for entry is February 7.

Details are still coming together as organizers prepare the 2016 Solstice Arts Festival; keep watching local arts spaces and websites such aswww.portalberniarts.com and www.avenue.zone , or call the Rollin Art Centre at 250-724-3412.

 

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