Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands
July 2022 Newsletter
News from our members
If you are looking for something special to do this summer, come join us on the Art Trail. The Art in Public Spaces Committee of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands is hosting an art trail, located in public venues throughout the Highlands. The art trail showcases the amazing talent of our local artists. Focusing on the theme of Renewal, the trail will feature artwork that evokes a sense of re-awakening in the Highlands, as we emerge from the isolation and restrictions of the Covid 19 pandemic. 

The show opens on July 1st and continue until October 15th

Tour the beautiful Haliburton Highlands either virtually or in-person and visit the host venues along the trail.

 For more information visit the Arts Council website at and click on the Art Trail page.
 Pick up a map guide brochure from any of the host venues, or download the PocketSights app from the Arts Council’s website. Come join us on the Trail!
Special thanks to our sponsors Haliburton County Development Corporation, the County of Haliburton and Canoe FM.
Annual open studio
at 16 St Germaine St, Minden, ON K0M 2K0, 
Friday July 1 through Sunday July 3, 11am to 4pm each day.
Art in Public Spaces Highlands Brewery Exhibition       
The exhibition currently running at Highlands Brewery has the following Arts Council members showing: June Krisko, Wendy Wood, Janet Bradley, Jacqueline Halupka, Joyce Sumara, Chuck Lewis, Susan Hay, Jacqueline Morin-Proud, Marie Gage, Jan Archer & Laurie O'Reilly.
Painting by Susan Hay: Centre Lake Series.

Studio Rose: Sylvia and Wayne Rose
Raku, Pottery and Sculpture
2254 Duck Lake Road, Minden, Ontario
(1 km south of Blairhampton Road)
705-286-3383 |
Come and see exciting demonstrations of the centuries-old Raku process. As well as stunning decorative pieces, there is also a wide selection of functional stoneware for everyday use. Select a charming sculpture for your home in metal or clay: a whimsical dragon, a realistic loon, a Haliburton tree or an eye-catching wall piece. As always look for the red dragon mailbox to signal our location. Open by chance or appointment. |
We are accepting applications for vendor tables from authors, songwriters, illustrators, and vendors of products and services related to reading and writing.
Table rental for the day is $20 for a full table and $10 for a half table. Please see the attached application form for more details. Click here for the application
Stained Fingers Dye Camp (for adults) - Indigodragonfly Studio
Learn to dye yarn, fibre, and wool/silk based fabrics at Indigodragonfly's Stained Fingers Dye Camp this summer. Beginners to advanced students are welcome. You will learn a variety of techniques over this 5 day course, including: mixing colour, immersion dyeing, handpainting, ombre and gradient dyeing, speckles, tied techniques, layering colour, and much more! Classes are limited to 5 people only, and include one on one instruction.
July 11-15: 3 spots available
August 15-19: 1 spot available
For more information about Haliburton County Public Library's latest additions click here or visit
To view all upcoming events at the Haliburton County Public Library, visit 

Wonderful Whip-poor-wills
Saturday July 9
The Bathe Farm, Sedgwick Rd. Gelert
Pre-registration required, admission by donation. Visit Events Information and Registration to register.
Join Dave Bathe to learn about this interesting nocturnal species whose name sounds exactly like its call. You will learn about its habitat preferences, diet, and distinguishing characteristics. You will also learn about the present threats to its habitat and how you can maintain and/or improve this habitat. After the presentation, we will go outside and listen to the Whip-poor-wills calling on Dave’s property. This event is partially funded by Environment Canada & Climate Change, Habitat Stewardship Program.
Hours for Rails End Gallery:
Wed. to Fri. 11am - 5pm & Sat. 11am - 4pm

Exploring Abstract 
July 12 - September 3 

Janet Bradley
"Spring Breakup." Oil on canvas
Guided Hikes
Yours Outdoors offers many guided hikes in the Haliburton area. Barnum Creek, Dahl Forest & Esson Creek. Please visit their website for details for guided hikes and many more wonderful experiences.
Yours Outdoors has many exciting ecotourism experiences waiting for you to experience. Please visit their webpage and Facebook page for upcoming tours.
Haliburton Sculpture Forest Guided Tours
July 4, 10, 17, 21, 24,
Claim to Flame: 3 -hour flame work glass blowing session
July 1, 6, 15, 16, 23, 30
 July 2 &3rd, 2022
Drum Painting workshop from 1 to 3pm at Whirling Wisdom Studio, communal Tipi 
contribution: $80 for both days (materials inclusive) 
For reservation and detailed info contact Biljana: or tel.: 647-518-5593 or visit the HomePage at:  
I’m participating as a guest at The Purple Door pottery studio (E) in the Tour De Forest summer tour July 30/31
This is a new piece I’m working on.. ‘Trees Holding the Moon’ mixed media on stone . Will have an encaustic finish.
Canoe Fm
In Good Times & Difficult Times, Community Radio brings us all together, lifts our spirits and keeps us company
 100.9 Canoe FM’s 14th Annual Radiothon is coming up on July 8th,9th and 10th.
 During this year’s Radiothon we hope that you will consider:
 ·       -  Donating
 ·         -Bidding on auction packages, surprise pop up items & on-line items
 ·         -Challenging your friends, neighbours or colleagues to make a donation
 ·         Making song requests
     All donors will be entered into a draw to win one of five $100 Foodland Gift Certificates, donated by Haliburton Foodland and all donors making donations of over $100 will be entered into another draw for one of five $100 Gas Coupons donated by Brandon Nimigon of Century 21 Granite Realty..
                          For a full list of auction packages and ways you can support the station go to
We thank our advertisers and our donors for keeping community radio on the air in Haliburton County.
Selbie Art
Fabric Layering Magic
Join a Beginners Workshop and translate your chosen photo image into Fabric Layering framable art. Learn the steps for each future picture. Intermediate students are welcome.
Session held at Jane’s studio 
on the edge of Haliburton village
Choice of dates: Tuesday July 19, 2022
              Saturday August 13, 2022
Janice Archer
16 x 12 Oil on canvas
The Matabanick “Home by Lake Boskung”
Carole Finn,OSA,CFS,SFCA
Art on the Edge
About The Event
September 20, 2022 - September 23, 2022
Join award winning artist Carole Finn as she shares her deep love for the wild, untamed landscapes of the Pacific Rim, one of the most beautiful places in Canada.
In this 4 day course for all levels of artists, Carole will help you to find and nurture your own painting style, with an understanding of modern impressionism and landscape art; share her well-honed techniques of mastering of Photoshop to demonstrate its use in making good decisions in choosing the right color, value and composition; and learn how to use the software in painting a landscape that will astonish you with their depth and value.
Elizabeth Johnson
Elizabeth Johnson's art gallery at Pizza on Earth in Dorset is now open to the public, with the same hours as the pizzeria.. You can see oil paintings of the Dorset area and of Algonquin Park. Check out Elizabeth's website at, her instagram @ejohnsonart and her Facebook page at Elizabeth Johnson's Studio./Gallery

Holly Hutchison

This piece, What Holds Us Together, will be in a group show at the Rails’End from July 12 to Sept 13. Please contact Laurie Jones for more info. 

Tara Love
Open Studio
June 18-August 30
Open Studio consists of 2 hour time slots of self directed time in the studio this summer only. Simply book your time and you’re only limited by your imagination.

Ages 18+~ Children 8-17 are invited to Open Studio when accompanied by an adult . All ages must have completed the “Intro to Clay” class to be eligible. 2 Kids to 1 Adult maximum.

Monday & Saturday
10:00-12:00 & 6:00-8:00

Studio Fee - $45 + hst
Anne Bailey
“A Cottage Garden”
Oil on Canvas- 10”x14