Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands
September 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 continues 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.
Art in Public Spaces
Highlands Brewery Exhibition
The exhibition currently running at Highlands Brewery has the follow Arts Council members showing: Sharon Bell, June Krisko, Joyce Sumara, Susanne James, Chuck Lewis, Susan Hay, Jan Archer, Janet Bradley, Jacqueline Halupka, Laurie O'Reilly, Anne Baily, Greg Pichnej, Maija Stone & Biljana Banchotova

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. |

WhirlingWisdom Studio @ Frog Hollow Integrative Arts Weekend
18378 Highway 118, Tory Hill, ON, PH. 647-518-5593

Sept. 2th from 7 to 9pm 
Live Folk Musical performance With Brian Paul D.J traveling from Saskatoon,SK
community/musicians are invited to co-create
Sep. 4th from 1 to 3pm
"Follow Your Bliss"`~Art~ Tea Party 
 all Age welcome ~ all by donation 

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 

Hours for Rails End Gallery:
Wed. to Fri. 11am - 5pm & Sat. 11am - 4pm

Exploring Abstract 
July 12 - September 3 

Sept 8, 15 and 22nd, join author and editor, Ruth E. Walker for a series of three free workshops at the Dysart Branch of the Haliburton Library. Open to writers at all levels, from beginner to experienced, participants explore three aspects of creative writing: Finding Inspiration; Enriching Your Prose; Understanding the Power of Scenes. Workshops run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with hands-on exercises and group discussions for an engaging and creative atmosphere. This workshop series is part of Bookapalooza, the Highlands' full-day celebration of readers and writers on September 24 in Minden.
Together Again: Rural & Remote Performing Arts
Réseau SPARC Network’s biennial Symposium is back!
SPARC is excited to announce the return of our biennial Symposium. Set in beautiful Prince Edward County, the 2022 Symposium - Together Again: Rural & Remote Performing Arts - is full of industry led workshops, group sharing sessions and performances. Join us from Thursday October 13 to Sunday October 16 at this one-of-a-kind gathering of rural and remote artists, presenters, community animators and arts practitioners.
Registration is now open and includes all of the sessions and meals, for one price. For more information please follow this link to our eventbrite page:
Janet Bradley
"First Day of School " Oil
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.
Painting with Wolves
Sept. 10
Dominion Hotel
Janice Archer
"Puffin Parade"
Oil 24 x 18
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. Contact Laurie Jones for more info. 
Anne Bailey
12”x16” - Oil
Open Stage
Sept 10
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 129
719 Mountain Street
8 pm.​
Downstairs in "Club Room"
Please enter legion by side door (on left side of building)
There are stairs and no elevator at this time.

Big Little Lions
Friday Oct 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Lisa Ann Wright "Love, Death and Taxes" Live Concert
Wednesday September 7
7:30PM at the Dominion Hotel and Pub
Presented by the Halls Island Artist Residency
Admission by donation

Kathleen Dewar
1162 Petersen rd
In Carnarvon off of hwy 118
Jan Pierson
Available for sale… white silk yardage various types and weights, some black silk yardage as well at greatly discounted prices. Also fibre reactive dyes, procion and Mx. as well as a silk steamer. Contact…Jan Pierson…795-754-0323 or

Exhibit Name: Places Count Minden 2022
Event Date: August 27 – October 26, 2022. Opening Reception on August 27 from 1-4 pm.
Time: Exhibit is on display Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Minden Hills Cultural Centre, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, 176 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, ON K0M 2K0
Tickets: Admission is by donation. Exhibition catalogues are available for sale for $10.
For more information: 705-286-3763 or
Exhibit Name: The Muse, Under the Thin Blue Line
Artist: Bob Tunnoch
Event Date: November 1 – December 20, 2022. Opening reception to be announced.
Time: Exhibit is on display Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Minden Hills Cultural Centre, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, 176 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, ON K0M 2K0
Tickets: Admission is by donation. 
For more information: 705-286-3763 or