Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
June 2017 Newsletter
June 2017 - News, Events, Workshops, Services and more
Haliburton Sculpture Forest Presents:
"Carved on the Canadian Shield"

A Sculpture Symposium in Celebration of Canada, Ontario & Dysart's 150
The four artists from 2 continents and 3 countries are in residence at the Haliburton School of Art + Design's stone carving & blacksmith workshop @ 149 Mallard Road in Haliburton Industrial Park. 
Featuring: John McKinnon, Mary Ellen Farrow, Jiri Genzer & Carole Turner
Public Welcome: Tuesdays May 30th & June 6th; 12-1:30 pm
                  Thursdays June 1st & 8th; 4-8 pm
Panel Discussion: "Carving in Place" June 7th 7-9 pm; Rails End Gallery
For more information: call Jim Blake curator 705-457-5278 or (c) 705-794-5075;;  
Wednesday June 14, 2017
Pinestone Inn Haliburton 5:30-8 pm
The evening of discussion will include:
 -Art in Public Spaces
-Fashion Fallies 2017
     -Other upcoming events

Artist in the School Program Needs your Trash 'N Treasures

Drop off times for donations:
Dates: Tuesday June 5th - Thursday June 15th
Times: 10 am to 5 pm
Place: Haliburton, Highlands Museum, 66 Museum Road Haliburton.

To make other arrangements please call Charlene @ 705.754.3536 or email We appreciate your support!!
for being an advertiser in our Directory

 Main Stage  
June 10th @ Minden Fair Grounds
Heritage Ballet's Spring Recital:
Midnight Masquarde

Saturday June 3rd
2:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Northern  Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Ticket link: 
The Arts Community will greatly  miss 

March 29, 1940- May 4, 2017
3rd Annual SIRCH Release of the Butterflies
Minden Cultural Centre
Sunday June 18th
12:00 - 2 pm
lunch, refreshments, butterfly release @ 1:30 pm
$30 donation = 1 butterfly
$100 donation = 3 butterflies; 
"A Funny Thing Happened on The Way To The Forum"

 July 3-7 (8pm), July 9 (2:30 pm), July 10-13 (8pm)
For more information call: 705-457-9933
Arts Directory 2017                
Directories are being delivered around the county this month.  If you wish to have some for your location, please let me know and we will get them to you.  If we have left too many for you, also let us know and we will try to pick them up or please think about dropping them off at a business in your area where there is more traffic.  By sharing the Arts Directory, we help promote each other and let visitors know about the arts and arts events in the Haliburton Highlands.  

Our Funders

Trillium Foundation
prov of ont


Our Donors


The Haliburton Forest Woodshop


Artists in the Schools 


Lions logo

The Haliburton & District Lions Club

The Minden & District Lions Club


Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Haliburton




Parker Pad & Printing Ltd. 

Jim Blake


 photo by Jen Posti

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Trash N Treasures Market Place
Head Lake Park June 17th all day
Raven Mad Crow Society Concert
Albert John Saxby with Sian Wilson
June 10 @ 7pm
Sacred Voice of The Woods Workshop
June 23rd 8:30 am - 2 pm with Bridging Dimensions & Rails End Gallery; 705-457-2330

June 3, 2017; 10 am @ Minden Cultural Centre
Bioblitz!! Haliburton Highlands Land Trust At Dahl Forest
June 24th & June 25th; 11 am to 11 am
Pollinator Garden
June 10; 9:30-12:00 @Abbey Gardens

Heritage Ballet
Spring Recital: Midnight Masquarde
June 3rd, 2 & 6:30 pm
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Summer Classes 6 -week programs
classes are subject to enrollment: Please pre-register by June 15th; 

Gord Jones
Toronto Watercolour Society Demonstration
J une 14; 7-9 pm -North York library

Annual General Meeting
June 6th, 7:30 pm @ Bonnie View Inn

Oil Painting Lessons
Mon. 10-12, Boathouse Studio in Carnarvon
$10/class; 905-435-7785;

Pre-Kindergarden Garden Programs
June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 @  10 am
Essential Oils Presentation
June 9 & 23 @ 3 pm
Pollinator Workshop 
June 10 @ 9:30 am
Haliburton Solar + Wind
grand opening June 10 @ 11 am
Friday Night Markets
June 9, 16, 23 & 30 @ 7 pm; 

Telling our Stories- Paddle to theTay
Judi & Frank Brouse
June 21st @ 7-9 pm
HHOA Fish Hatchery 6712 Gelert Rd.
Gone to Pot:June 8, June 16, June 20
Sip Swill, Savour: June 3 & June 24
P ut a little Spring in your step: June 2, 6
Adventures in clay: June 8, June 16 & June 20
Tastes of Haliburton: June 10
Rock On: June 10, 17 & 24
Some like it hot: June 11
Canoe Like a Canadian: June 15
Rock Hounding: June 22
Pedal Your Arts; Gears for Guilford: June 23
Path of the Paddle: June 25
Gems Beneath your Boots: June 28
Stray Cats: June 30
Day of Discovery -Silent Lake Provincial Park: June 7
Day of Discovery -H igh Falls Hike & Lunch: June 14
Day of Discovery -Algonquin Park: June 21
Contact Yours Outdoors (705-)754-3436;;
June 2, 9, 16, 23 
Learning about Colour
June 13, 14 & 15
Painting Texture & Surfaces
June 6, 7 & 8

June 10:  Haliburton County Fair; Cheryl Lescom with the Tuscson Choir Boys & the Paul DesLauriers Band -Minden Fair Grounds
June 17:Rosie & the Riveters - Minden United Church
Father's day dinner
June 18 @ 5:30 pm
Community Garage Sale
July 1, 9 am -2 pm
Dorset Fireworks
July 1st @ Big Trading Bay at dusk 
Check out the Dorset Rec Calendar for February events
Write to Win
Dorothea Helms & 

Courses & workshops in June :
June 10: Percussion Instruments workshop -John Proctor
June 19-23: Professional Issues with the Expressive Arts - Marylisa Ince
            Stone Carving -Advanced Studio Practice -John Mckinnon
June 26-30: Pencil, Pen & Ink Explorations -Marta Scythes
                   Photoshop -Michael Bainbridge
                   Stone Carving -advanced Studio Practice -John McKInnon;; 705-457-1680/1-866-353-6464 ext. 3

HSAD 2017 calendar cover artwork: Rod Prouse
"Sunset-Honeymoon Bay"
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Benefits of Membership
As a member of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands you receive:   
  • FREE listing of your artist/studio/business/organization details in the Arts Council's online Directory and in the annual printed Arts Directory (25,000+ distribution) with your BRONZE level membership.
  • Ability to purchase an enhanced listing in the annual Arts Directory (GOLD & SILVER level memberships).
  • Exclusive events listing in monthly newsletter e-blast to approximately 1,000 recipients AND free listing of your events on the Arts Council website.
  • Participation in promotional material mailing to Ontario Tourism Centres.
  • FREE classified ads in monthly newsletter and on the Arts Council website.
  • Ability to purchase your own e-blast to the Arts Council's database ($25 + HST per).
  • Access to Arts Council credit card program (7.5% fee on sales) and wine glass rental ($4.20 per dozen + HST).
  • Participation in the Artists in the Schools program.
  • Use of Arts Council Membership logo on your promotional material.
  • A vote at the Arts Council Annual General Meeting.
  • Opportunity to be a Featured Artist on the Arts Council web site.
  • Access to the Haliburton School of the Arts extensive resource library.
  • Paid opportunities to participate/exhibit at Arts Council-sponsored community events. 
What does the Arts Council do on members' behalf?
  • Compiles information for members about funding, resources, competitions, requests for proposals for artists and arts organizations and businesses.
  • Acts a voice for arts, culture and heritage in Haliburton County. The Arts Council has representation on the Haliburton County Tourism Coalition and is involved in provincial and national arts organizations.
  • Provides an information service to the public about the services, skills and products provided by members of the Arts Council. The Arts Council responds to requests for information by the public received by phone, mail or e-mail.
  • Facilitates business-to-business connections among Arts Council members
  • Collaborates with other organizations to promote the arts, culture and heritage. 
If you are interested in donating to the Artists in the Schools program, donors receive a charitable tax receipt. Cheques can be made out to the Friends of the Arts in Haliburton Highlands and mailed to PO Box 931, Haliburton ON K0M 1S0. Alternatively, you may donate via PayPal.