Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
May 2019 Newsletter
May 2019 - News, Events, Workshops, Services and more
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Downtown Haliburton Sculpture ExhibitionCall for Submissions for an Outdoor Exhibition
Deadline for submissions May 16, 2019
Open to all artists within Canada. Sculptures must be original works (new or existing) suitable for outdoor installation.  Artworks may be offered for sale.
Five entries will be selected for the exhibition -June 20th, 2019 to October 31st, 2019 in Haliburton, Ontario. A $250 honorarium will be paid to each participating artist. This is a joint project of the Haliburton Business Improvement Area (BIA) and the Haliburton Sculpture Forest.
For Guidelines and Application form go to
has bursaries available for adult as well as kid's courses.

We have a great selection of courses for kids from 4 to 10 years of age.  They can attend for 1/2 days or full days, Monday to Friday and supervision is available at lunch.
There are also full day, Monday to Friday options for youth & teens.  Youth classes are for 10 to 13 years of age and youth/teen courses are for 10 to 18 years of age.  The majority of options are combined youth/teen with most students at the lower to mid range of the age scale.
705-457-1680/1-866-353-6464 ext. 3
Nicholas Russel Album Release!
'Late Night & Early Morning'

May 5, 2019
Haliburton Highlands Brewing
 The Forest Festival 
Tickets are available: or by calling 1-800-631-2198

The line up:
An Intimate Evening with Steven Page
The Slocan Ramblers
The Satallites
Collette Savard & The Savants
Soul Stew
Amanda Rheaume
Tom Allen's Exosphere  
Seniors day on Tuesday... $5 off your order over $25
May Module Starts this Friday Saturday,May 3/4 . June Module starts
June 7/8- $295. for 4 full days

PHONE 705.457.2404 

'Brush & Pen Art Space'
Life drawing sessions available 2nd Wednesday afternoon
April -May 15th

These sessions are full, however the space is available for anyone wishing to organize their own group at a different time.
contact Laurie O'Reilly or David Skinner
Monthly watercolour workshop - 2nd Wed. 8:30-12:30
Call or email for more info 905-966-7193

 photo by Jen Posti

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Our Funders

Trillium Foundation
prov of ont


Our Donors


The Haliburton Forest Woodshop


Artists in the Schools 


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The Haliburton & District Lions Club

The Minden & District Lions Club


Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Haliburton




Parker Pad & Printing Ltd. 

Jim Blake


Art in Public Spaces 
Harvey Walker's "A Community of Music Portraits Exhibition":  I would like to thank the Art in public places committee for helping make it happen. Some images are still available to purchase at $100 each  with $20 of that going to the Arts Council and $20 going to the Folk Society.   
Spring is here and our artists are returning from the south.
JK Morin would like to share her:
"Perfect Artist Winter Getaway"
"I have had the opportunity to spend 3 months this winter in Puerto Vallarta.  The art community here is vibrant anf very active with winter getaway artistis.  For the full story click here ."

Ancestor Roadshow: Adele Espina Haliburton Highlands Genealogy 
May 4, 1-3 pm
Celebrate International Museums Day
May 18, 1-4 pm
Family Games Evening: Bring your favourite board game or enjoy one from our collection
May 25, 5:30-7:30 pm

Rails End Job Posting:  Summer Student 
Help Green Rails End Gallery This Summer
Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre seeks a creative and enthusiastic student to help us change the world by acting locally, and creatively,  to reduce waste consumption and lower our impact on the environment.
Request application by sending an email to: with the Subject Line: Green Gallery Animato
HHSS Annual Show
May 24 - June 1
Exhibition: Barb Lougheed: Erasure
Apr. 6- May 18; 705-457-2330

Annual Members Show
May 1- May 26

May 11: 10 am-12 pm
Barnum Creek Nature Reserve

Painting Lessons
Mon. & Tues. 10-12 & 1-3, Boathouse Studio in Carnarvon
$10/class; 905-435-7785;

Haliburton County Historical Society
Noon Pot Luck AGM
Speaker Gail Leach Wunker -Genealogy
May 23 Noon
Haliburton Museum
phone Larry Giles @ 705-754-0427

Pony Trekking
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 12:00- 1:00 pm
Shoreline Workshop
April 13; 1-3 pm
Garden Patch Kids Home School program
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 10 am-3 pm
Oliver and the Bee Book Launch
Marie Gage
May 18:  10-11:30 am
Clay Paint Night & Workshop
May 15, 6-9 pm 

Speaker Series
What on Earth is a Luthier & How DO I Get There
 Grit Laskin: Guitar Maker
 County Road 1
Wed. May 8; 7-9 pm
Fish Hatchery, 6712 Gelert Rd., Haliburton
Glass Fusion: May 4, 5, 18, 19, 25, 26
High Five!: May 1, 2, 9, 11, 13, 25, 31
Rock On: May 4, 10, 18, 25,     
Tips & Tricks: May 11
Woodlands Medicinals: May 11
Some Like it Hot: May 18, 19, 20, 26
Rock Hounding: May 10, 12, 18, 19, 24, 31
Medicinal Cannabis for Health & Longevity: May 4
Gems Beneath your Boots: May 16, 22, 26
Dog Days of Summer: May 12, 26
Path of the Paddle: May 25
Haliburton Rocks: May 11, 25, 
Glass Fusion: May 25
Making Moccasins: May 10,, 20;
May 3: Valdy & Doris Mason  -Dominion Hotel
Every Thursday: Nicholas Russell -Rhubarb Restaurant
May 11: Open Stage: Jeff Moulton -Haliburton Museum
May 11: Chris Antonik bank  -Dominion Hotel
May 25: Jeff Moulton -Dominion Hotel
May 27 & 28: Mike Biggar -Dominion Hotel

Highlands Chamber Orchestra                 
Watch for our spring concert at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion on May 25th, 2019.
Don't wait - space is limited in some of our summer courses! Try a Saturday workshop in something new or immerse yourself in a week of creative exploration. There are over 50 new courses this year, including:
  • Indigenous History, Symbolism & Art with David Beaucage Johnson
  • Art Making - Drawing, Painting & Collage with Helen McCusker
  • Music -An Introduction to Home Recording with Nicholas Russell
  • Painting & Yoga - Painting from the Inside Out Sandee Ewasiuk
  • Mark Making - Intuitive Explorations with Dagmar Kovar
  • Macramé Workshop with Hannah Strand
  • Knitting with Copper Wire Workshop with Sayward Johnson
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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.