Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
October 2016 Newsletter
October 2016 - News, Events, Workshops, Services and more
Oct. 27-30, 2016

Come out and experience art at the open studios of the Haliburton County Studio Tour: 27 studios, 41 artists and millions of beautiful leaves.  Colour brochures with driving maps are available at businesses all over the Highlands.

Thank you to our MPP, Laurie Scott,
for being an advertiser in our Directory

Expressions in Fibre Exhibition
 Watercolourist Gord Jones will be at 1032 Sintonia Lane Minden ON

Oct. 1&2 and Oct. 8&9
10 am to 5 pm
Pat Reynolds will be participating in
"Expressions in Fibre" Exhibition
Oct. 5-29, 2016

Exhibition being held at the Art Gallery of Bancroft

Oct. 23, 2016
Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre
Oct. 12, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Haliburton Highlands Healthy Communities:
Oct. 22, 2016 @HHSS gym

Brought to you by the Municipality of Dysart et al, HHHS, Community Support, Canoe FM & the Haliburton & Kinmount Lions

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


AGM and Membership Renewals

AGM November 16 @ 5:30: Haliburton Highlands Museum.  Please attend.              

September 1st was the beginning of our new membership year.  If you have not received an invoice for your membership please contact the Arts Council office.  After Oct. 31st people who have not paid their memberships will no longer appear on our website.  However you will be able to log into the website and pay your membership fee.
The Bursary Fund Covers partial registration fees and partial travel cost.
E-mail for Registration Fee Bursary Application Form.
Register to attend the SPARC Symposium today. 
Meet Our Moose
Oct. 1, 10:00 am -12:00pm 
Wild About Nature Gala
Sunday Oct. 23; 4:30 pm silent auction -6:00 pm dinner

Workshop by Rosemary McCraken
Minden Cultural Centre
Oct. 15 10:30-3:00, lunch catered by Molly's
Please register 705-286-6635

Second Sundays Crafting Group
Second Sunday of every month 2-4 pm
no matter your craft or art we've a spot for you!

Altered Book Art
Oct. 15 -Minden @ 2 pm
Oct. 18 -Gooderham @ 6 pm
Tech Savvy Tips & Tricks with Contact North
Oct. 21 -Dysart @ 1 pm
Oct 28 -Minden @ 1 pm
Windows 10 Tutorial with Contact North
Oct. 7 -Dysart @ 1 pm
Ict, 14 - Minden @ 2 pm
Family Story Time & Craft
Oct. 1 -Dysart @ 11 am, Minden @2 pm
Oct. 29 -Dysart @11 am, Wilberforce @11:30 am , Minden @1 pm

Carole Finn teacher
Acrylic Painting Class 
Thursday Oct. 6 to Nov. 10
with one weekend all day Sunday Nov. 6

OPEN STUDIO: Fall Sessions
Beginners will receive instruction in fundamental hand building and wheel throwing techniques.  Those with previous experience can review and move forward. 
Wednesdays: Oct. 26 - Dec. 14, 1-4 pm or 6:30-9:30pm
Tuesdays: Oct. 25 - Dec. 13th, 6:30-9:30 pm

Back to Balance Workshop
Oct. 1:9 am-4 pm Abbey Gardens West Guilford
Fall Festival
Oct. 22; 12 pm - 4 pm, Abbey Gardens

Oct. 1 & 2; 8 & 9; 10 am - 5 pm

Radio Stories & Random Paths
Mike Jaycock
Oct. 19th; 7-9 pm
at HHOS Fish Hatchery 6712 Gelert Rd.
Wild Edibles Forage & Lunch:Oct. 1
Some Like it Hot Glassblowing -Oct. 15
Stray Cats: Oct. 2 & 11 9 am -4:30 pm
Contact Yours Outdoors (705-)754-3436;;
Oct. 5: From Knitting to Quilting to Textile Art-My Journey; Moraine Quilt Guild Newmarket
Oct 19: workshop; Moraine Quilt Guild
Oct. 20: workshop; Orillia Quilt Guild 

Michael Clipperton
Beginning Nov. 6 and meeting weekly for 6 weeks workshops on introductory playwriting

Oct. 1: Dala -Red Umbrella Inn
Oct. 8: Don Ross -Red Umbrella Inn
Oct. 8: Open Mike - Haliburton Highlands Museum
Oct. 18: Steve Poltz -Home of Don & Marie Gage
Oct. 19: Steve Poltz -repeat due to sold out night before
Oct. 26: The Secrets - Tamarack Lodge
Oct. 30: Sheng Cai-
  Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion

Nov. 12: Open Stage- Haliburton Highlands Museum

Art Club for Kids
Tuesdays, 3:30-5 pm
Haliburton in Focus: Environmental Film Day
Oct. 1; 12 pm
Screening of a short docs made by Sticks & Stones Media & Sustained Ontario

Freckles the Fox
Available for purchase in local stores

Dorest Thanksgiving Arts, Crafts & Antiques Show
Sat. Oct. 8; 10 am -3 pm
Pumpkin Pie Social & Scarecrow Contest Awards
Wed. Sept. 19; 6:30pm -7:30 pm
Thriller Halloween Party 
Sat. Oct. 29; 7-8 pm
Check out the Dorset Rec Calendar for May events

Beginning Workshop to learn how to create fabric layering
Nov. 5/6; 705-457-3412

Oct. 24-28:-Contemplative Photography-Ways of Nature:John McQuade
-Florals-Big & Bold: Marianne Broome
-Landscape Painting-Inside & Out: John Anderson
-Painting Colour & Light: Janine Marson
-Quilts-Colour & Design: Beth Abbott
-Watercolour Basics: Marg McIntyre
Visit the SPARC website for more details

 photo by Jen Posti

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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.