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Thank You To The Participating Artists

For those of you who we know well and to the new artists participating this year, a heartfelt thanks on behalf of myself and the HBHAS. You remind us of what is possible.

Your work makes the art exhibition beautiful and a beloved community event for the Cultural Centre. We’ve had many visitors this year and so many wonderful compliments. You help us escape, if only for a moment, to different lands through your creative expression “Celebrating Freedom”.

Thank you for traveling to Halton Hills and sharing your positive vibe, talents and creative spirit. It was a magical evening.

Judy Daley, the curator of the Culture Centre, thank you for your input and assistance. We appreciate all the fine detail and effort that happened behind the scenes. We had fun.

To all the artists remember what Langston Huges said, “An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.” ~ Langston Huges

Are you an artist interested in participating in the HBHAS 2019 Art Exhibition? Email: francescadurham@gmail.com.

Support For The Arts In Local Community

The Arts Contribute To Community Vitality.

Thanks to the support of our local government helping to raise awareness for community events like the Emancipation Art Exhibition, “Celebrating Freedom.” Arts creates a strong shared identity and instills pride in our community cultural heritage.

Thank you Arif Virani, Member of Parliament, Parkdale-High Park and Mayor Rick Bonnette, Town of Halton Hills for your support visiting our 2nd annual Art Exhibition.

Participation in the arts and culture brings community together. It helps improve social inclusion leading the way for positive experiences with diversity, tolerance and free expression. Together we feel safer, stronger. Our community united.

Make Halton Hills Cultural Centre your summer destination. Drop in and discover something new and exciting!!!

The art exhibit, “Celebrating Freedom” runs until September 1st.

For more information contact;

Francesca Durham
Vice-chair, HBHAS
Email: francescadurham@gmail.com

Or contact:

Judy Daley
Curator, Helson Gallery
Halton Hills Cultural Centre
Town of Halton Hills
9 Church St., Halton Hills ON L7G 2A3
Phone: 905.877.7915 x2536



Every Picture Tells A Story, Ask Artist Ian Grant

2nd Annual HBHAS Art Exhibition Coming Soon!

Had a great time meeting artist Ian Grant on the Danforth, Areej Art Gallery, this past weekend. His solo exhibit, “The Journey” is more than a collection of photographs. His inspirations come from traveling the world. Some images cheeky and others uniquely soulful where the images transcend those influences.

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.  ~ Dorothea Lange

Make this your summer destination to drop in and discover something new and exciting!!! A dynamic opportunity to learn more about the artists and their body of work. All stunning and unique.

For more information about the Art Exhibit:

Francesca Durham
Vice-chair, HBHAS
Email: francescadurham@gmail.com

Or contact:

Judy Daley
Curator, Helson Gallery
Halton Hills Cultural Centre
Town of Halton Hills
9 Church St., Halton Hills ON L7G 2A3
Phone: 905.877.7915 x2536

More Than A Night To Remember With Leslie McCurdy

“Community, Roots & Culture” Symposium ~ HBHAS

Excited to share!!! Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

"Actor, Playwright, Dancer, Choreographer, Singer, and Mentor; recipient of the 2014 and 2000 Mayor’s Awards for "Artist of the Year" and "Outstanding Performing Artist” of Windsor Ontario respectively, Bachelors of Fine Art in dance with teaching certification from the University of Michigan and former choreographer and teaching assistant to Judith Jamison of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

Presenting: Things My Fore Sisters Saw – a one-woman play, where you will meet four women of African Descent who affected change in Canada: Marie-Joseph Angelique, a slave who was said to have burned down “half” of Montreal from whom we have the first slave narrative in North America; Rose Fortune, the first “policewoman” in North America who helped “freedom seekers” settle in Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia; Mary-Ann Shadd, the first North American woman to publish and edit a newspaper, amongst other things; and Viola Desmond who refused to give up a seat to segregation well before the celebrated Rosa Parks and who was recently named as the new face of the Canadian $10 bill. Experience the theatre production of how each of these women affected change in the Canada of their time and ours.”

Location:  Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd. Burlington, ON

Tickets: Early Bird: $25
At Door w/Reservation: $30

Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps?ll=43.320901,-79.800601&z=13&t=m&hl=en-US&gl=CA&mapclient=embed&cid=14288595255665240121

The Speakers’ Symposium will include historical, genealogical, and cultural speakers, authors, music and spoken word plus a marketplace of historical book suppliers and community/cultural vendors.


Healthy Communities Are Harping For Wellness

Surrender to the timeless wisdom of your higher self and join us next month at the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre for another peaceful Harping for Wellness Workshop.

Harping for Wellness at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre last night was another great success. It’s a fun and safe learning environment for everyone.

So grateful for this creative space where we gather to inspire each other, learn something new and authentically connect with each other. Participating brings us into relationship with like-minded people who stimulate our thinking.

Interested in being part of this mindful service and compassionate group?

To honor Mother’s Day next month we invite you to join us and bring your mom or daughter to share the experience.

To learn more contact Francesca Durham

Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom. ~ Ram Dass