May 14 – July 1, 2013
Uncertain Horizons Exhibit by Bertrand Pitt
Opening reception at Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden, Ontario and artist talk Thursday, May 16 at 4:30pm
Uncertain Horizons explores the connection between body and landscape. This work of art by Bertrand Pitt refers both to the current issues surrounding the effect human presence is having on the environment and to the micro repercussions that arise on a more personal scale. The video images, as well as the throbbing of the horizon activated by the participating spectators, lead to critical and poetic reflection on our sense of perception and on our impact on the environment.
On a Clear Day I Can See Forever by Canadian Watercolour Artist Shelley Beach
Congratulations to Shelley Beachfor winning an Award of Merit for her submission, “On a Clear Day I Can See Forever”, to the Aquavision 2013 Art Exhibition. The show was juried by Juror was Phil Richards, the artist who was commissioned to paint Diamond Jubilee Portrait of Queen Elizabeth.
This is the annual Exhibition of the art of members of the Toronto Watercolour Society of painters. This Exhibition began on May 8th and continues until June 2nd at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto.
The Toronto Watercolour Society of Painters (TSW) has made a lengthy contribution to the rich artistic history of the arts in Toronto for over 26 years. There are 300 accomplished painters who are members of TWS.
Selected Awards, including the Award of Merit to Shelley Beach, were presented during the reception and refreshments and a light snack were served to guests, the entire show was open to the public and all watercolours could be purchased. For more information visit www.torontowatercoloursociety.com
In case you missed the Haliburton County Folk Society Newsletter here is a reprinting of the content so you don’t miss a concert!
Catherine MacLellan Plays Minden United Church
Catherine MacLellan will be gracing the stage at the Minden United Church on May 24th, 2013 starting at 7:30 pm. This is one in the Haliburton County Folk Society 2012/13 concert series. If you have never attended a musical event in this church setting you are in for a treat! The acoustics are incredible and the music fills the chapel in an ethereal way.
If you have never heard Catherine perform then you are in for a real treat. The following paragraph is from her website:
“Her sweet tones weft gracefully throughout pensive and internalized lyrics that ponder, in the most elegant terms, the most relatable of internal dilemmas—balancing work and family, love blooming and fading away, and evaluating one’s own personal strength. Throughout the 14 tracks onSilhouette, it’s felt that you’re listening to the voice of an every-woman with a gift for expressing with poise the most personal of internal conflicts.”
Buy tickets online to avoid disappointment. Minden United Church is located on Newcastle Street in Minden. Parking is available on the street or in the Municipal Parking lot.
Large Tumbler by Susanne James, Canadian Potter.
Susanne James has been busily designing some new items over the long winter months and has come up with a couple of great new items! One is a tall tumbler, that comes in several colours, that is large enough to hold a beer. The beauty of a ceramic tumbler is its insulation value — it will help to keep that beer cool for longer than other mugs. Of course it will also keep any other beverage cool or warm as well. A great gift idea for Dad for Father’s Day.
Soap dishes by Susanne James, Canadian Potter
How about a nice decorator item for the kitchen or bathroom sink area … a soap dish that keeps the soap elevated a bit to keep it dry when not in use. This will make the soap last longer while decreasing the messy soap dish clean up that happens when water pools under the soap. Choose your colour when you order.
Cedar Utensil Holder by Charlene McConnell, Canadian Potter
Charlene McConnell has had a busy winter in her studio creating new and exciting items. I am particularly taken with her Maple Leaf Milk Pitcher, Maple Leaf soap dispenser, and Cedar Utensil Holder. The earthy feel given by the use of real Maple Leaves and Cedar Boughs is particularly appealing.
The Earth Tone series of bowls, serving dishes, soap dispenser, etc are beautiful, functional pieces of pottery to add to any collection. The tricolour glaze creates an array of colours that will match a variety of dinnerware colours and provide just the right accent for any buffet.
Pottery is really art that you can carry in your hand … Charlene takes that seriously but, also ensures that the item will be functionally relevant. Charlene has an ability to think of everything when she is designing. For example, her paté dish is made to also fit a 250 gm container of cream cheese or Kraft dips. Just pop the container into the paté dish and you have a decorative addition to your table .. and you won’t even have to wash the container as the plastic one will just lift back out.
Lotion/Hand/Sanitizer Dispenser by Canadian Potter, Charlene McConnell
MadeInHaliburton.ca , Haliburton Highlands Online Art Gallery
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Why not buy a gift certificate for a special someone — perhaps your mother for Mother’s Day? Or is there a wedding coming up and you are looking for a unique gift? Many couples getting married today already have everything in the way of furnishings but, what they need are those special one-of-a-kind touches to add to the walls or table surfaces in their new home. Yet, it is hard to pick those things for someone else. By purchasing a gift certificate for MadeInHaliburton.ca you are giving them the ability to choose from the work of over 50 artists: they can also choose to commission a custom piece from any of the artists if they do not see something that is just right for them.
As MadeInHaliburton.ca only carries 100% Canadian Art you are also supporting the hard work of artists who live or cottage in the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Canada.
Note: Value added certificates cannot be used for ticket purchases. They can be used for any other category. Certificates that allow for purchase of concert tickets are available but, do not receive an additional 10% value.
Harrison Kennedy is a million selling hit maker and is well remembered from his time with Detroit’s Chairmen of the Board, and for hits like ‘Give Me Just A Little More Time’. Kennedy is a strong vocalist, and he’ll be bringing his top-notch band to the Dominion Hotel in Minden on May 18th for an evening of scintillating rhythm n’ blues. Tickets are $20 plus sc and hst, and are available at the Dominion Hotel (705)-286-6954, 888-877-6954. Show time is 8:30
Harrison Kennedy Plays at Dominion Hotel in Minden May 18th, 2013
Check out the Press Release for some interesting and unique suggestions for Mother’s Day. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10651712.htm