A NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA Nestled amidst the hills of the Haliburton Highlands in the hamlet of Wilberforce is the building that was Ontario’s FIRST Red Cross Outpost Hospital; established in February of 1922. Now a museum dedicated to the people who worked so hard to make the hospital a reality, the museum proudly displays medical equipment of the time, a maternity kit, (recently loaned to the Museum of Civilization, “Caring Profession: 400 years of Nursing in Canada” exhibit in Ottawa), period furnishings and countless archival photos. OPEN Daily July and August 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (off season tours by appointment)
on the Main Street
2314 Loop Rd.
Contact: Hilda Clark
If you are looking for something to do this long weekend why not take in the A.J VanDrie Exhibition at the Ethel Curry Gallery.
Coming soon .. the www.MadeInHaliburton.ca Gallery! Come and see us at 115 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, Ontario. K0M 2K0. It is right across from the Water Street and Bobcaygeon Road intersection. We are moving as quickly as we can to open as soon as possible but, don’t have an exact date as yet. Our target is to open by July 6th, 2012. Watch for updates on the timing here.
I have selected this original oil on canvas painting by W. J. Cornwall for today’s “Art of the Day” posting because I am attracted to the light in the sky that contrasts with the pervading darkness and sense that bad weather is near. Having observed two bad storms just last week I am struck by the way the artist has captured the colours and just how real the scene appears.
This June 29th is The Art Hive’s 5th Anniversary. They are having a birthday bash on Saturday June 30th 11-3:30 … please join them and let all your friends know about the kick-off to their summer long celebration! This event is only the start of the celebration. They have a series of 2 week exhibitions planned that have a theme of the 5 Asian Elements: Metal, Fire, Wood, Earth and Water. Each lasting 2 weeks and featuring the work of different Art Hive artists.
The first exhibition is Metal and runs from July 7 to July 20 and features Erin Lynch and Sue MacDonald.
The second element is fire, and Laurie O’Reilly will be presenting her encaustic (from the Greek word enkaustikos, ‘to burn’) pieces. This exhibition will be in conjunction with John Jackson who is a stain and fused glass artist. The “Fire” Exhibition runs from July 21 to August 3rd.
Wood is third running from August 4th to the 17th featuring Tiffany Howe, Ron Evens Noelia Marziali and Britt Lauson.
Earth is next August 18 to the 31, Sandi Luck, Sharon Lynch, Dianne Mathesand Rita Benson.
Last, but by no means least, is Water September 1st to the 14th with Charlene McConnel and Darby Bayly
On the first Saturday of each exhibition the artists will be available from 11 until 3 to chat with you about their pieces. Please mark your calendars and take in this wonderful event.
Tickets for the September 15 & October 21 Concerts are now available online at www.MadeInHaliburton.ca. Why not enjoy a relaxing evening of music by some of the best in the business? Not too many tickets left so buy early to avoid disappointment.
September 15th brings Triple Forte to the Northern Lights Pavillion at 7:30 p.m. You are guaranteed a thrilling concert when three renowned soloists come together. The combination of Violinist Jasper Wood, cellist Yegor Dyachkov, and pianist David Jalbert, as Triple Forte brings a wide-ranging repertoire, from Haydn and Beethoven to the wit and humour of Ravel and Ives. The Toronto Star has said they “cast a magical spell”. Triple Forte quickly establish a graceful and comfortable rapport with their audience.
October 21 brings internationally-renowned Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc has specialized over the years in 17th- and 18th-century repertoire, and is now exploring the areas of French melodies, lieder, and Acadian folk music. Robert Kortgaard has performed piano solos with major Canadian orchestras and throughout the world. In demand by esteemed vocalists, he has partnered with Isabel Bayrakdarian, Wendy Nielsen, Measha Brueggergosman, and Jean Stillwell. We are eagerly looking forward to an evening of rich and varied vocal and piano virtuosity!
If you are looking for great music at a great price why not buy a ticket to the Diamondback performance on June 30th, 2012 at the Dominion Hotel in Minden, Ontario. Tickets are available from the Dominion Hotel by phone or in person. The performers are Mike McKenna, Scott Kushnie, and Peter McGraw.
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Symphony by Al Van Mil
I’ve selected this painting by well-known Canadian artist Al Van Mil for today’s “Art Selection of the Day” because it matches my mood. The title of the painting “Symphony” creates a sense of melodic movement in the trees and captures my imagination.The painting measures 40″ by 26″.
Check out our website for more of Al Van Mil’s paintings.
Mark September 15 and 16, 2012 on your calendars and participate in the Algonquin Highlands Doors Open Tour. The Art Hive is participating in the Algonquin Highlands Doors Open Tour because it is located in what once was Welch’s General Store, an historic general store that was the focal point of Maple Lake – a community that has all but disappeared. The Art Hive is an artists’ cooperative representing Haliburton County artists and fine craftspeople. In addition to the usual display of work by artists affiliated with the Art Hive there will be a “Doors Open” themed display of work by artists who are participating in the newly launched website www.MadeInHaliburton.ca. This website a collection of the work of artist in the Haliburton Highlands, some but not all of whom are also affiliated with the Art Hive. Join us to see what inventive interpretations our artists make.
Doors Open Algonquin Highlands is part of the Ontario Heritage Trust’s province-wide initiative that celebrates, educates and informs citizens and visitors about the importance of architectural, cultural and historical sites around the province.
Algonquin Highlands is participating for the first time and intends to unveil the story of its community history by providing opportunities to visit unique destinations that played a vital part in its history. Some of the sites will take your breath away as they reflect the beautiful natural settings that are so much a part of the Haliburton Highlands. The Algonquin Highlands website has a complete list of the stops of the Algonquin Highlands Doors Open Tour. For information on participating sites across Ontario, visit the provincial Doors Open Ontario website.