Legion 2011 – Show & Sale

April 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

Another semester, another Show & Sale! Another Show & Sale, another post from us here at HSTA about how amazing our Show & Sale was…seriously. Once again, we were blown away by the professionalism, the quality and breadth of work, proud of the amount of participation from every in-season certificate and VCAD, and incredibly pleased with the response from the community. To make a bad pun, they came in legions. We keep saying it, but it only makes it more true….each time, our Show & Sale gets bigger : more work, more students, more visitors, more sales. Still only in its infancy, the bi-annual Show & Sale has proven itself to be a “don’t miss” event and here at HSTA we congratulate all of  our students who participated and thank the legions from the Haliburton Community and beyond who came out in support of the emerging arts and our Campus.

The Painters Five

April 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

Featuring HSTA instructor Ruth Read. Ruth currently teaches Drawing- An introduction to Basics (July 25-29 2011) in Haliburton School of the Arts summer program and is also an instructor in the Dual Credit program instructing High School students from Lindsay and Bowmanville in a college-level course, where they simultaenously acheive a high school course and a college credit plus valuable experience within post-secondary education in the Arts.

Alumni Spotlight: Deborah Murphy

April 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

Image:  Beans from Kitchen on Canvas

HSTA- VCAD and Glassblowing alumni, Deb Murphy, has recently been announced as an artist-in-residence at the newly resurrected Art in the Park at Pukaskwa National Park. Deborah will be in residence Friday, June 3 – Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

Approaching 60 and obsessing with the transience of life, Deborah resurrects life’s rejects in the materials she uses – from the fungi in her Gooderham, ON yard to the electrical wiring from her husband’s work to the windows from her godparents’ home.  “My art escapes me with the force of a robust fart that refuses to be contained; accompanied by laughter and protests of surprise,” she says.  Pukaskwa can’t wait to spend some time laughing with Deborah this spring! While in residence, Deborah will be offering workshops (Details to TBA.)

The resurrection all started with a local artist prompting, begging, nagging staff at the Park to bring back Pukaskwa’s Art in the Park program. They listened, and there’s no better year for it – this year marks 100 years for the world’s FIRST national parks system. Parks Canada is celebrating its 100th, and HSTA is proud that Deb is a part of it.

Pukaskwa located at the end of Highway 627, 15km south of the TransCanada Highway 17. The closest communities are Pic River First Nation and Heron Bay, also on Highway 627, and Marathon,a 25 minute drive west of the park. It is a 4.5 hour drive northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, ON and a 3.5 hour drive east of Thunder Bay.

Pukaskwa is a spectacular wilderness park located on the most rugged and wild section of the Lake Superior coast. Tucked into this shoreline is the 67-site Hattie Cove Campground. Known for its quiet and intimate feel, Hattie Cove is the sort of hidden gem the pulls visitors back year after year. But , Lake Superior makes its own weather. Even in the summer months, visitors should expect cool temperatures. Daytime highs rarely go higher than 25°C and evenings can be chilly around the fire. On the bright side, the days there are long!

Congrats again Deb!

Haliburton’s Year-End Party – Apr. 15th 2011

April 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

Brought to you by your friendly neighbourhood Student Association!

HSTA Summer – Sneak Peak!

December 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

Sneak a peek!  It’s like an early gift…

We’re not quite finished but we wanted you to see the work in progress. The 2011 Haliburton School of The Arts summer program is shaping up beautifully with perennial favourites and exciting new additions.

From Aboriginal Art Explorations to Zentangle, with Shoe Making, Iron & Glass Collaborations, Metal Casting, Kilt Making, Educating Through Arts, Image Transfer on Clay, an Etsy Workshop, Home Decorating & Make Over, Upcycled Linens & Fabrics, Blogging & Social Media, and so much more in between.

 The final schedule will be ready mid-February and registration will begin March. 

Christmas Preview – HSTA

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