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Posts by Tracy Ryan

What matters is connection

On October 14, 2018, Able Artists hosted a very successful celebration of the work and life of Zena Bernstein, a local artist and renowned illustrator of the Newberry Medal award-winning children’s classic, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh. We invited our signature sponsors to share their experience.  By Bill & Nancy Gray We met…

Brook Catherine Doseger Endowment Fund Award

The Brook Catherine Doseger Endowment Fund is a permanent fund initiated by Catherine and Greg Bell, and supported by several donors, in memory of Brook Catherine Doseger (1992 – 2016) Brook Doseger’s passion for life and adventure knew no bounds and this spirit overflowed into everything that she did. The endowment fund will honour Brook…

Special Like You draws praise, ovation

More than 70 people came out for “Special Like You”. Our artists enjoyed thrilling applause and a standing ovation – thank you! Special Like You was a thematic exploration of nature, the elements, animals, and transformation through dance and theatre. This presentation, created and performed by H’art School artists and instructor Jessica Irwin, shared the results of the 2018 summer program called Moving in…

H’art to train more artists and educators with new blueprint

Over the last year, friends and former board members Peter Wolf and Bonnie Henderson and graduate student Sarah Carroll prepared a six-module training course, called MixAbilities. The modules formalize H’art Centre’s current practices and will ensure a standard for training future artists and educators to deliver our inclusive arts approach. We can’t wait to launch the program in 2018/19. To receive future updates on this effort, sign…

A thank you from Martadella

H’art Centre marked its 20th year in Kingston with a major production at the Isabel Bader Performance Centre from April 20-21, 2018 and would like to thank everyone who made the event possible. “We started 20 years ago with the belief that people with developmental disabilities in our community had more to give and that the arts could be an incredible vehicle…

More to Give: Anniversary Message

An anniversary message from our Founder Dear Friends, H’art started 20 years ago with the understanding that people with developmental disabilities from our community had more to give and that the Arts could be an incredible vehicle to encourage them to do just that. Since then, thanks to the unfailing support of the community, our…

CFKA supports first BOX Residency

This month, H’art Centre will launch its first BOX Residency project. The ground-breaking project will provide two artists who are Deaf, living with disabilities, or experiencing barriers with the time, space, and resources to pursue a creative project of their choice in THE BOX and to engage adults with developmental disabilities in advanced workshops using their…