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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…

Art-ivism Show & Tell

H’art Centre welcomed the Kingston community to learn about how the value of the arts to people with developmental disabilities and how artists use their art to make a positive change and promote inclusion on Tuesday, May 16. The event featured short performances, displays and talk back opportunities with inclusive arts instructors to learn more about the success, challenges, and inclusive arts approach. Presentations…

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Elizabeth Morris brings the laughs to H’art

H’art Centre was pleased to present Elizabeth Morris’ Face & Body Drama workshop and her One-Woman Show as part of Able Artists last month. Filled to capacity, the workshop got us on our feet and focused on our facial expressions. Jam-packed with audience participation, her One-Woman show didn’t disappoint. Able Artists is our ongoing series of talks,…

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Able Artists presents Playwright Judith Thompson

H’art Centre is pleased to host playwright Judith Thompson for an Able Artists talk back session facilitated by director Kathryn MacKay after the matinee performance of H’art Centre & Box Productions co-production of RARE on Saturday, December 6th at 2 p.m. at THE BOX at H’art Centre, 237 Wellington Street, Kingston. Thompson is a playwright, director, actor and professor…

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Able Artists presents We Are All Musicians

Able Artists Series: Inclusive Music Making   Juno award winning composer-percussionist Jesse Stewart joined the Able Artist series to introduce inclusive music making technologies to the local community. In a morning session, Stewart led our artists with disability through a collaborative music making session. Then, we invited community music leaders and educators, students, musicians, advocates, and social service professionals in…

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Able Artists presents Adapted Dance Training

Menka Nagrani to lead professional development workshop in THE BOX Dance educators, educators, social service leaders and teaching artists are invited to join Menka Nagrani, the founder and choreographer of Montreal’s integrated dance-theatre company, Les Productions des Pieds des Mains, and two of her celebrated dancers for an introduction to adapted dance training on Saturday,…

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Able Artists presents Music & Inspiration Workshop with Justin Hines

Schools Invited to Workshop with Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Justin Hines   H’art Centre is inviting acclaimed singer-songwriter Justin Hines to deliver a free Music & Inspiration Workshop along with the Canadian folk-pop duo, Ash & Bloom on April 3 at 11 a.m. for local high school and post secondary students and educators. Hines is an award-winning musician who has performed across…

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ABLE ARTISTS 2013

  NOVEMBER 26-28 THE BOX @ H’ART CENTRE 237 Wellington Street Kingston ON Professional artists with disabilities and those who support access to the arts from across Canada will come to Kingston to tell stories, share work and open minds. The forum’s purpose is to raise local, national and international awareness of the value of…

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Acclaimed Singer Songwriter Justin Hines to Perform

  On Wednesday, November 27 at 7 pm, acclaimed singer-songwriter Justin Hines will perform as part of ABLE ARTISTS 2013 at THE BOX at H’art Centre. Even though Justin Hines grew up singing in church at his grandmother’s behest, his realization came at the most unlikely of places— at a Toronto Raptors’ basketball game in…

The Church of 80% Sincerity

  On Tuesday, November 26th at 7 p.m., at ABLE ARTISTS 2013, Vancouver-based inspirational humorist David Roche will present his one-man show, “The Church of 80% Sincerity”. The Church of 80% Sincerity tracks the inspiring, poignant, wickedly funny and sometimes heart-breaking story of David’s journey from shame to self-acceptance. David’s powerful vignettes and keen observations invite the sweet (and sometimes raucous) laughter that flows…