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Developing A Daily Practice

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”- Jim Watkins This term, H’art School participants will work to strengthen their personal daily practice. What is a “daily practice”? It is a series of small, fundamental actions that, when applied with consistency, will inevitably improve skills, artistic work, and…

H’art continues a loving legacy

Every year, since his passing in July 2016, H’art has held a special event to honour the legacy of our dear friend Vince. This year was no exception and we gathered again for The Vince Love Club on December 19th. It was a chance for H’art School participants and invited guests to dress their best and take…

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…

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…

H’art’s 20th anniversary production gets a boost

H’art Centre’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Gets a Boost Friends offer early support to upcoming celebratory production, A Gift From Martadella H’art Centre’s effort to mount a major theatrical production to mark their 20th anniversary in 2018 got a boost from Josée Thériault of Thériault Wealth Management Team, RBC Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities this past weekend. Thériault, a veteran investment professional, active…

Arts and positive social change

Art-ivist:  A person who blends art with positive social action and inclusion In January, we began to learn about local artists who have used their art to make a positive change and promote inclusion in Kingston. We call these inspiring individuals by a new term –– Artivists! Learning about artivists means we have to stop to consider the issues facing…

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New project in development

Baboo: Missing in History   The Ontario Arts Council is supporting our research on the largely unknown life of Sir. John A. MacDonald’s daughter Mary who was born with hydrocephalus. His daughter, who he affectionately called “Baboo”, has a story to tell and H’art participants will bring it to life. While completing the research and development,…

Exhibit at Windmills on May 4th

I Say I Am Windmills Cafe Exhibit May 4-31 A group of H’art artists will exhibit a series of acrylic paintings at Windmills Café from May 4-31 bringing their original joy-inspiring work and pastiches of celebrated artists with disability to the public. The exhibit focuses on addressing stereotypes about people with disability. Some of the…

Open House / April 5 @ 2 – 4 pm

Get a look behind the scenes on April 5th On April 5th from 2-4 p.m., H’art Centre will host The Say What You Will Open House at 237 Wellington Street in Kingston to give people a look behind the scenes at the work that goes into H’art performances. You can meet the H’art artists, the instructors and the artists-in-residence who…