Cultural centre reopens with quilt exhibit

By Laurie Carmount Presently exhibiting at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery, in Minden, is Colour with a U Too. This is a touring, national exhibition from the Studio Art Quilt Associates. A nonprofit organization, SAQA’s mission…

AH pens letter of support for arts centre…

By Chad Ingram The Township of Algonquin Highlands is supporting a grant application by the Haliburton Highlands Arts Centre Foundation for money for a feasibility study for a would-be state-of-the-art performing arts centre in the…

New Nick Russell album to be released next…

By Chad Ingram Virtuosic Haliburton Highlands guitarist Nick Russell is dropping a new album March 1.Entitled ARCHTOP, the album takes its name from the 1949 Gibson L-7 guitar Russell used throughout its recording. Archtop guitars…

Potter combines carving and raku

By Chad Ingram Renée Woltz says the beautiful natural environment and thriving arts community of the Haliburton Highlands feed her creative spirit.Woltz will be displaying and selling her unique pottery at the studio of painter…

Photo conveys the mood of Picasso 

By Darren Lum A couple weeks ago Haliburton Highlands Secondary School student Colleen Petric put one foot toward a post-secondary education in visual artswith an effective photo re-creation of Picasso’s Old Guitarist 1903. The art…

New tech brings colour to black and white…

By Zachary Roman The Minden Hills Cultural Centre has been using an artificial intelligenceprogram called DeOldify to restore old photographs with colour thenposting them to Facebook for the community to view from the comfort andsafety…

Stories to brighten your day

Need to take a break from COVID-19 stories? Check out some of these features about people in our community. Shannon Quigley has always loved history but she said it wasn’t until her first job as…

Engaging people in history

By Sue Tiffin Shannon Quigley has always loved history but she said it wasn’t until her first job as a summer student at a Parks Canada national historic site that she realized it could be…

Howe sees connections in Salvaged Remnants

By Sue Tiffin Tiffany Howe won’t be at her exhibition Salvaged Remnants at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery for the duration of the show but withdidactics on the wall showcasing her work the multidisciplinary artisttold the…

Using the power of art for health 

Despite an ocean separating the two countries Canadians and Australians have more in common than we think said Adriane Boag learning and access co-ordinator with the National Gallery of Australia. “A group of people who…

Hold on to your hats … Irish Mythen…

“I had no idea what to expect when this five-foot-nothing lady tookthe stage all smiles and twinkling eyes and guitar. Then she openedher mouth and out flew a voice that came straight from the Heavens…”That…