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Wed, Apr 10

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Haliburton Fish Hatchery

On Halls Island- Where Solitude, Nature and Creativity Meet

Telling Our Stories Speaker Series

On Halls Island- Where Solitude, Nature and Creativity Meet
On Halls Island- Where Solitude, Nature and Creativity Meet

Time & Location

Apr 10, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Haliburton Fish Hatchery, 6712 Gelert Rd, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0, Canada

About the event

Telling Our Stories Speaker Series

In  the Haliburton Highlands there is a special place where artists come to  create. Halls Island on Koshlong Lake has a story, many stories in  fact.

Author,  poet and editor, Ruth E. Walker will tell the story of Halls Island  Artist Residency, highlight various artists who've been there through  the residency, and describe the impact on the artists and on our local  community. 

In the summer of 2023, local artists Sandi Luck, Nadine Papp  and Wendy Wood shared a residency on Halls Island. Together they worked  on eco-dying and eco-printing using the vegetative matter from the  island. They will talk about their work and display some of the  beautifully dyed fiber and eco-prints created during their time there.  Sandra Bouza, another Halls Island alumni and wonderfully talented  singer/songwriter will be here to share her incredible story and perform  a few of her songs.

Ruth  E. Walker, is the founding Co-chair of Halls Island Artist Residency  Management Committee in Haliburton, and a member of the Arts Council  Haliburton Highlands. Ruth lives and writes in Oshawa, Ontario and at  her riverside cottage in Minden Hills.

Sandi  Luck has dabbled in all things fiber since childhood, progressing from  sewing doll clothes to her own wardrobe, soft furnishings, decorative  embroidery and weaving. She specializes in felt making, stitched  textiles, and natural dye using wet felting techniques to create  accessories.

Nadine Papp is a fibre artist that practices embroidery using various techniques and materials.

Wendy  Wood has been painting for more than 30 years and weaving for more than  20. She has participated in many group and solo shows over the years.  She now works from her studio in the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario,  where just looking out of her studio window is an inspiration for what  she does be it with a paint brush or a skein of yarn.

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