Feb 10, 2021 | Featured Stories, H'art Studio, News, Past Projects, Virtual

Hand holding yellow pencil crayon filling in a star under sketches of community helpers

H’art Centre is launching a new season and plans for monthly art projects under the slogan, “Finding Good”.

“People have been isolated, missing friends and loved ones, feeling bored, tired, stuck, and out of shape,” said Katherine Porter, Executive Director of H’art Centre. “Last year, we trained ourselves to appreciate the small things. This year, we will build on that skill. In January, we started to focus on finding something good. We will observe closely and find the good in this stressful time. The helpers in our community, the feeling of gratitude, music, nature, the changing seasons are just a few. We will share our art in an effort to reach out and promote the well-being of our community.”

Although the pandemic and a recent stay-at-home provincial order have posed challenges to working on the large annual exhibit and performances for which the organization has become known, administrators and staff reworked H’art Studio’s 2021 program plan to support the production of monthly art projects.

“We had to be more flexible and adapt to changing directives. We plan to share more about the process, people, and art throughout the month on our website and social media,” said Porter. Watch for posts starting in early February.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, H’art Centre is offering VERY limited in-studio participation but H’artists can also take advantage of the virtual H’art Studio program. Virtual H’art Studio is currently offering a 12-week workshop also based on “Finding Good”.  Here are a few of the things online H’artists will explore: gratitude journaling, recycled orchestra, instrument brainstorming, song development, practice sessions, presenting our songs, virtual tours, and more.

We would like to thank the Harry E. Foster Foundation for its support of this project. 

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H’art Centre is located below Good Life Fitness. The building’s main entrance is off of Barrack Street. Wheelchair access and audience access to THE BOX inclusive performing arts space is available through the entrance on Wellington Street.

237 Wellington St., Kingston, Ontario, K7K 0B5

T: 613.545.1392