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A Message from Our Founder: Let’s Dance!

According to diversity and inclusion expert Verna Myers, “While diversity is about identifying differences and making sure everyone is invited to the party, inclusion is about extending a hand and asking everyone to dance”. That’s exactly what we are doing this 2019-2020 season. Asking everyone to dance! A season devoted to dance has been a long time coming.  At H’art Centre, we’ve learned…

Julie Gourdier

Julie’s Birthday Fundraiser

Catherine Gourdier, a community supporter, is hosting “Julie’s Birthday Fundraiser” at BLUMartini on Saturday, November 2nd to honour the memory of her sister Julie Gourdier and to support the work of H’art Centre and Special Olympics Ontario – Kingston. This music and fun-filled celebration will feature: VIP Guest Vocalist Miss Emily, an acoustic performance by…

Project Update: The Box Seating Improvement

With the support of the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston and H’art supporters, we delivered THE BOX Seating Improvement Project and its goal to provide more accessible seating options and better sight-lines for audience members attending productions in our community-theatre space, THE BOX. In late August, three sets of 3-tier “tip’n’roll” bleacher-style seats were delivered and assembled and now provide seating for 76…

A Message From Our Founder

Dear Friends, Big anniversaries are exciting. Last year, as you know, we celebrated our 20th year. It was satisfying to look back to see how far we’ve come. But I think it is more exciting to look ahead. At 21, we clearly know who we are, how we can make our biggest impact and where we are going. I wanted to take…

Zena Bernstein Film, Festival Update

The short film we produced on the life and work of artist Zena Bernstein for our recent Able Artist event hit the big screen at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival on Saturday, March 2nd before a sold out crowd as part of Local Shorts, a collection of seven short films. What an honour to be…

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 Studio artists 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…