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Small Things

Small Things

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. To help with community efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, we suspended rehearsals and postponed the April 17 & 18, 2020 performances of Small Things. We will update you about the new schedule and venue when the information is available.

Vince Love Club 2019

Vince Love Club 2019

The Vince Love Club is an annual gathering for registered H’art Studio's artists and their family members and caregivers. Dress your best to honour the memory of our dear friend Vince and take a moment to remember what is truly important in life: music,...

Exhibit: A Message From Nature

Exhibit: A Message From Nature

An exhibit and fundraiser in support of our next major performance THE BOX, 237 Wellington Street Saturday, June 8 - Sunday June, 9 2:00 PM -4:00 PM Choir performance 3:00-3:30 PM In A Message From Nature, H'artists and Canadian artist Katherine Porter create a joyful...

All H’art Events – 2020

Small Things

Small Things

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. To help with community efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, we suspended rehearsals and postponed the April 17 & 18, 2020 performances of Small Things. We will update you about the new schedule and venue when the information is available.

All H’art Events – 2019

Vince Love Club 2019

Vince Love Club 2019

The Vince Love Club is an annual gathering for registered H’art Studio's artists and their family members and caregivers. Dress your best to honour the memory of our dear friend Vince and take a moment to remember what is truly important in life: music,...

Exhibit: A Message From Nature

Exhibit: A Message From Nature

An exhibit and fundraiser in support of our next major performance THE BOX, 237 Wellington Street Saturday, June 8 - Sunday June, 9 2:00 PM -4:00 PM Choir performance 3:00-3:30 PM In A Message From Nature, H'artists and Canadian artist Katherine Porter create a joyful...

Weekend Arts Mixer Volunteer Training Seminar

Please make note of DATE CHANGE Our H'art Accessible Arts Program (HAAP!) needs volunteers to assist with weekend events for our special intergenerational "Weekend Arts Mixer" (WAM!) project. This mixer will add to H'art Centre’s efforts to engage seniors who live in...

All H’art Events – 2018

2018 Vince Love Club

2018 Vince Love Club

The Vince Love Club is an annual gathering for H’art School participants and invited guests. Dress your best to honour Vince and to take a moment to remember what is truly important in life: music, dancing, laughter and friends. _wpas_done_all 1 _ctc_event_start_date...

The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree

In Prince Edward County, there stood a 700-year old sugar maple that some believed had magical powers to grant wishes. For 200 years, people would kneel beneath her canopy holding the branches and the leaves close to their hearts and make wishes that ultimately came...

Exhibition: Zena Bernstein

Exhibition: Zena Bernstein

Able Artists proudly presents an exhibition on the life and work of illustrator Zena Bernstein Made possible with support from signature sponsors Bill & Nancy Gray Join us to celebrate the work and life of local artist and renowned illustrator of the Newberry...

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...

Special Like You

Special Like You A new dance presentation for parents, caregivers and family members of registered H'art School participants. Seating is very limited, call 613-545-1392 today to reserve your seats.   _ctc_event_end_date 2018-08-16 _ctc_event_recurrence...

Able Artists: Talk by Menka Nagrani & Screening of Eurêka

  H'art Centre's Able Artists series is pleased to be sponsoring a talk and film screening by Menka Nagrani, founder and choreographer of Montreal's Les Productions des pieds des mains at the upcoming Canadian Association of Theatre Research 2018 conference to be...

A Gift from Martadella

A Gift from Martadella

A Gift From MartadellaIsabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts 390 King Street West Kingston, OntarioApril 20 – 21, 2018 (see below for more detailed times)Adults $20 Seniors (over 65) $12 Children (under 12) $12An inspiring musical for anyone who believes they...

A Gift From Martadella

April 20-21 Isabel Bader Centre Performing Arts Centre, Performance Hall An inspiring musical for anyone who believes they have more to give & H'art Centre's 20th anniversary celebration event Produced by H’art Centre By Kathi Toth Switzer & David Archibald...

All H’art Events – 2017

Vince Love Club 2017

The Vince Love Club is an annual gathering for H’art School participants and invited guests. Dress your best to honour Vince and to take a moment to remember what is truly important in life: music, dancing, laughter and friends. FREE    

Lessons Learned and Loved

An exhibit and fundraiser in support of major 20th anniversary performance   In 1998, artist Katherine Porter established a group that would grow into Kingston’s H’art Centre, an arts hub where people with disabilities create, study, and produce works in the...

Dramaturgies of Translation

This event was nominated for the City of Kingston's Celebrating Accessibility Award As part of our Able Artists series, H'art Centre is proud to be co-hosting with Queen's Department of Film and Media, a two-day gathering featuring internationally renowned theatre...

Art-ivism Show & Tell

H'art Centre welcomed the Kingston community to learn about how the value of the arts to people with developmental disabilities and how artists use their art to make a positive change and promote inclusion on Tuesday, May 16. The event featured short performances,...

Down Syndrome By The Dozen

Down Syndrome By The Dozen

Down Syndrome By The DozenTHE BOX at H’art Centre 237 Wellington Street Kingston, OntarioApril 19 – 29, 2017(see below for more detailed times)Adults $10Imagine living in a world that makes little sense to you, where the rules can be developed without your...

Down Syndrome by the Dozen

Produced by PeerLess Productions in association with H’art Centre Written By Jacob Ballantyne Directed by Kathryn MacKay Performed by David Archibald, Amie Bello, Natasha Daw, Kevin Beauregard, Erin Bennett, Jesse MacMillan, Ashaya Garrett, Sophie Christopher, Diane...

Able Artists presents "Arts & Long Term Care in Kingston"

On March 12, 2017, H'art Centre will present an information-sharing workshop called Arts & Long-Term Care in Kingston as part of our ongoing Able Artists series. Long-term care administrators, arts organization administrators, arts instructors, educators,...

All H’art Events – 2016

The Secret Life of Natalie

The Secret Life of Natalie

The Secret Life of NatalieTHE BOX at H’art Centre 237 Wellington Street Kingston, ONDecember 6 – 10, 2016(see below for more detailed times)$10Produced by H’art Centre Directed by Kathryn MacKay Music Direction by Kathi Toth Switzer & Michael George Choreography...

Vince Love Club 2016

 A joyous afternoon for H’art School participants and invited guests Dress your best for this sophisticated celebration to honour Vince and the way he inspired us to live life to its fullest. This event will feature annual awards, dancing, music, popcorn & juice,...

The Secret Life of Natalie

The Secret Life of Natalie Produced by H’art Centre Directed by Kathryn MacKay Music Direction by Kathi Toth Switzer & Michael George Choreography by Melissa Mahady Wilton Inspired by the song "I Can Fly" by Michael George Performed by: Anna Sudac, Anna G....

Fresh Art! Pop-Up Shop

Come join us at our pop-up art store and discover fresh art products curated from the summer program! This season, we are encouraging our artists to explore "growth" in themselves and the world around them. Our June "pop-up" shop takes its inspiration from the life...

Melos Choir presents: Music with H’art

Melos and H'art Centre's Choir and Percussionists collaborate in performing works such as Pachelbel's Canon on May 1 2016. They highlight the use of sol-fa and great music teachers through the centuries in western classical music. Melos choir and period instruments...

Open H'art

Our artists have accomplished amazing things this term and family, friends and the general public are welcome to come and celebrate their work! This free event is perfect for parents, friends & family, potential volunteers, special educators, and people 18+ with...

Art Exhibit – Office of Sophie Kiwala, MPP

MPP Sophie Kiwala is inviting the public to join her, her staff and volunteers to celebrate the New Year! She will be showcasing artwork from H'art Centre in her constituency office and welcoming the artists and their families. If you have any accessibility...

All H’art Events – 2015

Able Artists Series: Elizabeth Morris' One-Woman Show

As of March 28th at 3:00 pm, this event is SOLD OUT. Thank you for your interest.  H'art Centre is pleased to present Elizabeth Morris and her one-woman show. The stand-up comedy is based on her experiences as a Deaf woman in the hearing's world.  Also, the confusion...

Baboo

My name is Mary. Margaret Mary Theodora Macdonald. I have a good life.  My father was an important person, you might’ve heard of him. Show Times: Thursday, November 12 at 10 AM (Please note: Thursday, Nov 12 at 10 AM is now SOLD OUT). Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 PM...

Able Artists presents the Tamir Neshama Choir

Join us for an inspiring afternoon with Cantor Benlolo and the Tamir Neshama Choir!  Under the direction of Cantor Daniel Benlolo, this dynamic group whose core members are singers with developmental disabilities has performed their eclectic repertoire of liturgical...

Off the Record

Join H'art School's Poetry Collective on Tuesday, September 29th from 7:30-8:30 p.m. as they read from their manuscript in progress! This small group of participants has been developing this project over the last year. This event will feature original poetry created...

Signs, Songs & Stories

Signs, Songs & Stories is a free event but we ask that you let us know you will be coming. Register now! Did you enjoy Able Artist Elizabeth Morris’s comedy workshop and one-woman show in March? You won't want to miss this! What happens when three women with...

Helping Hands: The Journey of a Deaf Autistic Artist

H'art Centre is proud to present the talk Helping Hands: The Journey of a Deaf Autistic Artist by Angela Morris as the next presentation in the Able Artists series. Angela Morris is originally from England and now lives in the village of Bath near Kingston, Ontario....

Elizabeth Morris brings the laughs to H’art

Elizabeth Morris brings the laughs to H’art

H’art Centre was pleased to present Elizabeth Morris' Face & Body Drama workshop and her One-Woman Show as part of Able Artists last month. Filled to capacity, the workshop got us on our feet and focused on our facial expressions. Jam-packed with audience...

Baboo 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...

Exhibit: Out of the Box

Come to  Windmills Café beginning on May 24th to see H'art School's new visual art exhibit! The artists –– all adults with intellectual disabilities–– were challenged to use a simple box as a metaphor during this year's creative lessons and their own artistic...

All H’art Events – 2014

Able Artists presents Playwright Judith Thompson

Able Artists presents Playwright Judith Thompson

H’art Centre is pleased to host playwright Judith Thompson for an Able Artists talk back session facilitated by director Kathryn MacKay after the matinee performance of H’art Centre & Box Productions co-production of RARE on Saturday, December 6th at 2 p.m. at THE...

RARE

RARE

RARE Produced by H'art Centre and Box Productions Created by Judith Thompson Adapted and Directed by Kathryn MacKay Performed by Jacob Ballantyne, Kevin Beauregard, Natasha Daw, Anna Gervais, Ashaya Garrett, Nathan Sikkema, and Erin Bennett Show Times Evenings:...

Able Artists: “We Are All Musicians”

Join us for an inclusive music-making workshop led by Juno award-winning composer-percussionist Jesse Stewart. In a morning session, Stewart will be leading our artists with disabilities through a collaborative music-making session. Then, in the afternoon, we are...

Able Artists presents Judith Thompson

H’art Centre is pleased to host playwright Judith Thompson for an Able Artists talk back session facilitated by director Kathryn MacKay after the matinee performance of H’art Centre & Box Productions co-production of RARE on Saturday, December 6th at 2 p.m. at THE...

Rare

Rare

RareTHE BOX at H’art Centre 237 Wellington Street Kingston, OntarioNovember 19, 2014 (see below for more detailed times)Adults $10When Rare debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival stage, it received countless standing ovations and a spot in “Best of Fringe”. A Toronto...

RARE

This November, H’art Centre and Box Productions are excited to stage this compelling play for Kingston audiences. The Kingston adaptation of Rare features seven remarkable local performers, all with Down Syndrome, who utilize dance, music, mask and story telling in...

Able Artists presents We Are All Musicians

Able Artists Series: Inclusive Music Making   Juno award-winning composer-percussionist Jesse Stewart joined the Able Artist series to introduce inclusive music-making technologies to the local community. In a morning session, Stewart led our artists with...

Exhibit at Windmills

Exhibit at Windmills

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...

Able Artists presents Adapted Dance Training

Menka Nagrani to lead professional development workshop in THE BOX Dance educators, educators, social service leaders and teaching artists are invited to join Menka Nagrani, the founder and choreographer of Montreal’s integrated dance-theatre company, Les Productions...

Open House / April 5 @ 2 – 4 pm

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...

Open House

Open House

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...

Say What You Will / April 3 @ 7 pm

Say What You Will / April 3 @ 7 pm

H'art to Team Up with Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Justin Hines in April - SOLD OUT! H’art Centre is teaming up with acclaimed singer-songwriter Justin Hines’ on April 3rd at THE BOX inclusive performing arts space to remind Kingston that everyone has something to say,...

Say What You Will

Say What You Will

H'art to Team Up with Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Justin Hines in April - SOLD OUT! H’art Centre is teaming up with acclaimed singer-songwriter Justin Hines’ on April 3rd at THE BOX inclusive performing arts space to remind Kingston that everyone has something to say,...

Able Artists presents Music & Inspiration Workshop with Justin Hines

Schools Invited to Workshop with Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Justin Hines   H’art Centre is inviting acclaimed singer-songwriter Justin Hines to deliver a free Music & Inspiration Workshop along with the Canadian folk-pop duo, Ash & Bloom on April 3 at 11...

ABLE ARTISTS 2013

ABLE ARTISTS 2013

  NOVEMBER 26-28 THE BOX @ H'ART CENTRE 237 Wellington Street Kingston ON Professional artists with disabilities and those who support access to the arts from across Canada will come to Kingston to tell stories, share work and open minds. The forum’s purpose is...

The Church of 80% Sincerity

  On Tuesday, November 26th at 7 p.m., at ABLE ARTISTS 2013, Vancouver-based inspirational humorist David Roche will present his one-man show, "The Church of 80% Sincerity". The Church of 80% Sincerity tracks the inspiring, poignant, wickedly funny and sometimes...

Newton & Alice: The Musical

Newton & Alice: The Musical is SOLD OUT! H'art School is proud to announce Newton & Alice: The Musical! will be the first performance by its students in H'art's new fully-accessible performing arts space, The Box located at 237 Wellington Street in Kingston....