Saturday, May 6, 1 – 4 pm: “Luminous” Photo Art Show Reception

Photography Comes Alive with Music, Poetry, Dance

Ekphrasis – responses of other arts (dance, poetry, music) to visual art (photography).

Join us on Saturday, May 6 for the opening reception of “Luminous”, a photo art show.

Seven photographic artists join together with professionals in the fields of dance, poetry and music to present an afternoon of visual art with Ekphrasis performances in response to the photographs.

Photographic artists are Linda Briskin, Sheila Craig, Simone Creed, Kye Marshall, Mary Perdue, Jana Skarecky, and Patricia Stamp.

Performers responding to the visual works are dancers Meiko Ando, Ashley Burton, and Aviva Fleising, musicians Kye Marshall and Jana Skarecky, and writers Josie DiSciascio-Andrews, Bianca Lakoseljac, and Carla Wilson. There will be two different performances beginning at 2 pm and 2:50 pm on Saturday, May 6.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

The photographs will be exhibited from May 4 – 31. To view by appointment or for more information, contact the General Manager at 416-922-3618.

Luminous

Saturday, April 1, 1 – 4 pm: “All That Jazz” Art Show Reception

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 1 for our “All That Jazz” art show, coinciding with a jazz and blues music concert by the same name on April 21.

Think rhythm, repetition and music. On display will be diptychs, triptychs, multiples and singles, as well as rhythmic pieces that call music to mind – perhaps something reminiscent of the Jazz age, rich with colour and energy, or moody Blues.

The show runs from March 30 – May 3. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, April 1, from 1 – 4 pm. Admission is free.

See the Concert Series on the right side of this page for “All That Jazz” music concert details and to purchase concert tickets.

All That Jazz Art Show

All That Jazz Music Concert

Saturday, November 26, 11 am – 4 pm: “Gifts from the Muses” Show and Sale

The Heliconian Club will be holding its third annual Fine Art and Gift Show and Sale, “Gifts from the Muses,” on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 11 am – 4 pm. The show features affordable art works including paintings, photographs and mixed media, as well as unique handmade arts and crafts, music CDs, books, and jewellery – perfect for gift giving or just for yourself! All items are handmade by members of the Heliconian Club. Live musical performances and literary readings will add to the holiday ambiance.

Gifts from the Muses art, gift and craft show and sale

Friday, October 14, 7:30 pm: Concert #1 – “Folk Meets Classic”

The Toronto Heliconian Club

presents

Folk Meets Classic

 Friday, October 14, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00)

Dunluc Castle North IrelandOur first concert of the season celebrates the beauty and timelessness of folk melodies, which have provided inspiration for classical composers for centuries. Our exploration takes us from England to France, Norway, Romania, Spain and Canada, in repertoire for voice, piano, violin and cello, as well as traditional instruments such as the hurdy-gurdy and the seljefløyte. Featuring Alison Melville, Kye Marshall, Suzanne Yeo, Janet Catherine Dea, Paula Arciniega, Evelina Soulis, Jin Lee Youn, Jane Blackstone, Louise Morley, Dorothy de Val, Allison Arends, and guests Andrea Haddad and Sandra Spencer. Join us for conversation and snacks afterwards.

TICKETS

Tickets are $25 general admission,
Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult
available online at Folk Meets Classic – Tickets or for purchase at the door.

Woman with hurdy gurdyLOCATION

Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto

Parking
There is green P parking available on Yorkville Avenue and Cumberland Street, as well as limited street parking right on Hazelton Avenue.

By TTC
Take the Cumberland exit at the Bay subway station. Walk north along the pedestrian walkway to Yorkville Avenue. Cross the pedestrian crossing at Yorkville Ave. and continue on Hazelton Avenue, where you will see Heliconian Hall on your right hand side just after Scollard Street.

Sunday, October 23, 1 – 5 pm: “Reverie” Jazz Concert and “Three Visions” Art Reception

TWO FOR ONE BENEFIT EVENT

JAZZ CONCERT AND ART SHOW RECEPTION

Visual Arts and Music collaborate on Sunday, October 23 to present a jazz concert, “Reverie”, featuring our own acclaimed Kye Marshall on cello and Juno award winner Don Thompson on piano from 1 – 3 pm followed by the “Three Visions” art show reception and refreshments from 3 – 5 pm.

“Reverie” is a musical benefit for the Heliconian Hall Foundation to provide enhanced accessibility to this heritage building (one of the few remaining in Yorkville). Admission is $20.

“Three Visions” art show features painting and photography by Peggy Dean, Mary Perdue and Kye Marshall. The opening reception takes place from 3 – 5 pm right after the concert. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. The show runs from October 7 – November 2.

Optional additional donations by cheque made out to the Heliconian Foundation receive a tax receipt.

Profits from art sales will be donated to the cause.

Buy tickets for Reverie

Reverie Jazz Concert
Three Visions Art Show

Saturday, May 7, 1 – 4 pm: “Elemental Light” photography reception

Shenfeld Salta 1A reminder to mark your calendars for Saturday, May 7 from 1 – 4 pm for the opening reception for ELEMENTAL LIGHT, a photography exhibit featuring eight Heliconian artists, and poetry, dance, and music. The reception takes place at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue in the heart of Yorkville.

Poets, dancers and musicians respond to the spirit of selected photographs, enhancing the artistic impact of the images, a delightful form of synergy called ‘ekphrasis’. Performances take place at 2 pm and 2:40 pm on May 7.

 

Blue-gray clouds bear down upon the mountains
causing them to tremble and slip, cascading into
rolling hills, sliding down to the shore where
a ribbon of water separates the land.

On this side a riot of color blooms
from within the earth, innards
spewn in orange yellow blue-
green forms of dimpled light.

The river shimmers with
dreams of transformation
yearning to be solid,
facetted, fixed

But nothing here is fixed, all is fluid,
even this solid earth of changing colors
and shapes dancing with light, wind,
kaleidoscopic cloud formations.

Poem: “Salta, Argentina” by Amanda Hale, in response to
Image: “Salta 1″ by Joanne Shenfeld

May 28 & 29: Doors Open at Heliconian Hall

Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 from 10 am to 5 pm
Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue in the heart of Yorkville

The Heliconian Club will be participating in this year’s Doors Open event. Last year, we were delighted that close to 600 visitors dropped by on the Saturday. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Visit the Doors Open website at http://bit.ly/1rxaV6q to find out more about historic Heliconian Hall.

ELEMENTAL LIGHT, a photography exhibit featuring eight women photographers will be on display. On the hour, starting at 11 am, musicians, poets, artists, dancers and writers will offer short performances and presentations, some of which will engage directly with the photographs on the walls. Last performance is at 4 pm.

Please encourage your friends and contacts to drop by.

About Doors Open Toronto:

Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two million visits in nearly 700 unique locations across the city. It is Canada’s largest Doors Open event and one of the three largest Doors Open events in the world.

The 17th annual Doors Open Toronto is scheduled for May 28-29, 2016 and will offer residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of more than 100 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

#DOT16

Elemental Light Photography Show

 

October 23, 2015, 7:30 pm: Dueling Divas Present . . . “A Night at the Opera”

 

Allison Cecilia Arends, soprano

Allison Cecilia Arends

Join Heliconian member, soprano Allison Cecilia Arends, mezzo-soprano Kathleen Promane, and pianist Maika’i Nash for an evening of the most beautiful opera arias and duets.

The ladies will be accessorised by French artist and haute couturière Catherine Sequalino-Poititer, owner of Toronto’s own CSP Arts Embroidery.

Reception to follow, along with a presentation outlining our Mini Mozarts Music Camp initiative, a camp for underprivileged children in one of Jamaica’s most destitute neighbourhoods.

October 23 at 7:30pm Heliconian Hall 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto Tickets: $25 at the door, $20 if pre-ordered by calling 647-833-5400 or emailing allison[at]allisonarends[dot]com