Helson Gallery Information
Located in Halton Hills Library & Cultural Centre in Downtown Georgetown
9 Church Street, Halton Hills, ON, L7G 2A3
Tel: 905-877-7915 Ext. 2517
In the Sisnett Lobby: Ice Storm Memories: paintings, photographs, stories and poems about the big event of December 2013. On view in the Sisnett Lobby from February 3 – March 9, 2014.
Exhibition Talk: Every Picture Tells a Story – February 23 at 2 p.m.
Helson Gallery Curator, Judy Daley, will give you the skinny on a new exhibition that looks at the role of story-telling in art. Learn the stories behind paintings from the culturally significant Helson Collection along with a selection of recent acquisitions donated by John and Gisela Sommer.
Artist Talk with Sue Sturdy: March 2 at 2 p.m.
Love art? Love to Knit? Then you’ll love this talk with renowned fibre artist, Sue Sturdy. Sue will share the details of her acclaimed projects in which knitters from around the world covered a bridge and created an underground secret garden. If you’re curious about yarn-bombing, don’t miss this talk!
Professional Development for Artists: Photographing your Artwork – March 30, 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Join artist and photographer, Peggy Taylor Reid, for this informative session and ‘up your game’ as an artist. Peggy will provide an introduction to the techniques and equipment used for documenting work in a variety of media as well as lighting and the preparation of digital files for applications. Registration is limited; please RSVP to Judy Daley by March 14.
Demonstration with Laura Kingsbury: April 19 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Gear up for Earth Day by celebrating the diversity and beauty of nature with noted local wildlife painter, Laura Kingsbury. Laura’s superb handling of watercolour, acrylic and pastel media coupled with an intense love of nature, make her paintings sought by collectors. This is a unique opportunity to watch an artist at work!
Professional Development for Artists: Out of the Studio – Into the World! May 4 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Looking to gain exposure for your artwork but not sure about how to approach art galleries and art dealers? This informative session with Sharlene Rankin of Toronto’s Telephone Booth Gallery will cover the basics and give you the inside track to success.
For further information please contact:
Curator, Helson Gallery
Halton Hills Cultural Centre
Town of Halton Hills
9 Church St., Halton Hills ON L7G 2A3
Phone: 905.877.7915 x2536
Public Events at the Gallery
Music at One Concert Series
The Helson Gallery is pleased to present local performing artists in the gallery for afternoon concerts. On the 4th Tuesday of every month at 1pm, the Music at One concert takes place featuring solo and small groups who perform jazz, classical, tributes, and other eclectic offerings. The concerts are free to attend, and donations are welcome.
Friday, March 1st, 2013 marked the unveiling of the Helson Art Collection and opening of the Helson Gallery. It was an evening of celebration and recognition in honour of our generous benefactor, Mr. Fred Helson. Mr. Helson was on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony, joined by his wife Rosanna, MP Michael Chong and Mayor Rick Bonnette.
On this same occasion, MP Michael Chong made an announcement about the Town's successful application to the Community Infrastructure Fund Program. The Town will receive $350,000 to assist with improvements to the Halton Hills Cultural Centre.
|Helson Gallery Public Viewing Hours|
|Wednesday||1:00pm to 5:00pm|
|Thursday||1:00pm to 8:30pm|
|Friday||1:00pm to 5:00pm|
|Saturday||1:00pm to 5:00pm|
|Sunday||1:00pm to 5:00pm|
The gallery will also be open for theatre events before the show and during intermission.
To book a group tour of the gallery outside of regular hours, please call the Cultural Centre Supervisor at
905-877-7915 x 2517.