Mobiles in Memory

Halton Hills Public Library & Cultural Centre

Halton Hills, ON

Digital Craft Sculpture & installation

Join local Halton Hills artist Barbara Ariss in a digital experience in art and remembering. This video demonstrates how to create mobiles with origami crane, and it was produced in honour of the late Gisela Somer, who was known for creating such interesting mobiles with colourful origami birds. Gisela and her husband John were staunch supporters of the arts in Halton Hills. They owned an art gallery known as "House Sol," which was open to the public. Please enjoy this tribute to local art in Halton Hills.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

This event is free.

  • Dale Cox (left) Barbara Ariss (right) hanging one of Gisela Somer’s mobiles. Dale Cox (left) Barbara Ariss (right) hanging one of Gisela Somer’s mobiles.

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Barbara Ariss-Stroh-Wasser

Barbara Ariss-Stroh-Wasser is a resident of Halton Hills and conceptional visual artist who transforms ideas into visual images and has exhibited in group and solo exhibits in Halton Hills, Toronto, and the GTA, as well as globally in Europe, Australia, and Asia for the past 15 years. From 1967 forward, when she moved with her husband Albert Ariss to Georgetown, she designed residential homes for her husband’s business and worked as an educator in the Ontario Public School system in Halton County, Wellington County, and Dufferin County. As a foreign language teacher, she taught the prerequisites for studies in European Universities in Toronto on Saturdays. Combining her teaching experience with her artwork, she created children’s exhibits at the Halton Hills Cultural Centre and at Crawford Lake until 2011. Locally, some of her work can be seen in permanent installations in the Town Hall of Halton Hills (near the Building Department), at the Chudleigh Box Office at FirstOntario Place Milton, and at the Laurier University Education Centre in Milton.



Halton Hills, ON

Event Contact

Madison Carmichael