ND Artists Showcase their Creativity as part of Ontario150 Initiative!

On Saturday, September 30th, The Notre Dame Arts Society was thrilled to take part in this school year’s Culture Days, as part of the Ontario150 Initiative.

Amongst local professional artists, student artists from Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School (ND) were able to showcase their creative skills and professionalism in the main display at the Art Gallery of Burlington, which consisted of five hand-painted wedding gowns and corresponding vests.

The “Re-Imagine – Wearable Art” installation took nearly 7 months for 13 ND students to plan and execute. They worked in teams of 2 and 3 to complete each dress and vest, that reimagined master works from world-renowned artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, and Klimt.

The dresses and vests were originally showcased at the Notre Dame Arts Night in June of 2017, where they were first seen by the representatives from the Art Gallery of Burlington. ND art students, many of whom have volunteered at the gallery, were invited to participate with the seven guilds of artists, known collectively as Arts Burlington, that collaborate in the gallery studios.

A sincere thank you to all those who volunteered at the main display, and to all the ND students and their families who came out to support The Notre Dame Arts Society. We are looking forward to another great year of creative endeavours. Go IRISH!


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