The art… it’s alive!

Artists in bloom 2010, tonight

by Brian Lapuz

Every year, art comes to life at Dawson College. The night, organized by the Blue Ring Society, will give a chance for many of Dawson’s art students to showcase their talent, all while fundraising for a cause.

For the second year in a row, the Tony Proudfoot Fund of the ALS Society of Quebec will be the beneficiary of the twelfth Artists in Bloom, which will be held tonight.

About 25 students in Fine Arts and Illustration & Design will be painting from 6 p.m. for two hours, before their works gets auctioned-off by Rob Laurie from CTV, as of 8 p.m.

“It’s a good chance for us to submit our work in charrity format,” said sixth semester Illustration & Design student Tristan Tolhurst. “Doing it live is a different experience than being cooped up in a studio.”

Guests will be mingling, having ordeuvres and drinking wine while the artists will be doing what they do.

“It’s a challenge for them, they can get very nervous,” said Marie DiLiello, the main organizer. “but they are always very proud to have their parents and family members attend the evening.”

In the past, proceeds have been given to the St. Mary’s Foundation, The Cedar Cancer Institute, the Montreal General Hospital, etc.

This year, money raised will be going once more to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

“A little over two years ago, he was diagnosed with ALS and he’s been working fundraising,” DiLiello said.

For more information, contact Mary DiLiello at (514) 931-8731 etc. 1207. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

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