Artists in Bloom is an annual event held at Dawson College through which the Blue Ring Society, the honour society of Dawson students, raises funds for a charitable cause of their choice.
This year the Blue Ring Society has selected the Dawson Foundation with the focus on students in need as the beneficiary of this the event. Over the past 13 years, the event has raised more than $85,000 for mostly medical causes.
The event puts on display two dozen or so talented student-artists in the Fine Arts and Illustration & Design departments who create new works of art before a live audience over a two-hour period, which are then auctioned off.
The event begins at 6 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Cafeteria (3C.1) with the artists bringing blank canvasses to life as guests mingle, eat and drink while the creative process unfolds before their eyes.
At 8 p.m., the gavel drops as CTV television personality Rob Lurie starts the auction of the paintings. Tickets to the event are $10 and everyone is welcome. Tickets are available at the door or through Student Affairs (2E.6).
Location: Dawson College – 4001 de Maisonneuve West – Room 3C.1
Date of event: Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 6:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Mary DiLiello – (514) 931-8731 x1207 firstname.lastname@example.org