Students will learn how you can actually make a living in the arts at the first ArtWork festival taking place November 19, 2011, from 1pm to 4pm, at Centennial Regional High School in Greenfield Park, Quebec.
This event will feature performances from artists and students, as well as kiosks and workshops on training opportunities and options for youth interested in pursuing a career or developing their entrepreneurial abilities in the arts.
Well-known Montreal artists are expected to perform or give workshops, including DJ Shortcut, actor Tristan D. Lalla, musicians Tim Brady, Jennifer Bell and Bill Mahar, visual artist Dave Todaro, dancer Marie-Josée Trottier and author Dimitri Nasrallah. The group EnMasse will be coordinating a live art project in which students will be joining artists to paint a large mural at the school. Additional artists still to be confirmed will be announced on www.cedec.ca/ArtWork and the event page on Facebook.
Youth art will also be on display and students from Centennial Regional High School and Heritage Regional High School and will be performing various dance, drama, music, and theatre pieces.
ArtWork is being organized by the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation, in partnership with the Quebec Drama Federation, the Riverside School Board, the English Language Arts Network, Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi de Laporte and several volunteers.
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