Penny dress takes a lot of cents

Peterborough artist Heidi den Hartog works on a dress she made of pennies Monday, Feb. 4 at her...

Peterborough artist Heidi den Hartog works on a dress she made of pennies Monday, Feb. 4 at her home in Peterborough. (QMI Agency/ROB MCCORMICK)

ROB MCCORMICK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:41 PM ET

PETERBOROUGH, ONT. - For local artist Heidi den Hartog, the penny dropped about six weeks ago.

That’s when she decided what she wanted to make for Saturday’s third annual Wearable Art Show, a fundraiser for Public Energy, a non-profit organization that promotes dance, art and artists in the community.

“I went to last year’s show and had friends who were part of it,” she said. “It was a great show … interesting, over the top and creative, so as an artist, it was right up my alley.”

The penny dress was a natural fit for den Hartog, a copper-and-enamel artist.


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