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)
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.