Fine Arts students showcase their work at Durham Region headquarters

Durham Region’s headquarters has an inspiring new look thanks to our Durham College (DC) Fine Arts students.

A new public art installation representing the themes of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility was unveiled on Wednesday, February 15. With these themes in mind, DC’s talented artists crafted a selection of bold and colorful paintings, which are now on display at 605 Rossland Road East in Whitby.

“Public art meaningfully connects people with built environment, strengthens our sense of culture and creates a more beautiful community to enjoy every day,” said John Henry, regional chair and chief executive officer of Durham Region. “This new installation does all of that while celebrating the diversity of our region. It’s a visual reminder of our values, and it will help ensure everyone feels welcome and included here.”

Durham Region and DC partnered on this public art project with the goals of connecting people and places, creating beautiful spaces, and supporting the local creative community.

Fine Arts students in their final year participated in the project as part of their Community Collaboration – Service Learning course, in which they work with community groups and explore critical social and community issues.

“We were proud to partner with the Regional Municipality of Durham on this project, which gave our Fine Arts students an opportunity to apply their classroom learning in the real-world,” said Linda Flynn, DC’s associate vice president of Development and Alumni Affairs.

I am deeply proud of their work which will be enjoyed by community members for years to come.”