The ArtWorks School to Career Partnership program spearheaded by Heritage Museums & Gardens started in 1997 as a way to connect area high school juniors and seniors with working artists across Cape Cod & the Islands. Approximately forty students participate in an eight-week internship with area artists in disciplines including painting, photography, illustration, pottery, graphic design, and fashion.
The internship culminates with a project presented by the students to their mentors and the public in early 2015.
One of the students is getting a head start, however, and presenting some of her final project at an event on December 30. Falmouth junior, Lily Hennessy has been working with local sustainable fashion journalist Amy Dufault on her yearlong fashion “fast,” where Amy did not purchase new clothing; she enlisted local tailor Kathryn Hilderbrand to rework the clothing she already had in her closet. Aptly called, The Tailor Project, Amy enlisted the photography skills of Lily to document some of her interactions with the hardworking local tailors.
The free event will not only feature Hennessey’s photographs, but also show some of the revamped items from Amy’s closet.