Julie Vetro is an Interdisciplinary artist. Vetro participated in the artist-in-residence program at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Her work has been exhibited in Toronto, the GTA, and in Ontario. She is currently an artist member of Gallery1313 (Artist-run centre) in Toronto. She has been a past member of Gallery 44 (Contemporary Photography), and LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers) in Toronto.
Vetro received a BA in Art & Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. She earned awards for outstanding achievement in painting and sculpture and was featured in annual publications. Vetro also received a B.Ed. from Brock University and studied filmmaking at Toronto Metropolitan University.
As an Educator, Vetro has taught for organizations, private schools, and school boards. As a Visual Arts Educator at the Living Arts Centre for many years, she instructed school workshops and community courses. She worked with students (K-12, and 18+) teaching in a variety of media (photography, filmmaking, painting, sculpture, and printmaking). Vetro was an Outreach Educator with Lakeshore Arts in Toronto. She collaborated with a Toronto based Actor and a Playwright. She taught illustration and created graphic novels with middle school students in the SHAZAAM Outreach Program.
As a Photography & Filmmaking Instructor, she was hired by the Peel District School Board to direct and produce a promotional video with middle school students. Vetro worked with high school students in the co-curricular program at Appleby College in Oakville. She directed and produced a short film promoting the Kerr Street Mission in Oakville. This past year, Vetro was a Photography and Visual Arts teacher at Lorne Park Secondary School in Mississauga.
Vetro is currently a resident of Niagara or Port Colborne, Ontario. She is teaching secondary Visual Arts with the District School Board of Niagara.