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DAREarts – igniting change




Dufferin County Museum hosted a textile fashion show presented by the Art Wear Network where 20 per cent of the proceeds went to a very special, unique and original Canadian Charity organization, the DAREarts Foundation Inc.
“During Stitches Across Time, we thought the Art Wear Network is a perfect fit for the fashion show,” commented Dufferin County Museum and Archives' Curator, Sarah Robinson adding, “Lunch was provided by the Globe Restaurant from Rosemont, and a percentage of the proceeds from the Fashion Show go to the DAREart Foundation.”
DAREarts is a growing foundation focused on helping otherwise under privileged kids who are looking for excellence in their lives. DAREarts reaches over 10,000 kids across Canada exposing them to worlds of all artistic mediums, opening their minds and helping kids to think differently and seize the moment where they realize they are awesome and they too can make a difference.
“Schools choose the two kids from each class who come to our programs and we expose them to every art form, dance, painting, fashion, drama and it's exciting for the kids because they not only get to leave school for the day, they get to visit the places art lives, in art studios, dance studios, we go to the ROM and we always have special guests, someone the kids would never have had the chance to meet and that someone may become inspiring to them,” explained Founder and President of DAREarts, Marilyn Field, who actually wore a garment one of the kids who had been involved in DAREarts had designed. “ When we approach schools we say, send us your bullies, send us those bullied, and when we get them we ask them to be leaders and the most amazing thing happens. It's amazing to see that child become a responsible leader, concerned to set an example, it's transforming.”
Addressing those who attended the Art Wear Fashion show, Field commented in gratitude, “ Fashion teaches kids, it really does. It's an expression. This day is very special. ”
DAREarts classes run are across Canada from Toronto, the GTA all the way to Vancouver.
Field's exuberance is second only to the incredible passion she experiences just talking about the changes the kids make in their lives. Field mentions that DARE stands for Discipline, Action , Responsibility and Excellence.
For more information, contact DAREarts if you wish to ignite change for at risk kids in your area by calling 1-888-540 2787, 905-729-0097, visit www.darearts.com, youtube.com/darearts, twitter.com/dare_arts, facebok.com/darearts. For more information about the fabulous Art Wear Network, contact, 416 898-0918, and visit www.artwearnetwork.com

By Alex Sher

President and Founder of the DAREarts Foundation, Marilyn Field pauses for a moment to take a quick picture with volunteer and DAREarts supporter, Susan Huntley modeling beautiful handcrafted at the Art Wear Fashion Show where 20% of the proceeds would go to DAREarts, a program for at-risk kids, helping them to achieve excellence which was held at the Dufferin County Museum on Sunday, September 21st.

President and Founder of the DAREarts Foundation, Marilyn Field pauses for a moment to take a quick picture with volunteer and DAREarts supporter, Susan Huntley modeling beautiful handcrafted at the Art Wear Fashion Show where 20% of the proceeds would go to DAREarts, a program for at-risk kids, helping them to achieve excellence which was held at the Dufferin County Museum on Sunday, September 21st.



 
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