Art in Action Advocate Spotlight: Anne Dauer

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Anne Dauer served as a member of the development committee and helped raise funds for AiA. Now a former board member, she continues to be a strong supporter of AiA and always makes a reliable appearance at our annual event.  We are so thankful for her constant support and we appreciate everything she has done for Art in Action!


1) How did you get involved with Art in Action and how have you remained involved over the years?

I started out doing the original program with the Junior League. We took laminated prints out to the schools and discussed them with the kids. This would have been in the early 70s. I got to know the founder, Judy Sleeth. Working with kids and art became a life-long commitment.

2) Why do you think arts ed is important for kids?

It’s wonderful for kids to be involved in responding to questions where there are no “right” and “wrong” answers. Art offers opportunities to expand kids’ ability to imagine and interpret.

3)  Why do you support Art in Action? What is it about what Art in Action does that resonates with you? 

I love the fact that this nonprofit fills in where school budgets are lacking. It is a great opportunity for the kids to be creative.

4)  What do you think is the best way for people to get involved with Art in Action? 

If you agree with the above, you will know how important it is for kids to create art. Please get involved by volunteering and/or donating to this wonderful project.

5) Why do you support (and/or are active in) Art in Action?  

Working with the original project in the 70s, I found my real calling as a volunteer and was subsequently a docent at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Cantor Museum on the Stanford campus.

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