The Darien Arts Center was recognized for its excellence in the arts and contributions to the community with a proclamation delivered by Senator Bob Duff on Friday, February 2nd.
Attending the presentation, were DAC Board members, including President Carolyn Cavolo, Cristina Boudo and Dan Kunetz, DAC Executive Director George Colabella, DAC Program Directors Juanita Bosee and Lisa Rae Koorbusch and DAC Administrative Director Austin Nadeau. The Senator’s visit included observing an adult ballet class and touring the Darien Arts Center’s studios and classrooms.
The proclamation, from the Connecticut General Assembly, offers congratulations and appreciation for the Darien Arts Center in recognition of its many contributions to the arts scene in Fairfield County, as a ‘beacon of arts education’ since 1975.
The DAC has been a vital community resource, providing visual and performing arts programs and events for the greater Darien area for almost 50 years, including classes in dance, music, and visual arts for individuals of all ages. Its continued growth over the decades has enabled preschoolers, children, teens, adults, and seniors to benefit from a creative art experience. Its educational offerings have expanded to include more than 75 different classes and individual instruction sessions, as well as numerous themed workshops throughout the year.
In addition to its educational programming, the Darien Arts Center hosts diverse community arts groups including Intempo, East Coast Contemporary Ballet, the Short Cuts Film Festival and a children’s shadow puppet performance, among others. The DAC also brings arts experience directly into the community, working collaboratively with other organizations and businesses, benefitting the region. The Darien Arts Center welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and provides financial assistance for those who are unable to afford its modest fees. Now in a state of expansion, the Darien Arts Center remains committed to providing an enriched arts experience and remaining a valuable community resource.
(Pictured: Senator Bob Duff and DAC Board President Carolyn Cavolo.)