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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

the Art Show - in support of the Masai Tribal Girls Education

the Art Show - in support of the Masai Tribal Girls Education
May 26th & 27th, 2012
Saturday 2pm-9pm
Sunday noon – 6pm
14 Ridgemoor Ave. Toronto

As you can imagine, here at 100 mile finds H.Q. we are introduced some amazing artisans. It is humbling to watch these fantastically talented people pursue their dreams. These artisans live their lives with such passion that every aspect of what they do is blessed with their spirit and drive.  Nancy Lismer of ADORNMENTS Jewellery Design and Production has introduced us to an amazing initiative that we just had to share. 

“the Art Show” features 30 artisans working in a wide range of media including paint, iron work, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, wood working, dye, paper & photography. For the past 7 years, on the last weekend in May, Peg Graham and Marion Burnett have transformed Peg’s bungalow at 14 Ridgemoor Ave. in Scarborough into and indoor/outdoor gallery.  This year Peg Elliot’s neighbouring backyard will be added giving more space for the art work and a larger Silent Auction.
This is the 5th year that event has made the young woman of Masai village their cause. Up to 30% of each piece sold goes directly to educating the Masai girls and it should be noted that none of the funding goes to administrative overhead, which is so great. A bevy of volunteers have created and run the show making this amazing event such a huge success.
This year is extra special because the first recipients of the funding, which includes food, uniforms, books, medicine and shelter for 16 girls will be graduating. One is planning to be a teacher, two more are entering into nursing and one more hopes to be a lawyer. It’s amazing to me how powerful each one of us is. To think that with the organization and collaboration of these artists, who are each following their own passions and the hard work and dedication of the organizers and volunteers, it has been made possible for these young girls, who are a world away, to follow their own dreams.
This year starts with a new group of excited young women entering into their secondary school education and together we can all make a difference. Come out to “the Art Show” – In support of the Masai Tribal Girls Education, it’s a great opportunity to see some amazing pieces of art and to support a wonderful cause.

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