Serena Kataoka – Executive Director (email)
Serena has been the Artistic & Administrative Director of White Water Gallery since July 2015, and is excited about the role that this artist-run centre is playing in revitalizing North Bay through contemporary artistic practices.
She believes that art can change “the world,” and that it can create new worlds. Artistic objects and practices make sense within particular contexts, and so have the capacity to disrupt inherited modes of organizing our ways of living together (e.g. colonial, racist, sexist, ableist, hetero-sexist). Art also generates contexts in which the senses are partitioned differently, and so its ‘real’ force can be felt through eruptions of ‘new’ ways of living together (e.g. just, responsible and responsive); one might describe such an eruption as a “distinct aesthetics,” and it is politics in action.
2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Eric Euler, Chair
Kayla Liberty, Vice Chair
Kristin Lucas, Secretary
Wesley Patterson, Treasurer
Maurice Switzer, Elder
Chris Kosloski, Member
Keven D. Smith, Member
Mitchell Ellam, New generation member
Amanda Weckwerth, Art Fix representative
Interested in joining our Board? Check out our CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS.