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.
2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Holly Cunningham, Chair
Maurice Switzer, Vice Chair
Linda Large, Secretary
Heather Saunders, signer
Imogen Wilson, youth member
Keven D. Smith, Member
Cameron Armstron, Member
Wesley Patterson, United Way Young Leaders intern (and we hope, Treasurer-to-be!)
Interested in joining our Board? Check out our CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS.