LAKESHORE ARTS STAFF
SUSAN NAGY | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
A long time resident of the Lakeshore, Susan is a graphic designer by training, a graduate of Sheridan College and has worked in the culture sector since 1981. Her passion for the arts and community combined with a dynamic management style has been instrumental in the growth of the organization. Susan ensures that arts development is always on every agenda and that it is recognized as a catalyst to drive and foster the local economy. She is a senior member of the LASO’s (Local Art Service Organization) within the City and sits on the Mimico BIA’s executive. In 2004, she was bestowed with the LAMP Award of Merit in recognition for her contributions to the community and 2009, 10 and 11 received a Certificate of Recognition as a community partner at the local high school, Lakeshore Collegiate. Susan was also the recipient of the 2012 Queen’s Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
NATASSIA MORRIS | OPERATIONS MANAGER
Born in Trinidad and raised in a performing arts family, Natassia’s love of the Arts began at birth and has grown exponentially since immigrating to Toronto in the early 90’s. Since then she has explored the city’s arts and cultural scene as a youth performer, professional dancer, volunteer, arts administrator, and dance instructor. She graduated from the Seneca College Creative Advertising Program while dancing professionally, after which she made the switch from stage to office – believing that she could do more innovative work to advance the Arts from behind the scenes. Natassia has worked and volunteered with a number of arts and cultural organizations over the years and continues to lead dance classes and workshops at schools, community organizations, and childcare centres around the GTA. On her down time, Natassia can be found reading, watching movies, and trying to keep up with her active six-year-old!
KIM DAYMAN | PROGRAM MANAGER
Kim Dayman is a graduate of OCAD U with a BFA in Printmaking (2007) and has thrived in the arts community for the last 15 years. As an arts programmer and educator she has worked with organizations including The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, The Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club, The Living Arts Centre, OCAD U and Art Starts. Pursuing her artistic practice she is a part of the inPrint Collective and has participated in arts events including Nuit Blanche, Culture Days and the Cultural Hot Spot as well as curating to a host of gallery shows. While at Art Starts she was part of the team awarded both the TCF Vital Ideas award and the Arts for Youth Award from the TAF. As a local resident she looks forward to bringing her experience to her own backyard. When she’s not working you can find her digging in the garden, playing with her dog or planning her next vacation!
ALESSANDRA CARDARELLI | SCHOOL PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
Alessandra is a certified teacher with a rich arts background. She completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster University in 2008 with a double major in Art History and Cultural Studies Critical Theory, before going on to complete a Master’s in Fine Art History at Queen’s University in 2010. Since then, Alessandra has made valuable contributions to Toronto’s arts and culture scene at Sotheby’s, Artscape Youngplace, Harbourfront Centre, and as a Visiting Artist in TDSB, TCDSB, and PDSB schools. With endless inspiration from her time spent working abroad as a tour guide in Europe, Alessandra started her own small business called Carte Blanche Creations, specializing in handmade one-of-a-kind Italian marble coasters which she continues to sell at local markets and pop-up shops throughout the GTA. In 2014, Alessandra completed her teacher training at OISE, where she was part of the Aboriginal Perspectives cohort and developed a passion for cross-curricular integration and important social justice issues. She is thrilled to bring her creativity and passion for the arts to Lakeshore Arts and the Mimico community. Her interests include travel, puzzles, soccer, making art, cooking and antiquing.
JACQUI ARNTFIELD | GALLERY COORDINATOR
Jacqui is a registered social service worker and socially-engaged artist who maintains a collaborative, conceptual and context-specific practice. She holds a BAH in Continental Philosophy from Queen’s University and a Community Worker diploma from George Brown College. Guided by a belief in using the arts as a tool to build identity, capacity and social capital, she has worked with numerous community arts organizations including Artscape Youngplace and 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education. As co-director of an interdisciplinary collective focused on interactive and participatory works, she has produced projects for public art events including NXNE Art, BIG on Bloor, Art of the Danforth, 100in1Day Toronto and The Laneway Project. Jacqui loves public art, politics, books and sunshine. Drop by the gallery to say hello!
ADRIENNE COSTANTINO | COMMUNITY PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
Adrienne is an arts educator and printmaker who has a passion for developing and facilitating programs that provide audiences of all ages and abilities with the capacity to connect to the arts in deep and meaningful ways. Adrienne is a graduate of the Master of Museum Studies program at the University of Toronto (2014) and holds a BFA in Printmaking from OCAD U (2008). She is a certified teacher under the Ontario College of Teachers having completed a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa (2011) as part of the Arts Cohort, which focused on creating lessons that incorporate the arts into all aspects of the curriculum. Before joining Lakeshore Arts, Adrienne held a two-year TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellowship at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, and has worked for Harbourfront Centre, Toronto International Film Festival and the Textile Museum of Canada. In her spare time Adrienne can be found gardening, riding her bike, traveling and taking in arts and culture events.