Comprised of emerging  creative leaders in the local arts community, The Lakeshore Arts Gallery Committee explores approaches to activating our storefront gallery and engaging local residents with multidisciplinary arts experiences.
Working in cooperation with staff, the LAGC provides assistance with the solicitation, review, and selection of artist proposals and the interpretation and promotion of projects and exhibitions. The committee also helps to guide the overall direction and priorities of the Smith Zone Gallery.

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Jenny Chen is an artist, arts administrator and recent graduate from OCAD University who specialized in drawing and painting and minored in illustration. Her personal practice involves the use of watercolour to tell narratives involving identity.

She currently works as the gallery coordinator at Neilson Park Creative Centre, a non-profit arts organization in Etobicoke. She is passionate about community arts and hopes to explore community engagement as a new member of the gallery committee at Lakeshore Arts. Please visit her website at Jennychen.me to learn more.

[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Kayla Polan” id=”” class=”” style=””]Canadian-born, Toronto-based artist Kayla Polan is a multidisciplinary artist working across traditional and new media. With a strong focus in art for social change, she maintains a visual art practice that is both conceptual and collaborative. Kayla recently graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design University with a BFA major in Drawing & Painting. Kayla has exhibited artwork in several group shows in Canada and Europe, including her work at the Feminist Art Conference where she also participated in a panel discussion (2017). Kayla is the recipient of the Sparkbox Studio Emerging Artist Residency Award (2017). When shes not working she likes to embroider while watching television with her two pet (underwater)snails.[/accordion_item][/accordion]
[accordion][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Vineetha Sivathasan” id=”” class=”” style=””]Vineetha Sivathasan is a recent graduate of the M.Arch program from John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (University of Toronto). She has worked at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto Art Centre, Textile Museum of Canada and she currently works at the Ontario Association of Architects. During her time at U of T,  she was exposed to the world of art and architecture history and practice, which led the way for her to find her inspiration and artistic identity that is an amalgamation of cultural and individual identity. Overall, she finds it to be her aim to make art and architecture that is whimsical, playful, and optimistic in the way people interact and react with it. She believes that aspects of art and architecture has to provide the phenomenological experience of an interaction – be it physical or psychological- that will evolve the playful creature that is suppressed.[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Cheryll-Ann Yelovich” id=”” class=”” style=””]Cheryll-Ann Yelovich is a Toronto-based visual artist who enjoys working with a wide variety of media. A third-year undergraduate at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) in Toronto, she is currently working toward her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art with a major in Sculpture and Installation, and a minor in Drawing and Painting. Cheryll-Ann has been involved in the arts for most of her life, and is a past member of both the Youth Arts Movement (YAM) and the YAM programming committee. She currently works as Lakeshore Arts’ weekend gallery attendant.[/accordion_item][/accordion]