Welcome to the Art Gallery of Mississauga!
The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery that was founded in 1987, opening its doors in the new Mississauga Civic Centre that same year. The AGM presents a changing calendar of contemporary, thought-provoking, engaging and accessible exhibitions featuring regional, national and international artists. We thrive alongside long-time partners and welcome new collaborators to always be presenting and encouraging those artists that are established, new and upcoming.
Mississauga has a population of over 800,000, with varied cultural demographics and is projected to grow to 996,000 by 2031. In a city that speaks in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Mandarin, Polish and Vietnamese among other languages, the AGM has realized that to connect communities meaningfully to contemporary artistic practices, it must constantly reconsider the types of programming and content offered as well as access to where the programming is offered. The Gallery’s initiatives address themes that remain critical to the multitude of identities that make up Mississauga’s social landscape. These themes include the City’s increased newcomer populations, how the art created in Mississauga contributes to the larger canon of Canadian art, the uncomfortable history of Canada’s relationship to its colonial past, the peoples whose land Mississauga is situated upon, and the rise of community interest of investing in social sustainability and access to culture. The AGM supports artists and cultural producers that reflect the diversity of the communities within which the AGM operates, and those who are involved in relevant creative and curatorial research, that promotes critical discourse in the field of contemporary art. Our programming contributes to the wider creative fabric of community and country by supporting artists and projects that may not have traditionally been supported at regional, local and international levels.
Who We Are
- The AGM provides platforms for engagement, exhibitions, collections and experimentation in contemporary culture with a renewed focus on under-represented communities in Mississauga.
- The AGM seeks to foster community, transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, and ensure safe spaces where diverse modes of being and seeing are supported and activated in tangible ways.
- The AGM supports socially engaged art practice that aims to create social connections and/or political change through collaboration between individuals, communities and the institution.
As a public gallery with a strong community connection, the AGM addresses challenges, makes connections and increases a sense of belonging for many. Projects that engage our community and reflect their awareness of contemporary and relevant cultural topics and issues are of particular interest. The gallery offers a wide range of FREE tours, talks, and workshops for learners of all ages and abilities, as well as innovative youth programs for schools, universities and community groups.
As a centre for community building, the gallery is envisioned to energize the cultural producers of Mississauga and beyond. The AGM is proud to admit people free of charge, serve communities, and provide positive visual art experiences for all visitors.
The Art Gallery of Mississauga acknowledges and gives thanks to the land on which we have the privilege of operating on. This land is the present day territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and the traditional homeland of the Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee nations. We are thankful to the many First Nations, Inuit, Métis and global Indigenous peoples who call this region home.
The AGM firmly believes that the arts have an important role to play in addressing the critical issues of our time, particularly to breaking down social barriers and forging connections. Recommendation 83 of The Truth and Reconciliation Report highlights the importance of the arts in conversations for the future of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations. The AGM is committed to recognizing and incorporating diverse Indigenous perspectives within engagement and exhibition programming, by engaging with Indigenous artists and cultural producers as an indication of our commitment to and actions in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Equity of Access
As a public institution, the Art Gallery of Mississauga is committed to being a leader in supporting diversity, inclusion and an equitable access to all of the groups protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code. These include marginalized members of the community who are living with disabilities, are Indigenous or person of colour or racialized, or self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
We are located on the ground-level, with accessible entrance, underground parking and with the only gender-neutral washroom in the Mississauga Civic Centre.
Accessibility and inclusivity is a priority for this space, exhibitions, and public programmes. Our staff and Board are committed to meeting the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
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ANNA GULBINSKI – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Anna completed 30 years of service as an executive manager and senior human resources professional with the Ontario Public Service and received an Ovation Award for her contribution to Transgender Policy Development. Anna has been extensively involved in the governance of numerous non profit, community, sports and Polish cultural organizations. A former dancer and later Director of the White Eagle Song and Dance Group, Secretary with the International Folk Arts Council and Committee member with the Polish Canadian Congress – Royal Ontario Museum Heritage Days and the Canada 150 Project. She is currently the Executive Director of the Mississauga Polish Days Festival at Celebration Square, Secretary for Polcham Canada, and President of the Erindale Lions Little League Baseball Association where she has been a Board member for almost 20 years. Anna previously served as School Council Chair (both Elementary and High School) for 16 years. Anna has lived in Mississauga for 32 years and is the proud mother of 2 sons.
DEV RAMSUMAIR – CURATOR
Dev is Founder and CEO of Omni-Media, having been a creative force in the arts, entertainment and fashion industry for over 23 years.
He developed fashion’s most cutting edge advertisements, including the 2005 Dior Homme campaign inspired by Michael Jackson, and the 2005 Canadian Launch of Sean John and developed marketing initiatives for Kiehl’s, Chanel, YSL, and “Tout Beau” by Jean-Paul Gaultier. In 2006, Dẻv transitioned his ad direction agency into a production company, producing fashion, beauty and entertainment projects. His firm produced shows and curated environments for New York Fashion Week, Toronto’s L’Oreal Fashion Week, Fashion Cares, the Toronto International Film Festival. Dẻv also spent four years with the FDCC where he helped launch and organize Toronto Fashion Week.
Dẻv was instrumental in The Lumina-TO festival (Royal Ontario Museum curating the Launch of the Renaissance ROM Crystal) and has hosted the Royal Family of Jaipur for North America, a FIRST EVER event in North America. He is also the creator of the Global Change Initiative: a global summit with a reddit audience of over 350million. Partners include the United Nations and the British Royal Family. GCI is now an international training agency focusing on the areas of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Belonging in arts entertainment and corporate industries.
Throughout his career he has curated shows in museums (and galleries) across north America and Europe including the ROM, Museums of Florence in partnership with Visit Florence and Made in Italy, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal Albert Hall, the Rodin Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is now the Creator and Executive Producer behind WF1S a Diplomatic Multi-National Trade Mission focused on Arts Culture and the Creative Economy and is founder of Destigaytions – an LGBT arts, culture and entertainment guide in partnership with UNESCO, National Geographic and Lonely Planet.
Dev serves on the board for the SLC – The Social Leadership Campaign, Chief Admin Officer for Zymonetics Digital Health, The Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies Steering Committee for Global Health 2030 and Canada Health 2030, HRH Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil’s Lakshaya Trust and serves as the Director of Culture, Arts and Youth for the African Union 6RC. In the Past he has served on Boards for European Union Chambers of Commerce in Canada for Made in Italy, UK Fashion and Textile Association and the British Fashion Council.
MANDY SALTER – DIRECTOR AND CURATOR (on leave)
Mandy Salter was previously the Collections Manager for the City of Windsor’s public art collection of over 55 large scale works and three historical sites housing over 10,000 historically significant artifacts. Previous to this position, Salter held the position of Chief Curator and Collections Manager at the Art Gallery of Windsor, where she oversaw the galleries collection of over 5,000 works of art and the exhibition programs. She has held adjunct teaching posts in the Art History Departments of the University of Miami, Nova Southeastern University, Florida and West Indies campuses, and the Ft. Lauderdale Institute of Art and Design.
Prior to Windsor, Ms. Salter was the Gallery Manager at the Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation in Toronto and Curator of Exhibitions with George Adams Gallery, New York City. Salter is a certified appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers (2001) and has advised numerous public and private clients on the acquisition and sale of works of art. Past clients include the Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan; The City of Windsor; The City of Kelowna, BC; The University of Windsor; Hiram Walkers Inc; Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto; Ontario and the Canadian Border Services Agency.
Mandy has an MA in Art History from the University of Miami, Florida, and, and a BA Honors in Art History and Classical Civilizations from the University of Windsor. Ms. Salter is a graduate of the International Society of Appraisers Fine Art Programme.
LINDA THOMAS – PROJECT LEAD, border crossings
Linda is a 40+ year career executive with a solid history of not-for-profit management at many levels. She has served as Executive Director of numerous organizations, was an instructor at Sheridan College (Social Planning & Research) and at Humber College (Community Arts Development Program). Linda has her own consulting company, Soular Connection which has two focus streams: 1. value based success through strategic visioning, strategic planning, management & consulting; 2. health & wellness.
Linda’s educational credits include: Honours H.B.A. in Sociology (University of Guelph); Masters of Social Work (in organizational development and planning) from Wilfrid Laurier University; National Certificates in Voluntary Sector & Arts Management (Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and York University); Certificates in Executive Leadership and Managing Change from The Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity; Certificate in Leadership from Leadership Peel; and ongoing seminar/training courses.
Linda is an active member in broader community/ provincial initiatives. She is a member of the Mississauga Pops and Milton Concert Bands and the Ontario Pops Orchestra playing the French horn and has had the opportunity to perform at Stage West in a number of productions. She is a certified Master Reiki practitioner, Health and Wellness Coach (and more) and a Consultant with OYG Consultants specializing in strategic planning, life/work balance and coaching. Linda has lived in Mississauga for just over 37 years and has two grown children, two grandsons and another grandchild on the way.
LINDA BOULTON – GALLERY OPERATIONS MANAGER
Linda overseas the overall gallery operations and provides administrative support to AGM staff. Linda has worked in the non-profit sector in Mississauga for over 25 years. Prior to joining the AGM in 2019, Linda served the senior’s sector by supporting retirement initiatives that focused on ensuring mental, physical, and financial wellness throughout retirement. A musician at heart, Linda’s strong sense of devotion to both the arts and the non-profit sector led to her involvement with several community non-profits including serving on the Mississauga Italfest Finance and Vendor committees and serving on the Board of Directors of The Music Exchange Milton Chapter. She has also coached and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.
VICTORIA MENDONCA — COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Victoria Mendonca was born and raised in Mississauga. She is a Hazel McCallion Campus- Sheridan Business Graduate, who continued her studies in Toronto at George Brown College, for Entrepreneurship Management. Victoria is a serial entrepreneur and creative. She runs her own small Business Happy Pixel Creative where she is able to design through various forms of digital media. One of Victoria’s greatest passions in life is creation. She is an avid crafter and loves to create abstract paintings and finds exceptional beauty in portrait photography. When she is not writing or content creating for work you might find her sewing recycled textiles or attempting a new crochet pattern with her grandmother.
COMMUNITY ACTIVATOR (AGM)
ZARAH KHAN – VOLUNTEER AND EVENTS COORDINATOR
Zarah has been with the Art Gallery since 2019. She is also a full-time Ph.D. student at the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto, where her research focuses on memory cultures, architecture, and cultural theory. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Gender Studies and Feminist Research and Bachelor degrees in Art History, English Literature, and Cultural Studies. In the past, she has worked on archiving art work and personal memorabilia relating to the Air India Bombing of 1985. She has also worked in communications and marketing at York University’s English Language Institute where she helped manage the Institute’s transition to remote learning. Drawing on this diverse set of experiences, she most enjoys putting together events such as weekly film nights and working directly with student interns and volunteers to implement community based programming at the AGM.
CHRISTINA MOSS – COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR (border crossings)
With a background in broadcast journalism, television production and programming, Christina’s creativity comes through the lens of the camera. Having worked for nonprofit organizations and understanding grant processes she brings an analytical review, while understanding the arts. As an event producer, she empowers her clients with the ability to intuitively reach their Community in an organic and creative way including organizing and executing large scale conferences and events.
Christina‘s love for fashion and photography has fuelled her entrepreneurial skills in her multiple business ventures.
Bringing creativity, art, and usefulness to those to encourage well-being and self empowerment.
DANIEL SALIJ – COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR
Daniel Salij is a multi-media artist who has the ability to inspire awe in an audience. Calm and gentle by nature, but focused and fierce when called upon. His artwork is a celebration of life and the human potential.
Combining his skill set gained studying theatre production at Ryerson University with his innate creativity, he has the perfect blend for bringing many styles of artistic production from conceptualization to completion. He is a filmmaker, a recording and touring musician, a writer of prose and poetry , and an illustrator, painter, and designer. He has been recognized municipally for his work in music and film, and his current collaborations are taking him to the international stage. He has established several brands and bands and is currently spread across a number of artistic projects and networks.
Daniel is the owner and operator of Art Everywhere through which he produces and curates creative-arts-events in Toronto.
Ana Angela Lopez
Evaluation Consultant, border crossings Project
Board of Directors
Leslie Silvestri – President
Leslie has been a supporter of the Art Gallery of Mississauga for many years. In February 2020 she was invited to lend her over 25 years of leadership skills and experience specializing in governance and strategic planning to AGM. She was elected to the role of President in 2020. Leslie is a Healthcare Consultant and Nurse who advocates on behalf of many families in the community as well as educational institutions. Her work is highly focused in mental health advocacy, adjudicating, education and support to end child and youth suicide in Peel. She is the proud recipient of the City of Mississauga Civic Award, Polish Chamber of Commerce excellence award 2016, Brilliant Minded Woman Award 2015, Mississauga Heritage Award 2019 and multiple awards from both the provincial and federal government. Leslie is the Founder of Fashion Circuit Series Inc. where she with her team created a platform in Mississauga to showcase, educate and promote contemporary art and fashion since 2017 and prior to that in an advisory role at MFWK in 2015. She has an extensive record in the community and has held multiple Chair positions including VP of LDAPR, vice chair of SEAC at DPCDSB, United Way, president Hats on For Awareness, Fight the Cold Coat Drive for Onward and Upward Inc. She has created and built three hugely successful non profit organizations. As a student Leslie spent many years involved in dance and choreography curating pieces of artistic expression. She is a long time member of Mississauga Arts Council, Riverwood Conservancy and Mississauga Board of trade. She is a well known community leader and a resident of Mississauga for 40 years.
Mr. Pizzonia is a highly accomplished executive who brings over 25 years of experience in various operating, financing, and business development roles within the private and public sectors. He has a demonstrated ability to manage financial and operational challenges. Anthony is currently VP of Finance at GS1 Canada, a neutral not-for-profit organization that develops and maintains global standards. As CFO for 18 years and eventually CEO, he led a small entrepreneurial company to IPO and later to become one of the largest security companies in North America with over 280 employees serving over 146,000 organically grown subscribers in Canada and the US. Mr. Pizzonia is a CPA, CMA and holds an Honours Bachelor of Administrative Studies degree from York University.
Anthony Pizzonia – Treasurer
Mary Miskic – Secretary
Mary is a dedicated community volunteer who lends her experience to a multitude of festivals and events. In addition to serving as Secretary of the Board for the AGM, she is also a Board member of the Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival in Port Credit. Mary works in the film industry, as an HR professional for the past 15 years and previously as a Financial Analyst with Imperial Oil for 21 years. Her administrative, business skills and attention to detail are an asset to AGM.
For her abundance of volunteerism for many Mississauga-based organizations, and the numerous boards, committees, and fundraising activities that have benefited from her experience, knowledge, and dedicated contributions, Mary Miskic is awarded the Hazel McCallion Volunteer of the Year Award.
Deta is a unique people leader who brings years of experience in human resource management, as well as great instincts on what it takes to nurture a culture that empowers the passions and talents of people. She is the vice president of Human Resources and organizational effectiveness at Real Matters since 2008. Prior to this, she has served as director of human resources and administration at ASECO integrated systems for eight years. Her strengths include strategic organizational effectiveness planning, workplace planning, legislative preparedness and talent management. Deta is dedicated to the arts and has served as a member of Mississauga Arts Council for over 10 years. She is also a member of Sammy’s Clown troop, where she does work for children with special needs and in hospitals. She takes pride in her work as a strategic thought leader, contributing to the overall direction of growing an organization.
Deta Constantine – Director
Human Resources Specialist
Paul Sych – Director
Creating a new visual literacy fuels Typographer, Art Director and Designer Paul Sych’s identity. His design works are rooted in exploration and innovation. Paul launched his practice “Faith” in 1990 to focus solely on design where his appetite as a typographer is continually pushed, broadening the boundaries of experimentation and using his firm as a platform for creative imagination and discovery. Paul’s innovative design, creative direction and typography has been published in over 100+ books and publications internationally. Highlights from his career include winning more than 100+ international design, art direction and typography awards since his appointment as Associate Professor in 2010 as part of his research at York University. In 2016, Paul was honoured by York University as a distinguished Research Leader which led to his election into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and was bestowed a Fellow for his contributions to research by his peers globally in 2018. Paul is dedicated to spearheading the artistic rebranding of the Art Gallery of Mississauga.
Carlos is an Entrepreneur and the Founder of By Carlos Herrera brand, a luxury fashion and inter-disciplinary Canadian design studio that is internationally renowned. He is the founder of the annual live entertainment and virtual events under the umbrella of Davinci: his influence on the modern creative mind series. He achieved a degree in architecture from Mexico City in 1998, as well as Management of Fashion and Luxury Companies, Bocconi University, Milan Italy, 2015, and Studies of Psychology authorized by the University of Toronto, 2017. Carlos is a gifted international award-winning contemporary multidisciplinary artist, sculptor, muralist, designer, and filmmaker. A Polymath, Carlos is a public speaker bringing awareness to the struggles of anxieties and depression of those with a gifted intellectual portfolio. He is a dedicated Philanthropist who has donated various pieces to charity. He is recognized on behalf by her majesty the Queen of England as one of the most promising businesses in Ontario (2015). Carlos Herrera is honored to be part of a collaboration Canadian team for winning a worldwide bronze medal during the Cannes Lions awards, Cannes, France, 2019. Carlos is a proud resident of Mississauga and together with his wife Ruth (award winning resilience researcher) raise their daughter who is also an award winning visual artist at 12 years old.
Carlos Herrera – Director
Shelley Jarrett – Director, Public Advisory Committee Member
Shelley has a degree in Social Work, She has worked with women and supported them in various ways over the past three decades. Shelley is the founder and Publisher of SMJ Magazine, an Image, lifestyle and business online publication, missioned to become the voice of young professionals and entrepreneurs in Canada and the world at large. She has won many awards. Shelley has been a Keynote speaker in Ottawa at the “Women in the Media” event for the Network of Black Business and Professional women. Shelley has completed her debut feature documentary “W’at Abowt Us” featuring stories of eight women from diverse cultural backgrounds telling their stories of truth and their own experiences of abuse and sexual assault. She is the co-author of the bestselling book, “Transforming Lives: One Story At A Time”. A strong advocate for empowering women, Shelley believes in community and giving back, and is proud to contribute to the AGM’s public advisory committee. Shelley brings her contemporary artistic flare to the Art Gallery of Mississauga.
Patti is a long time resident and multi talented artist. She is well known as a spokesperson, emcee, commentator, interviewer, and public speaker and has produced successful shows for various organizations. Concerts and shows include performing with Michael Bublé, Burton Cummings and many more. Co-owner of Music Makes Miracles Inc. she helps non-profits and charities fundraise by sharing the gift of music. Joining forces with Adrian Luces in 2012 they fulfilled their desire to give back to the community and to promote the importance of supporting performers and the arts. Patti continues to record and guest on TV and radio and is thrilled to be hosting a new radio show on MapleMusicCafe.com in spring of 2021. She is busy collaborating with other songwriters for her fourth CD geared for release in 2021.
Festivals and Events and Community Involvement
+ 1996-2012, Mississauga Waterfront Festival A Founding Director & Event Mgr. Patti championed local emerging artists, created the Mississauga Future Stars competition and initiated bringing top Canadian headline talent including Jim Cuddy, Jann Arden, Bruce Cockburn, Sam Roberts, the Stampeders, Tom Cochrane.
+ 1996-Present, Canadian Music Week, Delegate Relations Mgr. facilitating Sponsorship and Advertising initiatives.
+ 1997-2004, Co-Commodore of the Mississauga Canoe Club, oversaw a record membership of between 250 and 350 members including Olympians, planned the clubs participation in National regatta from Halifax NS to Whistler BC.
+ 2008-Present, Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and the Arts (C.A.A.M.A.), President of the non-profit arm of Canadian Music Week. C.A.A.M.A. is a national organization dedicated to providing its members with free educational programming and non-commercial showcase opportunities locally and internationally.
+ 2010-Present, SickKids Hospital Herbie Fund Entertainment Co-Chair and event producer for this Global Charity and international arm of the SickKids Foundation, raising over 7million to date.
+ 2012-Present, SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival A Founding Director & Development Mgr. of Canada’s premiere a cappella event, featuring local and international stars like New York Voices. SING! is a TOP 100 Festival in Ontario.
+ 2008-2016, Big Music Fest, Executive Director. From Bobcaygeon to Kitchener worked with Cities to facilitate crowds up to 60,000 for Tragically Hip, Aerosmith, Brian Adams, Soundgarden, Burton Cummings, Jane’s Addiction
+ 2016, Jazz on the Mountain Festival Co-Director with Dave Baker at Horseshoe Resorts featuring Canadian and international jazz artists like Larry Carlton.
+ 2013- Present, Mississauga Italfest A Founding Dir., President and Entertainment & Sponsorship lead for 1st festival of its kind celebrating Italian, Arts, Culture and Heritage. Italfest is a TOP 100 Festival in Ontario.
+ 2013- Present, Mississauga Music Walk of Fame Director. Notable musicians, and builders from the Mississauga Music community are chosen to receive recognition and a granite star on the Music Walk of Fame in Memorial Park, Port Credit. Patti is part of the team spearheading an exciting collaboration with Sheridan students and faculty to animate the stars through innovation and technology.
Arts Related Awards and Nominations
+ 1989- Musician’s Favorite Award, Sopot International Music Festival, Poland
+ 1990- Juno Award Nomination, Most Promising Female Artist Category for “Party Girl”
+ 1996- Diamond Record from Quality Records, recognising over one million units sold for “Tell Me You Love Me”
+ 2002- Queens Golden Jubilee Medal, Federal Recognition Award for public service and volunteerism.
+ 2008 – Laurie Pallett Patron of the Arts Award, from the Mississauga Arts Council
+ 2017- Canadian Recording Legacy Award, Artist and Builder Category
+ 2018- Leading Women Leading Girls Award, Ontario Government for exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of women and girls
+ 2019- Brilliant Minded Women Award, Arts and Entertainment Category for excellence and artistic merit.
+ 2020 – Mississauga Music Walk of Fame Inductee for life-time achievement. Award recipient of a granite star on the Music Walk of Fame in Memorial Park, Port Credit, Mississauga
Patti Jannetta Baker – Director
Yuce Baykara – Director
Yuce Baykara is an associate partner of the commercial litigation practice group at Keyser Mason Ball, LLP. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration. Prior to joining KMB, Jay worked at the ministry of the attorney general in which he was awarded multiple awards for his public service and innovation in government litigation from the premier of Ontario. Jay is proud to serve on the board of directors of the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Heart House Hospice, Ontario Bar Association and Mississauga Italfest.
Silvia Gualtieri is Executive Assistant for GUALTIERI Insurance & Financial Services Inc., a Desjardins Agency. Prior to engaging in the business industry, she was an educator for many years with the Dufferin Peel Separate School Board, having taught classes from JK-SK through the elementary grades. She has been involved in many Charities and Organizations, such as the Catholic Women’s League as President at the local and the Archdiocesan levels, both as Chair of Communication/ Newsletter and Chairperson of Family Life. She has volunteered for the Vita Manor projects for young women in Streetsville, Children’s Choral Society of Mississauga, the Theatre Group Fundraising at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, and is a Director on the Mississauga Italfest Board. Presently Silvia has been appointed as Honorary Chair to the Gatehouse, a Social Service Organization for children at risk. She also acted as a member of the Parent – Teacher Association at the Secondary School level.
Silvia has served on the local Ratepayers Association in her neighbourhood. She has been involved in politics for many years, going back to the years of the Honourable William Davis. She is currently involved in local Riding Associations on the Provincial & Federal Levels, chairing committees on the Executive for both levels along with a role as President of the Riding Association. She has held active roles in the Election process as Campaign Manager, Election Readiness and most recently as Fundraising Chair in both Provincial & Federal Campaigns. She has organized workshops and Election Readiness Rallies for both levels of Government. Silvia was honoured with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for her service and volunteerism to her Community.
Silvia Gualtieri– Director
Lisa Browne – Director, Public Advisory Committee Member
Lisa is a 30+ year sales and marketing executive in the consumer packaged goods industry. She uses her business background to creatively tell stories that are fact-based and drive positive change. In her career, she is known as an effective coach, leader, and team player with a strategic focus. Lisa is a relationship builder who values integrity and inclusivity. She is involved in Special Olympics, volunteering as a Scorekeeper and Coach for the Mississauga Royals softball team, as well as a Coach and Council Committee Representative for the Mississauga Rocks curling team. Her pastimes include drawing and painting, theatre, sailing, nature walks, and travel. Born in Mississauga, Lisa grew up in Montreal, where she learned to appreciate different cultures and art in all forms. She moved back to Mississauga 20 years ago where she currently lives with her two adult children.
Public Advisory Committee: Expressions of Interest
The Art Gallery of Mississauga is committed to equity and inclusion, and encourages applications and nominations from culturally diverse, persons with disabilities and minority artists, groups and organizations. The Art Gallery of Mississauga recognizes and affirms the Aboriginal and treaty rights of the Indigenous peoples of this land and encourages applications and nominations from First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, groups, and organizations in all its programs. Measures are in place in all programs to support these commitments.
The AGM represents a diverse and inclusive creative community and supports a broad view of the arts and cultural expression and participation. The AGM Public Advisory Committee (PAC) members represent the community and their role is to provide input, perspectives, advice and knowledge on matters, strategies, policies, creative practice, activities and events at the AGM as requested by the Board. The PAC will also provide input on issue-specific matters as identified by the Board of Directors from time to time regarding current and emerging issues facing the AGM.
The AGM is seeking Expressions of Interest from residents, local artists, students and arts and cultural workers in the City of Mississauga to become Community Members of the Public Advisory Committee and provide advice and support to the AGM on a range of arts and cultural issues and support arts development.
Community Engagement, Education and Programming
The AGM fosters community, transcends disciplinary boundaries and provides spaces where alternative modes of thought are supported and activated in tangible ways. Our approach to engagement is to contemplate, represent and interact with the vibrant and layered lived experiences of the city – its human geography. We are a public institution located in the center of a growing and changing city, and we seek to connect with the diversity of our visitors by facilitating access to spaces for creative opportunities. Engagement at the AGM takes many forms, ranging from panels, workshops and creative sessions, ongoing programs, storytelling circles and more.
Plans, Reports and Policies
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1
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