Living Arts Centre

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Csilla Perenvi

Csilla Perenyi is a graduate of the Hungarian University of Applied Arts in Budapest. She is an artist, crafts person, and industrial designer in porcelain and has participated in many exhibitions and shows. Over the past 10 years, Csilla has led numerous classes in ceramics at institutions and organizations such as Academy of Artisans, Pickering Potters Studio, and the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation. In 2003, she joined the Living Arts Centre as a ceramics Instructor and, currently, is conducting school and community workshops for all age groups.


Marisa Picard

Marisa Picard is professionally trained in Mississauga and has been working with clay since 1995. As a locally recognized artist, her work has been on display across the Western GTA at various art and craft exhibits, as well as in Central Ontario specialty craft shops. An active member of the local crafts community, Marisa instructs pottery classes for children and adults.


Jeannie Kim

Jeannie Kim is a graduate of the Art and Art History joint program at the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College. She has exhibited in various galleries locally in Toronto as well as internationally in Japan and South Korea. In her body of work, she takes interest in the idea of memory being an unstable, abstract source of information and in depicting her personal history through various mediums such as oil paints and oriental watercolours.


Wendy Heagney-Bakewell

Wendy Heagney-Bakewell received an HBFA from the University of Toronto / Sheridan Collage Art & Art History program and an MFA from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. She is Artist, aspiring children’s book Illustrator and Art Educator whose passion is connecting children with art-making opportunities. In addition to teaching at the Living Arts Centre, Wendy is an Artist Entrepreneur through Tiny Brushstrokes, her business focused on custom paintings and small batch creative products. She is also a Preschool and Visual Arts Instructor for the City of Mississauga’s Recreation and Cultural programs.


Andrew Gaboury

Andrew Gaboury’s roots lie in collective creation and playwriting while, in recent years, they have spread to include community engagement in the arts and physical performance (specifically clown and contemporary dance). His work focuses on performer/audience intimacy, durational improvisation, myth and story. Andrew produces work with his company, a field of crowns, as a member of the [elephants] collective, and is one of three co-Artistic Directors of studio and self-sustaining performance incubator hub14 in Toronto. He has taught theatre arts classes out of studios, Toronto District school classrooms, York University, at artist residencies and various day camps. He is an alumni of both the Creative Ensemble (now Devised Theatre) and Playwriting streams at York University and continues his education whenever he can by studying with current industry leaders.


Lindsay Rett

Lindsay Rett is both an artist and educator from Brampton, Ontario. She received her Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts at Nipissing University in 2014 and then continued on to receive her Bachelor of Education the following year. She is qualified in the Primary/Junior Division with additional qualifications in Kindergarten and English as a Second Language. In 2013 and 2014, she participated in Nipissing’s Undergraduate Research Conference and Juried Exhibitions in North Bay. She has worked with youth from the ages of 6-17 both in Canada and Korea, teaching art and English based academic programs. Lindsay has taught visual arts to students of all ages in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, illustration, cartooning and animation. Lindsay currently works in Fine Art education programs both in and around the Greater Toronto Area.


Emily Egleston

Emily Egleston received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Education from OISE/University of Toronto. Emily is a practising artist as well as an educator with York Region District School Board. Emily works in a range of media but her primary focus is painting in oils. Her work has been shown in exhibitions throughout North America and is also held in numerous private collections.