The purpose of the Living Temagami Arts and Culture is to promote community interest, engagement, appreciation, and education in the arts, culture, heritage, local history, and other areas.
Amber joined our team this summer as Arts Programming Co-ordinator and Project Director for the Northern Arts Connection. She has an eclectic background in both the business and creative worlds. She is most passionate about inspiring others and building platforms for artists to shine. Her combined experiences make her the perfect storm to help elevate the station and its artistic community. She is excited to produce dynamic and engaging spaces for northern artists to create, both locally and virtually on the global stage. Her goals for programs and workshops will continue to bring artistic opportunities to the people of Temagami.
Judy Gouin grew up in Ottawa and Kingston, Ontario. She is a graduate of the Chelsea School of Art in London, England. She worked in screen printing, combined with photography, for twelve years at Open Studio in Toronto. In the ‘eighties, she stopped working as an artist to be the Film, Photography and Video Officer at the Ontario Arts Council. In 1991, she moved to Temagami and has worked in painting ever since. She volunteers at Living Temagami Arts & Culture Centre as a member of the jury for artists exhibiting in the gallery.
Hannah is one of the first smiling faces you see when you enter the gallery. As part of her important role, she drives projects towards their strategic vision by providing administrative support, website and advertising design, and operation of our social medias. Hannah grew up in Elk Lake On, this small northern town kick-started the love she shares for rural northern communities. With an enthusiastic approach to learning and collaboration, she sincerely enjoys interacting with clients and supporting the community.
Victoria has been facilitating Sharing Circles for over 25 years as well as offering ongoing Spiritual Life Way Teachings, Native art classes, drum making workshops, retreats for meditation and Women’s Gatherings for Healing and recovery of self. All of these gatherings are held in a sacred way, giving thanks to the Creator and being mindful to show respect and gratitude for the gifts from Mother Nature and all the helping Spirits in nature.
Marvyn is a Teme Augama Anishinaabe retired back home in Temagami. He is a storyteller poet that draws his inspiration from the land, water, spirit and people who live in and recreate in the region.