Staff & Board of Directors
The Kimberley Arts Council–Centre 64 Board of Directors is made up of a diverse mix of people from in and around the community.
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Love brought her to Kimberley two years ago from Mexico City. She is an Art Historian who graduated from the Master’s program in Arts and Languages at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.
For the past ten years, she has curated content and exhibitions for museums and organizations that comprise different research areas such as environment, children’s development, gender, photography, and cinema. Fernanda envisions bringing more diversity through her curatorial and project management expertise to Centre 64.
She does not ski but is an experienced translator, food lover and dog portraitist.
John has joined us after being a member of the visual arts committee for the last 3 years. He is the creative mind behind our marketing material, website, social media posts, and our newsletter.
John is the person on site at Centre 64 , welcoming visitors and looking after daily activities that keep the gallery at Centre 64 open, as well as the person behind the scenes for the administration of our online activities. John moved to Kimberley in 2018 from Vancouver where he was a commercial Interior Designer.
Corrine Highwood is a passionate multi-disciplinary artist, lover of nature, mother, and visionary thinker. She brings energy and enthusiasm wherever she goes, especially if it involves collaborating with people and celebrating the arts.
Since 2006, Corrine has worked with passion and vigor in the fields of public communication, coordination and education, in Canada and internationally. Her roles have ranged from downhill ski instructor, outdoor educator on three continents, Broadway musical-performing park interpreter, coordinator for a museum’s after-school program, supervisor for a visitor centre and park staff, and manager of an environmental not-for-profit organization.
Corrine is honored to take on her role as the new Centre 64 Administrator, where she can combine her creative and professional skills. As we emerge from the pandemic, she is excited to contribute to the revival and celebration of arts and cultural events in Kimberley!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ashley makes her living as a graphic designer and is a mixed-media artist who incorporates movement, sound, creative writing and nature into her work. She integrates creativity into all aspects of her daily life. Ashley loves spending time crafting with her kids, getting dirty in the garden and experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes.
Ashley grew up in Kimberley and is passionate about the arts being accessible to all members of the community. Cultivating community relationships and partnerships as well as the arts as a vehicle for healing and social change are areas that interest Ashley and where she hopes to direct her focus as a board member.
Carol has been a long- time member of Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 and has held all executive positions over the past years on the board. As a long-time member, she carries a plethora of information and history about our community and organization.
At present she is a member of the Visual Arts, Building Maintenance and Building Expansion committees.
For the past 8 years Carol has been the coordinator of Kimberley First Saturdays Arts, Culture, and Heritage Festival.
George has been volunteering for Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 for many years. His long standing interest in the arts and woodworking has been a great asset to our building maintenance committee. He is the former vice president of the Kimberley Food Bank and as a retired business owner, has numerous skills to share on the Board of Directors. George joined our Board of Directors this year.
As a member of the WePaint! Group, a sub-committee of our Visual Arts Committee, he is also very interested in our gallery and gallery exhibitions.
This is Grady’s fourth year on the Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 Board of Directors. He has made a career out of celebrating the community and is dedicated to showcasing the local arts scene.
Grady is co-owner of Kootenay Media, the publisher of GO Cranberley magazine, where his writing and photography can usually be found.
Outside of work, he manages and plays bass in the rock band Leather Apron Revival, and chases around his two daughters, Mabel (3) and Rory (1).
Karmin has a background in Visual Art / Art History and recently completed postgraduate studies in Cultural Resource Management.
She looks forward to bringing her arts administration experience to the Kimberley Arts Council team. Karmin has been involved in Youth programming, Kaleidoscope, and First Saturdays at Center 64. Her hobbies include textile arts, playing music, traveling, and spending time with her family and in the garden
Director, Vice President
Kathy has been a volunteer for Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 for many years, helping out with workshops, Live@Studio64 and First Saturdays events. She has been a Steppin’ Out Dancer since it’s inception in 1984, performing at Expo 86 in Vancouver and for more than 15 years at Kimberley’s Lilith Affair.
Interested in the arts since early childhood, she danced all her life, and took up singing and playing the piano and guitar in her youth. Her main focus in the arts these days is painting and drawing.
Kathy joined the Board of Directors this year to share her skills and get actively involved in supporting the arts in our community.
Lennan became involved with Centre 64 as a director of Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 in the fall of 2017. The following March he was voted to lead the Board as President. Receiving support from Directors and staff to continue within the role, Lennan is now in his fourth year of fulfilling the title and responsibilities associated.
Lennan is recognized as a contributor to the arts both in and outside of our community, where he shares his musical talents on stages. He currently works as a Manager for a Crown Corporation that supports individuals with diverse abilities.
Linda has lived in Kimberley since 1981 and is a retired nurse. She has been an active member of Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 for many years.
This is her second year as a board member of Kimberley Arts at Centre 64. She is our Vice-President and a member our Executive Committee.
Her involvement includes: chair of the Visual Arts Committee and chair of the Kimberley Kaleidoscope Committee.
Lynn grew up in Kimberley and returned two years ago to enjoy her retirement in her hometown. She has volunteered over the years at First Saturdays, Garden Gala, Homegrown, Have Camera and other events at Centre 64. Prior to retiring, Lynn was an educator in Alberta, and brings experience in organizing events, chairing committees, and set designs for school concerts.
Since retiring she has been a director on the board Edmonton Retired Teachers Association for 5 years, and on the Second Wind Steering Committee which hosts an annual conference for retirees in Edmonton and area for 4 years.
Lynn hopes to join the board of directors at Centre 64 to become more involved in the arts community and to give back to the community as a whole.
This is Marie’s second year as a member of the Board of Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 and she is looking forward to participating with the KAC team to reinvigorate arts programming provided through Centre 64 in the “COVID free” near future.
Marie is excited to see Centre 64 resume its role as the hub of artistic expression in Kimberley and the surrounding area.
Marie is a long-standing member and present chairperson of the Kimberley and District Guild of Fibre Artists.