Jessica and Ben Mulroney
Jessica Mulroney is a fashion icon and stylist. She is an entrepreneur at heart and a social media, events and public relations guru. Jessica has worked with many charities and co-founded the Shoebox Project, a charity that stocks shoeboxes full of basic luxuries for women in shelters.
Ben Mulroney is best known as the host of the entertainment news program etalk, where he reports on industry events and travels around the world interviewing celebrities. Ben’s philanthropic initiatives include becoming the National Ambassador for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Canada and sitting on the Board of The Shoebox Project.
Jessica & Ben have three children, twin boys, John and Brian, and a girl, Ivy.
Erica and Noah Godfrey
Erica Godfrey is a freelance graphic designer and the Co-Founder and current Co-Chair of Game Night for Baycrest. Erica sits on the Cabinet for Women and Infant’s Health at Mount Sinai Hospital and Co-Founded the annual Mother-Daughter Tea fundraiser.
Noah Godfrey is a Harvard Business School graduate and the Founder of Checkout 51, a leading coupon mobile app that gives grocery shoppers cash back for uploading photos of their receipts. In 2004, Noah launched Dose, a national daily newspaper in Canada, and GigPark in 2007, a web startup to find local businesses through recommendations from friends.
Erica & Noah have three children, Chase, Lincoln and Britton.
Ariella Rohringer Rotman
Kate Alexander Daniels
Since she established her first gallery in Hazelton Lanes in Toronto’s Yorkville area in 1984, Sandra Ainsley has developed and nurtured her passion for glass into a thriving and successful business.
The gallery expanded in 1989 to become the premier gallery in the financial district’s Exchange Tower. Sandra Ainsley Gallery at The Distillery opened November 2002, with over 2000 people in attendance, and pioneered the largest exhibition by Dale Chihuly ever held in a private gallery. In September 2012, Sandra Ainsley Gallery relocated to an industrial warehouse in the Don Valley Parkway and Eglinton Ave area. The gallery works with private collectors, corporate clients, designers and architects in placing major pieces and installations as well as more intimate sculpture.
After over twenty five years in business Sandra has become an integral part of the international glass community. She has established herself as one of the leading dealer of contemporary glass in world.
For more information visit sandraainsleygallery.com
Anda Kubis is the Associate Dean of Outreach and Innovation in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University. In this role she manages and develops the many external relationships that support rich opportunities for students and faculty members in the Faculty of Art.
With degrees from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and York University, Kubis is a recognized abstract painter that works in expanded digital, material, and traditional processes. Due to the prominence of colour in her work, Kubis’ research considers how a conscious engagement with aesthetics and creativity positively impact human flourishing and quality of life.
Kubis is represented in Canada by p|m Gallery in Toronto, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art in Calgary, Elissa Cristall Gallery in Vancouver, and in Sweden by Galleri Tapper-Popermajer. Numerous public and private collections have acquired her work including, RBC: Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank, BMO Bank of Montreal, Cenovus Energy, Aimia, and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.
For more information visit andakubis.ca
Ann Priftis is an independent art consultant, appraiser and strategic adviser to the arts. Her expertise includes art gallery and collection management, programming, development and brand alignment. For the past nine years, she has operated Clark Priftis Art. She has exhibited and consulted at major international art fairs, and works with corporations to build and manage their collections.
In 2013, Ann was hired as the head of art to secure leading artists for the Faberge Big Egg Hunt, a public art exhibit in New York City that generated $2.6M in auction proceeds for charity. In 2011, she was named executive director of Defy Ventures, which harnesses the talents of formerly incarcerated individuals and helps them to become successful entrepreneurs.
Ann holds a BA in Art History from University of Maryland, College Park and a Certificate in Fine and Decorative Arts Appraisal from George Washington University.
For more information visit Clark Priftis Art NYC
Clara Halpern is a Canadian curator and writer. She is currently the RBC Curatorial Fellow at The Power Plant. Her recent curatorial projects include Tongue Stones at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn), Geometries of Intimacy, co-curated with Jessica Wilcox, at Abrons Arts Center (New York), and the time-based curatorial platform The Center for Short-lived Phenomena.
Clara has been a regular contributor to Modern Painters and was formerly a Critical Writing Fellow at Recess (New York) and a Student Researcher at The Centre for Possible Studies, Serpentine Gallery (London). She was part of the team for Sarah Sze’s project Triple Point at the U.S. Pavilion of the 2013 Venice Biennale and co-curated the education program for Frieze New York 2014. Clara received an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in 2012.
For more information visit The Power Plant website
Mathew den Boer
Artists can decide to begin their personal Brain Project with a prefabricated brain designed by Mathew den Boer.
Mathew den Boer is an art director, animator, illustrator and designer working in Toronto, Canada. Recent projects include the social issues-focused iOS / Android game Pipe Trouble and the IDFA-selected interactive documentary experience The Next Day.
Mathew’s professional experience spans animation, design and conceptual development for games, art direction, storyboarding and animation for TV series and films as well as illustration and motion graphics for national and international ad campaigns. Mathew has also exhibited personal work in several Toronto galleries, including Square Foot, Nook Collective and Atomic Toybot.