TRUCK Board of Directors

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(The Second Story Art Society)

• Mike Garth - President

Working in the sponsorship and community partnership department in breweries from Toronto to Calgary. Mike has been in the business of slinging beer artists way for 10 years. A cross between the Brawny Man and Daniel Plainview, if there is an event in town he will likely be there.   

• Lowell Smith - Vice President 
Lowell is a technological artist based in Calgary, Alberta. He enjoys tinkering, building and hacking different types of electronic devices and technologies.
 
• Flora Gillespie - Treasurer 
Flora was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She has worked in Calgary’s oil patch for over 30 years as an Engineer, and most recently as an owner-operator of her own company. Flora is an art lover and an enthusiastic but modest collector.

• Mia Rushton - Director

Mia is a Calgary based artist whose work brings together elements of craft, social practice and intervention. She has collaborated with Eric Moschopedis since 2008 and together they have developed a catalogue of community specific and participatory works. They have presented projects, workshops and lectures in Canada, the United States, the UK and Europe. (Website)

• Jenn Jackson - Director 
Jenn Jackson is an independent curator and writer who lives and works between Vancouver, BC, and Calgary, AB. Her research interests focus on immaterial knowledge production and the merging of cloud storage with reality. She previously held positions at Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, AB, The Rennie Collection, Vancouver, BC, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, BC, and the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. Jackson studied Critical and Cultural Practices at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, and General Fine Arts at The Cooper Union, New York, NY.

• Ken Buera - Director

• Shauna Thompson - Director 
Shauna Thompson is a Calgary-based curator. She currently works at the Esker Foundation, Calgary, developing exhibitions, projects, and publications with local, national, and international artists. Prior to this, she worked with the Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and YYZ Artists’ Outlet, both in Toronto; Doris McCarthy Gallery, Scarborough; and the Art Gallery of Mississauga. She holds a master’s degree in Curatorial Studies from the University of Toronto as well as a master’s degree in English from the University of Guelph.

• Taylor Harder - Director

Taylor is a Calgary-based artist originally from Fort St. John, British Columbia. Working with a variety of techniques such as mixed-media fibre, sculpture, video, and site-specific installation, their work explores questions of land and body, and the ways in which the land might talk back to us.