Acknowledgements

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The individuals and organizations listed below are the reason Creative Spirit Art Centre continues to exist. We simply couldn't provide the services we do without their generosity and kindness. We are grateful to volunteers past and present for their time, talent and energy!

Accounts:                          Laura Wittholz                Peter Kemerer

Cataloguing:Barbara Geiger    Liz Hysen                  Ronnie Burbank

Arlette Adam                       Scott McCallum                Ann Hrinco

Kevin Loffree                        Aaron Yukich                Adrian Limongi

Erella Ganon                       Gracia Merigoli              Marilyn Goldberg

Will Kennedy                       Gary Rawlings           Charlotte Mujawayesu

Denise Reid                       Christine Griffiths             Theresa  Roberson

Glenda Hird                       Cynthia Kemerer             Kate Robertson

Catharine Little                  Marc Kemerer                  Maricel Gadian

Marc Labonté                    Cosmo Barranca             Dominic Barranca

Jane Josephson                  Sarah Campbell               Sandra Maraj

Richard Picton                       Gavin Barrett                Deb Cochrane

Bhupesh Luther                   Alex Sikorsky                   Alex Cooper

Roger Knox                         Alan Watson                     Robert Cuch

Trisha Faulhaufer             Christopher Anderson           Nikita Mor

Yuriko Kubota                    Jennifer Donnelly             Naomi Hunchuck

Ginny Moran                     Beatriz Bobadilla

During the summer of 2012 Archivist, Michelle Lovegrove Thomson, completed work on our online archive (See CSAC Online Archive). We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, for funding a catalogue and digitization project. In addition to laying the foundation for the continued cataloguing of art objects in the CSAC permanent collection, we have created an online exhibit with a representative sample of member artworks. By creating an online exhibit we have situated Canadian Outsider Art in a global context.

We at the Creative Spirit Art Centre are pleased to acknowledge the funding and support from the Ontario Arts Council, and agency of the Government of Onatario.

Ontario Arts Council Logo

Thank you to The Ontario Trillium Foundation who have generously supported us with a two-year grant (2010 and 2011) to hire a Managing Director and ensure the continued impact of Creative Spirit Art Centre.

Thank you to Very Special Arts Ontario (VSA Arts) who has made Creative Spirit Art Centre international affiliation. Their continued support and advocacy on a global scale for equal access to the arts for people with disabilities is greatly appreciated and admired.

 

 

VSA Arts

Please visit www.vsarts.org/ for more information about their programing initiatives.

Thank you to the wonderful people at Barrett and Welsh particularly Gavin Barrett and Deb Cochrane for their amazing generosity. Their beautiful designs and seemingly endless creativity have become indispensible (not to mention much admired!).

Thank you to The Moffat Family Youth Council, of The Moffat Family Fund of The Winnipeg Foundation.

Thank you to Weiner’s Home Hardware on Bloor St., The Japanese Paper Place, Italiano Woodworx and New Canadians Home Building Centre for sponsoring Hanni Sager The Toy Lady, Oct. 30, 2010 – Jan. 29, 2011.

We appreciate the support of:

Ben and Hilda Katz Charitable Foundation,

Better Day Alliance Foundation

Carole and Howard Tanenbaum Family Foundation

CIBC bank logo  Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

The George Lunen Foundation

Jackman Foundation

The Lunenfeld Foundation

The Westaway Foundation

and Corporations:

Canon Canada

RBC logoRoyal Bank of Canada

 

Sharp Wealth Management Team, RCB Dominion Securities Inc.

Shoppers Drug Mart

Stanfields

 

 

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Tak and Sumi Yamasaki, Creative Spirit Art Centre found its permanent home after a 15-year search. Their support allowed us to have our Dovercourt Road studio and gallery where our artists can produce art that is important to them and to us.

Photo by Brennan Anderson


And finally, thank you to Michael D'Amico and Alan Dixon (Blackfly Solutionsfor their continued work on the website and fabulous Vicki Wasylycia who has been maintaining facebook and pinterest for Creative Spirit. 

Thank you Aaron Tucker and Taylor Mathewson for their contribution to earlier versions of creativespirit.on.ca as well!