Damian Weston, Executive Director 

Damian is a recent transplant to Guelph (born in Saskatoon, raised in Toronto) and has held management & leadership roles within both the arts and social services, serving organizations such as the Ontario Film Authority/Ontario Film Review Board, The Caritas Project, Habitat Services and countless others. He has attended Toronto Metropolitan University for Film Studies, Carleton University for International Human Rights & Development and OCAD for Integrated Media. Artistically, Damian is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and a multi-instrumentalist composer of music for media. He is currently the primary songwriter for Guelph-based Alt-Pop-Noir band Season Of The Senses, and when he’s not working or composing can often be found in the kitchen, covered in almond flour and icing sugar. 

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Preetam Sengupta, Manager of Operations

Preetam Sengupta is a storytelling singer-songwriter from Sarnia, but has called Guelph home for over ten years. His 2017 album “Patience” earned him a Folk Music Ontario Award that included a certificate which he gave to his parents. Often compared to Paul Simon, Preetam’s live show is built around simple performance, playful stage banter, very little pyro, and a genuine desire to connect with his audience.

For memberships and payments contact Preetam at [email protected]

Katherine Percival, Manager of Programs and Communications

Katherine Percival is an artist and educator residing in Guelph but has had the privilege of working at multiple Ontario Galleries over the years and enjoys how each of them integrates into the community in unique and different ways. 

 Katherine works in multiple mediums such as drawing, painting (watercolour and acrylic) and collage. Katherine loves all forms of art and is currently exploring a variety of subject matters, particularly landscape and floral imagery from her personal travels, as well as expressing life’s complexities through colour, chaos and abstraction.  

For programs and communications contact Katherine at [email protected]

Madeleine Avery, Website Administrator

Madeleine Avery is a familiar face here at GAC after working as our Experiential Learning Student this past winter. Since then, Madeleine has graduated from the University of Guelph’s Studio Art program where she specialized in printmaking. Madeleine is excited to be back at GAC and looks forward to engaging with Guelph Arts Community by planning events and exhibitions, such as exhibits at 10C Shared Space, this summer. 

Aside from returning to Guelph Arts Council, Madeleine has plans to try out cyanotype printing making for the first time, drink lots of iced coffee, and perfect her peach cobbler this summer.

Madeleine can be reached at [email protected]

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