The Arts Council Windsor & Region is pleased to announce the appointment of David Bergeron as New Board President and Brenda Francis Pelkey as Vice-President of the Council. In their capacity as Board Executives they will oversee the continued success of the Council’s programs and services.
David Bergeron holds a Bachelor of Music Honours and a Masters of Film and Media Arts from the University of Windsor. He works as a music tutor at Intune Music Services, Walkerville Collegiate Institute, and as a sound designer/composer for Plateau Games. Under the alias Qwiet Eye, David is active as an electronic musician and event organizer. David’s work and collaborations have been showcased across Canada in North Bay, Quebec City, Toronto, Victoria, and Windsor, as well as internationally in Texas, Louisiana, Poland and Tehran (Iran). He most recently awarded a Windsor Endowment for the Arts Community Grant for his project Tracks of my Years.
Brenda Francis Pelkey is a practicing visual artist who has exhibited throughout Canada as well as Scotland, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Finland and England. Her works appear in numerous collections such as the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the Mendel Art Gallery, the Art Bank, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Dunlop Art Gallery, The Saskatchewan Arts Board, The Art Gallery of Windsor, Confederation Centre for the Arts, and The National Gallery of Canada.
“I am honoured and joyed to fulfill the role of board president at ACWR. I will work hard with ACWR to best support its mission to enhance arts and community in Windsor-Essex. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for Windsor-Essex county, but it has shown how much the staff members and board members at ACWR care about the community; demonstrated through their quick actions to provide financial support to local artists. Additionally I am proud to be involved with an organization that holds a strong stance against racism and gendered violence. The passion found at ACWR is inspiring and will be my driving force” says Board President, David Bergeron.
“I am pleased to be voted onto the board of the ACWR and very much looking forward to working with Julie Tucker, Director, Talisha Bujold-Abu, and the members of the board. During these challenging Covid times the staff have been working on new initiatives such as The Windsor-Essex Artist Micro Grant and participating in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. I am impressed with how well they are adapting to our ‘New Normal’ and continuing to actively enhance the arts community” says Vice President, Brenda Francis Pelkey
Please find information about Board and Staff here: https://acwr.net/team/
For more information:
Julie Tucker, Director of Public Programs and Advocacy