SHOP PAINTING CURATED BY DEBRA ATTENBOROUGH AND DAVID GILBERT
• Debra Attenborough(pictured left) received a Bachelor of Arts in art history from the University of Toronto, a Masters in Arts Education and a Ph.D. in Arts Education from Brock University, She also attended Medaille University for Teacher Education. Debra has worked in art gallery settings for almost 50 years, most recently as the Executive Director of the Niagara Falls Art Gallery, but also at Rodman Hall Arts Centre in St. Catharines, and at the Oakville Galleries in Oakville, Ontario. As a member of the and numerous arts organizations province wide, she has spent her life working and playing in the arts.
Debra has served on a number of regional Boards of Directors including: Carousel Players for Young Audiences, Nova House, Arts Advisory Committee of St. Catharines and the Museums, Arts and Culture Committee of the City of Niagara Falls. She has also consulted with the Ontario Ministry of Education on the 1990's toward the development of the Common Curriculum and consulted on the development of an extensive education program at Lawrence House in Sarnia. She has presented at conferences throughout North America, and has written various chapters for books, articles for academic journals and popular culture magazines, in addition to numerous education manuals.
• David Gilbert (pictured right)received his Bachelor of Arts in studio and art history from Brock University, St. Catharines and also holds a Bachelor of Education and accreditation with the Ontario College of Teachers. For over 20 years David has worked in art gallery and museum settings including his most recent tenure as Director of the Niagara Children's Museum in Niagara Falls.
David's artwork has been exhibited throughout Ontario, and he continues to produce artwork, website design, graphic novels and cartoons.