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AGO Youth Council: Liselle & Kateryna

May 22nd, 2009

It is our pleasure to introduce the members of the AGO Youth Council.
Week 8: Liselle Sambury and Kateryna Shipir.

Liselle Sambury

Liselle Sambury

Age 16. I have been drawing since I was 12 and since then have been expanding into different types of art. I really enjoy writing prose and hope to be published one day soon. Out of all the books I have read I would say that my favorites are all by Augusten Burroughs, who trumps over Stephanie Meyer as my favorite author. On the AGO Youth Council I hope to expand my knowledge of art and make a difference with the artistic talents I have now.

Kateryna Shipir

Kateryna Shipir

Defined by curiosity, imagination and ambition, this only child is a walking sculpture of randomness. She is spontaneous and loves show-downs with challenges of different sizes and forms that test her mentally and physically. Her most recent projects are DJ-ing her own radio-show, hosting her own television show and writing articles to numerous newspapers. She is a student at Glendon where she studies Business Economics and French. Her hobbies include planning, organizing, working-out and playing with her cat.

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AGO Youth Council: Bailey

May 15th, 2009

It is our pleasure to introduce the members of the AGO Youth Council.
Week 7: Bailey Marion-Williamson

Bailey Marion-Williamson

Bailey Marion-Williamson

Bailey M.W is the bassist and occasional vocalist for the bands Last Minute (Who Split up last year), Fo Shizzle, and Orange Banana. She recently made her stage debut as the Officer/Chauffer in A.Y Jackson’s 2007 fall comedy The Borderline Crazies. And avid reader since childhood, she’s read the first five Harry Potter books 47 times in English and twice in French. Her current favorite novel is Sarah Ryan’s, Empress of the World. She hopes to one day work as a general contractor or carpenter.

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AGO Youth Council: Monika & Kathy

May 8th, 2009

It is our pleasure to introduce the members of the AGO Youth Council.
Week 6: Monika Lemke and Kathy Ma.

Monika Lemke

Monika Lemke

Monika is a Canadian with Polish background. She is currently studying at Don Mills Collegiate Institute. She paints, draws, sculpts, photographs, and acts. She has directed the play, Dyke at the Sears Drama Festival. She has a passion for music, reading and Karate. Currently a brown belt teaching Karate, she aspires to become a black belt before going to university to study politics, law and governance. She hopes to contribute to the proportional representation of women in Canadian politics.

Kathy Ma

Kathy Ma

I first met YuQi when she arrived in Canada seven years ago from mainland China. A year later, YuQi and I dubbed ourselves Katherine. Kathy loves to immerse in nature’s wonders and journey via the printed word. Currently a music major at Earl Haig Secondary School, Kathy worships creativity in the arts and sciences. Our dream is to become a world renowned architect someday…like Antoni Gaudi!

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AGO Youth Council: Kenneth & Jamie

May 1st, 2009

It is our pleasure to introduce the members of the AGO Youth Council.
Week 5: Kenneth Koo and Jamie Kwan.

Kenneth Koo

Kenneth Koo

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto, Kenneth Koo is currently a high school student attending Earl Haig Secondary School. With a strong interest in graphic design and typography, Kenneth is also a member of the AGO Youth Council. Kenneth’s favorite font at the moment is Geneva Now. Concerned with social issues such as animal rights and the alleviation of poverty, Kenneth aids in organizing and running the Global Affairs Conference and “Me to We” week annually at his school.

Jamie Kwan

Jamie Kwan

Jamie Kwan is currently a grade 11 student at Harbord Collegiate Institute, moving along in pursuing a career in architecture. He absolutely loves the visual arts course at his school, even though his high school is mostly known for academics. He is also a competitive swimmer with the Toronto Swim Club, taking in chlorine almost 15 hours a week. Outside of school and in his “tons” of spare time, he enjoys reading, drawing, and just playing some video games to relax. Although he doesn’t have tons of time for the arts, he tries his best to get involved at school by submitting work to exhibitions. He loves working with clay, painting, and just drawing with other mediums. By becoming involved with the AGO Youth Council, he hopes to expand his interests in visual arts all over the community.

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AGO Youth Council: Helen & Charu

April 24th, 2009

It is our pleasure to introduce the members of the AGO Youth Council.
Week 4: Helen Han and Charu Jaiswal.

Helen Han

My name is Helen and I am from South Korea. Here’s something interesting about me, all my names in Korean, Japanese, and English has the same meaning, which is “light”. I love music and history and I despise math! I love learning other languages and cultures!

Charu Jaiswal

Charu Jaiswal

Hello! I’m Charu and I was born in Nairobi, Kenya. I came to Toronto when I was 4, and ever since then I’ve loved this city! I’m a fanatic vegetarian- for social and environmental reasons. Because I’m really environmentally conscious, I like to recycle things to make art. My specialty is jewelry, especially earrings. My most ‘bizarre’ pair was made from pine cones that I literally found in a forest. I love to create and hopefully you’ll see some of my stuff someday!

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AGO Youth Council: Celine & Morgan

April 17th, 2009

It is our pleasure to introduce the members of the AGO Youth Council.
Week 3: Celine Fletcher and Morgan Gibson.

Celine Fletcher

Celine Fletcher

My name is Celine Fletcher. I was born and raised in Scarborough Ontario, near the Cathedral Bluffs. I have two natural languages: French and English. I’ve also learned Spanish! My hobbies include sketching, reading, writing poetry, singing (But I don’t perform!), and playing the piano. My favorite thing to do is write and drawl in my journal. I have British heritage, but I feel extremely proud to be Canadian because I firmly believe that Canada is the most beautiful and multicultural country in the world.

Morgan Gibson

Morgan Gibson

Morgan Gibson is a Hong-Kong raised Canadian who returned recently to study history and art history at the University of Toronto. Excited and passionate about American politics, fashion and Surrealist art, she is looking forward to a life full of discussion, reading and talking to interesting people! Morgan is a big fan of collage, anti-rhythm dancing and her twin sister Scotti.

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AGO Youth Council: Natalie & Catherine

April 10th, 2009

It is our pleasure to introduce the members of the AGO Youth Council.
Week 2: Natalie Dunn and Catherine Eun bin Whang.

Natalie Dunn

Natalie Dunn

My name is Natalie Dunn. I was born in Canada, but I am half Australian and half Columbian. I have been described as a walking exclamation mark. I am a very positive, bubbly person. I love to laugh. I make art with all mediums, ink, pop cans, acrylic paint- anything! I love to travel, read and to write. I am obsessed with fashion. I want to be a journalist. I love to have fun, and I look forward to tomorrow. I am an environmentalist!

Catherine Eun bin Whang

Catherine Eun bin Whang

Catherine was born in Korea. She moved to Canada when she was in grade 6. Catherine has organized and participated in many activities related to art and design, such as art shows, exhibitions and concerts. Her interests are in fashion design and fashion photography. Her favorite designers are Marc Jacobs, John Galliano and Tom Ford. Her favorite photographer is Steven Meisel. She is hoping to be a leading fashion designer in the future.

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AGO Youth Council: Daniel & Nusrat

April 3rd, 2009

It is our pleasure to introduce the members of the AGO Youth Council.
Week 1: Daniel Adonai and Nusrat Ali.

Daniel Adonai

Waz up people? My name is Daniel Adonai. Currently 16 years old and going to Victoria Park C.I. 11th grade. I am from the mother land Africa, born in Eritrea from two caring and loving parents. I have a little sister and brother. About art, my mom told me that I have been drawing since I was able to hold a pencil. And plus it’s in the family blood to draw so I couldn’t avoid it, not that I that I wanted to. But I do drawing, scratchboards, paintings, pottery, and much more other stuff I don’t remember the name of. One interesting form of art I do is designing and customizing shoes and I also love Hip Hop so most of my designs are inspired by it. At the moment I am practicing on my water-colour skills and getting into abstract painting, which was inspired by my uncle because most of his work is abstract. Ok, that’s all I can think of and if you got more questions, ask me.

Nusrat Ali

Nusrat Ali

Hi, my name is Nusrat Ali. I am currently in Grade 11 and am attending an I.B. League program. I am interested in everything, basically! I love the Sciences, the Languages, the Arts and Math. I am an outspoken and enthusiastic person who really dislikes depressing situations. I believe that with only one life to live, one should always live every moment to its fullest, without any regrets. I am currently confused on whether I want to be a doctor or a lawyer in the future. I love singing and am working on a CD, which is hopefully coming out this summer. I love to talk and hope to get to know everyone better by the end of this year.

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