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The Edmonton Arts Council inaugurated a Public Art Committee (PAC) in February 2008. The Public Art Committee is comprised of, but not limited to, such individuals as artists, curators, architects, civil engineers and community representatives. The Public Art Committee (PAC) develops the vision and objectives for the Percent for Art program, advises on the de-accession of public art, and makes recommendations regarding the City of Edmonton Public Art Collection.

Public Art Committee


Will Truchon, Chair

In 1992 Will Truchon earned a Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Manitoba, in 1995, a Master of Fine Art from the Ohio State University and in 2011, a Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary. Since the mid eighties he has held a variety of positions as a gallery technician, ceramic technician and art instructor. As an artist, Will works in several mediums such as ceramics, painting, multi-media sculpture and photography. Among his other artistic interests are life-long passions for architecture, industrial and graphic design, film, music and general entertainment. From 1997 to 2007 he was a partner of the Hot Pot Studio, that designed and distributed hand painted tableware to Western Canada. From 2001 to 2007, he was Artistic Director of The Works Art & Design Festival showcasing quality art in Canada and abroad. As an Intern Architect registered with the Alberta Association of Architects, Will is enjoying the developmental process to fulfill his certification.

Cynthia Dovell

Cynthia Dovell was born in Alberta and has spent most of her life moving throughout Canada’s rural and urban environments. It is Edmonton’s mix of river parkland and metropolitan culture that has drawn her back to Edmonton with an enthusiastic drive to be a part of our public space-making efforts. Cynthia has a strong passion for community building through the celebration of local culture. She is actively involved in the local Art and Design community and is part of several local arts and culture groups, such as the Wicihitowin Arts and Culture Circle and MADE, the Media Architecture Design Edmonton organization promoting an arts dialogue in Edmonton. 

Cynthia holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto. She has over eight years of professional experience designing community focused buildings that have positive social and cultural impacts. Good design has the power to inspire, engage, unite and connect communities. Cynthia strongly believes that what is universally inspiring and enduring is what forms the basis for a lasting and sustainable future.

Liz Ingram, C.M

Liz Ingram has been teaching at the University of Alberta for over 30 years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and recently received a Distinguished University Professorship. Her work has been exhibited in North and South America, Europe, the Middle and Far East, and she has received awards at exhibitions in Canada, Slovenia, Korea, Brazil, Estonia, India, and Finland. The human body and the elemental in nature are recurring sources for her work, which investigates transitional states between material presence and the ephemeral. Her current work uses images of water and the human body to focus on the theme of interconnectedness and incorporates etching, photo intaglio, digital media, installation and sound. Recent exhibitions include Statements, Kloster Bentlage Museum, Rheine, Germany, 2009; Sanbao International Printmaking Exhibition, New Sushou Museum, Shanghai, 2009; Synergies 2009, Osman Hamdi Gallery, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul; Source: Prints by Liz Ingram Malaspina Print Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2008; Imagining Science, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2008; Prints Tokyo, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, 2007; Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Edmonton Art Gallery, 2005; Human/Nature: Contemporary Canadian Installation, Doland Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, and The Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, 2005. Liz was appointed to the Order of Canada in January, 2017.

Andrej Culen  

Joshua Kupsch

Joshua Kupsch is an Intern Landscape Architect with ISL Engineering and Land Services with a primary role of conceptual and schematic design for urban public space. He completed a Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture with a concentration in urban design at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2011, and has also lived in Kelowna, BC; Waterloo, Ontario; London, England; and Nairobi, Kenya.  Joshua is also the current chair of M.A.D.E. (Media, Art & Design Exposed) in Edmonton and a resident member of ArtsHub 118.

Linda Wedman 

Janice Mills

Janice Mills is a Structural Engineer and an Architectural Contract Administrator for DIALOG. At work, she is submerged in a integrated multi-disciplinary working environment where beauty, durability, constructability and functionality are held in a fine balance and paramount importance. She holds a diploma from Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology, Degree from Lakehead University and is currently pursuing her M.Eng in Structural Engineering at the University of Alberta.

Linda Wedman

Michelle Schultz

Michelle Schultz joined dc3 Art Projects in 2015, returning to Edmonton from Los Angeles, CA where she was Director of an emerging contemporary art gallery for three years. Prior to this, she lived in London, UK where she worked with Somerset House, Frieze Art Fair and Whitechapel Gallery, as well as publications Ibraaz and DailyServing. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art from the Sotheby's Institute of Art in London. She is a visual arts professional with substantial experience working in public and private capacities both locally and internationally, and a passion for art in all realms. Michelle is heavily invested within the artistic community of Edmonton and has given talks at Creative Practices Institute and MacEwan University, as well as contributed to SNAP's publication SNAPline. She recently sat on the Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Selection Committee for Davies Ramp, and is an active member of Latitude 53, the Edmonton Arts Council and the Art Gallery of Alberta. She currently sits on the Board of Directors at the local artist-run centre Latitude 53. Michelle is a visual arts professional with a wide range of knowledge and expertise, and a dedication to the advancement of art and culture in Edmonton, well-versed in local, national and international contemporary artistic practices, and with experience working with large-scale public art projects.

Andrej Culen

Jesse Thomas

Jesse Thomas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design, received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993 and completed his MFA in Painting at Washington University in St Louis in 2003. Before joining the University of Alberta, Thomas taught painting and drawing at Washington University in St Louis and at the University of Georgia’s Cortona, Italy Program. His paintings have been exhibited nationally in the US, most recently in Chicago, San Francisco, and Miami. His work was selected for inclusion in the annual publication New American Paintings in 2010 and 2011.

Linda Wedman

Vikki Wiercinski

A born-and-raised Edmontonian, Vikki Wiercinski is an artist and designer with a heavy interest in her community. She graduated with a degree in Visual Communication from the University of Alberta and she has spent the last near-decade putting her skills to work for non-profits and community organizations around Edmonton. Outside of her artistic and freelance design practices, Vikki also coordinates the Royal Bison Craft and Art Fair, a highly attended and widely anticipated bi-annual weekend festival of the best Edmonton’s indie artist scene has to offer. She is a self-described travel-a-holic, venturing far and wide as much as possible, but Edmonton will always be home.

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