Guelph Arts Council is thrilled to welcome our new Communications and Event Assistant for summer 2019, Lauren Taylor. Lauren has been helping to promote GAC members through social media and maintaining guelpharts.ca. Lauren has also been interviewing and writing advocacy articles to promote key cultural organizations in Guelph while supporting in the organization and implementation of one of GAC’s signature events – Art on the Street.
Lauren Taylor. Photo credit Will Snyder.
Lauren’s passion for supporting the arts stems from being an artist herself. As a trained violist and violinist Lauren is a member of Safe as Houses – a five piece alternative-folk outfit from Kitchener, Ontario. Aside from sharing her music on-stage, Lauren sits on the youth advisory committee of Folk Music Ontario and teaches violin and mentors musicians at eBolt music in Cambridge.
Safe as Houses. From left to right, Thomas Laughton (drums), Lauren Taylor (violin & vocals),
Elliot Anton (guitarist & vocalist), Bensen Carter (bassist, cellist & vocalist), and Andrew Laughton (guitarist & vocalist).
Photo credit Scott McQuarrie.
In the fall, Lauren will be attending The Glenn Gould School of Royal Conservatory of Music as a GGS Graduate Orchestral Scholar – a non-academic professional training program offered to a small number of students each year.
Drop by the Guelph Arts Council office to say hello to Lauren during GAC’s regular hours, Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 4pm.
Fun fact: Lauren has an amazing button collection, it’s the ‘pin-nacle’ of wearable art!