Meet the Studio Team
Hilary Potosnak (AGGV Studio Coordinator)
Hilary Potosnak is a familiar face at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. As Tours Coordinator she has been leading engagements within the gallery and we welcome her enthusiasm and creativity in the Studio Coordinator role.
As an educator Hilary finds joy in discovery, exploration, and art making. Hilary has a background in Art History, Writing and Journalism and is skilled at engaging audiences around art and ideas. She is excited to see how her passion for public engagement and education will continue to help shape the studio program and experiences for our community in a more expansive way.
After many years of travel Hilary settled with her family in Victoria in 2014. She lives with her husband, three children, two cats, and one dog.
April Caverhill (AGGV Studio Instructor)
April Caverhill is a Victoria based illustrator and visual artist who also makes frequent forays into found object sculpture and fiber art. She is an honors graduate of OCAD University in Toronto. Her illustrations appear in publications in Canada and the US, including Victoria`s `Focus`magazine. As an art educator, April has enjoyed working with a wide range of organizations including Victoria and Toronto elementary schools, Girls`Alternative Program, AIDS Vancouver Island, and PEERS Victoria. Articles and interviews about her art have been featured on national radio and television and published in Asian Art News, Artichoke, Monday, and Boulevard magazines. aprilcaverhill.wordpress.com
Kerianne Taves (AGGV Studio Instructor)
Kerianne Taves lives in Victoria, BC with her husband and two children, Willow (9) & Enso (5). Kerianne received a Diploma from Vancouver Community College in Jewellery Art & Design. As a metalsmith and designer, she has drawn inspiration from nature, travel and the female form.
In recent years, she has had the privilege to make art with children in schools, in her own home and as an instructor at Poppet Creative. If she is not creating or reading, you can always find her near the ocean with a pastry and hot coffee. “I believe that children have an authentic ability to describe the world and their emotions through art. Watching them grow and express themselves brings me an immense amount of joy. If we give them the supplies and teach them techniques, then all we have to do is sit back and watch their magic unfold”