about > ekk info

 

Estonia Arts Centre (EAC) is a registered non-profit charitable organization founded in Toronto, Canada in October 1974 by Stella Kerson-Pahapill. In January of 2015 EAC was reorganized and a new President of the Board/Artistic Director was elected in their annual Board meeting: Viljar Puu Weimann.

The objective of EAC remains the same: to promote the welfare of the Estonian/Canadian arts community at large through charitable cultural activities such as the organization of concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events in order to bring our musicians, visual artists and other artists into greater limelight in Canada and North America. Our desire is to provide opportunities and the necessary financial assistance for exhibitions, concerts and education, while also encouraging an artistic future through stipends to young aspiring artists.

On a broader basis, EAC has worked, and will continue working, in close cooperation with other Estonian arts organizations (with similar interests and objectives) in Canada, Estonia and USA.

Arts and artists are the best ambassadors of our Estonia, representing our rich cultural inheritance and our great hope for a better future. In order to accomplish this expansive and daunting task we need your continued financial support. Every concert or exhibition requires an expenditure of thousands of dollars. All donations are tax deductible and will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year. The names of all sponsors are always printed in our programs. The best way to give is to mail your donation to our mailing address or by contacting our Treasurer.

Eesti Kunstide Keskus (EKK) on registreeritud mittetulu toov organisatsioon organiseeritud Torontos, Kanadas 1974. aasta oktoobris Stella Kerson+Pahapilli poolt. 2015 aasta jaanuaris, peale EKK ümberorganiseerimist ,valiti Viljar Puu Weimann uueks Juhatuse Presidendiks-Kunstiliseks juhiks.

EKK tegevuse eesmärgid on jätkuvalt samad: edustada ja tutvustada Eesti-Kanada kunsti ja kunstnikke laiemale ühiskonnale nii Kanadas kui Põhja Ameerikas, luues neile võimalusi kontsertide, kunstnäituste ja muude kultuuriliste ürituste organiseerimisega. Samuti tahame nende tegevust toetada finantsiliselt määrates honorariumeid ja stipendiume noortele pealekasvavatele artistidele. Laiemal pinnal EKK on teinud koostööd ja jätkub lähedast koostööd teiste kunstiorganisatsioonidega (milledel on samad eesmärgid ja püüdlused) nii Kanadas, Eestis kui USA.

Kunst ja kunstnikud on parimad saadikud esindama meie Eestit, meie rikkalikku kunstipärandit ja kindlat usku paremale tulevikule. Et seda suurt ja väljakutsuvat ülesannet edukalt täita vajame aga teie jätkuvat rahalist toetust. Iga kontsert või kunstinäitus maksab tuhandeid dollareid. Kõik annetused on tulumaksuvabad ja aasta lõpul saate kviitungi oma toetuse tuvastamiseks. Toetajate nimed trükitakse alati programmides. Kõige lihtsam meetod seda teha on saata oma toetus meie posti aadressile või võtta kontakti meie raamatupidajaga.

 
 

board members > juhatus

 

Viljar Weimann

Artistic Director

Estonian-born Viljar Puu Weimann has enjoyed a multifaceted career as a conductor and violinist for more than two decades. Currently he holds the position of Music Director/Conductor of Orchestra Sul Ponticello in Decatur, AL; for ten years he worked as Music Director of the Shoals Symphony in Florence, AL. An international conductor, Viljar has conducted throughout Europe, and in Canada as well as the United States. He has produced one CD conducting Orchestra Collegium Consonante/ Tallinn, in the works of Canadian Composer Kaljo Raid. He is also President of the Estonian Arts Center in Toronto, Canada.

weimann@bellsouth.net

Evi Vahtra

Treasurer

Evi Vahtra, is a Canadian/Estonian, born and raised in Toronto. An Active in the Estonian community, she is a member of the Estonian Central Council (EKN), Association of Estonian Women Students  (ENÜS). Former Board member of Estonia Choir, St Peter's Estonian Ev. Lutheran Church, EKN, ENÜS, theatre group ILUTULI, EstDocs and has sung with TEAS Ööbik. 

evi.vahtra@gmail.com

Charles Kipper

Executive

Charles Kipper was born in Toronto in 1951 to Estonian immigrant parents and received his training at the Royal Conservatory and the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto culminating with a Master of Music degree in 1974. As a pianist, Charles has accompanied and has performed with numerous vocalists such as Avo Kittask, Ingemar Korjus and recently Stephen Bell. As a conductor, Charles has directed the Toronto Estonian Male Choir for thirty years and has participated in numerous choral festivals in North America and Estonia.

charleskipper1@gmail.com

Reet Lindau-Voksepp

Secretary

Reet Lindau-Voksepp completed her Art and Music studies at the University of Toronto, OCADU and the Faculty of Education. Reet has been active in the Estonian Singers’ Federation of North America, Toronto Estonian School, Association of Estonian Women University Students, St.Peters Ev. Lutheran Church Council, Estonian House Art Committee, Estonian Studies Centre. As a vocalist, Reet has performed and recorded with Lindau Õed, Lindau Ansambel, Lootus, Estonia and Ööbik, and as a visual artist, has exhibited in North America and Europe.

reetlindau@gmail.com