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The Power Plant Elects New Board President

(Toronto, ON) December 14, 2007 – The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre today announced that Nancy McCain has been elected the new President of the Board of Directors of The Power Plant – Canada’s leading contemporary art gallery.

McCain follows Lonti Ebers who will remain active as a Board member. William J.S. Boyle, Chief Executive Officer of Harbourfront Centre commented recently on Ebers tenure. “Lonti has been tireless in her support of The Power Plant and most recently launched the President’s Challenge donation campaign designed to raise funds for The Power Plant by matching all donations up to $100,000 in 2007. We thank her for her contribution.”

Gregory Burke, Director of The Power Plant, echoes Boyles’ comments and adds, “We are going from strength to strength with the appointment of Nancy McCain to the position of President of the Board. Under Lonti’s tenure, we just completed the most successful fundraiser ever for The Power Plant raising over $550,000 and that puts us into an exceptional position as we move into our 21st year.”

McCain has been a Board member of The Power Plant since 1999 and brings to her role as President a wealth of experience and background in contemporary art. She has worked with the Art Gallery of Ontario and for Sotheby’s in New York City. She also has her Masters in Arts Administration.

“The Power Plant is riding a wave of success at the moment,” comments McCain, “I am stepping in during a time when the gallery is gaining in international recognition for its programming. The Power Plant’s upcoming exhibition by Turner Prize-winning British artist Simon Starling was recently cited by the New York Times as one of the premier shows to watch out for in the first half of 2008. Under the leadership of Director Gregory Burke, we have become the gallery to watch in the world of contemporary art.”

McCain also noted that The Power Plant was recently chosen as one of 19 galleries worldwide to participate in the SITE Santa Fe Biennial next June.

About The Power Plant
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre is among the finest public contemporary art galleries in the world and the premier non-collecting Canadian venue for the presentation of new art. Since 1987, The Power Plant has distinguished itself as a strong and independent Canadian voice in the international contemporary art arena. Its ambitious exhibitions feature the most exciting artists working today, while its publications are admired and consulted around the world. The Power Plant is a reliable source of visual pleasure and civic pride for sophisticated and culturally astute Torontonians.

The Power Plant is a registered Canadian charitable organization supported by its Board of Directors, gallery members, sponsors, donors and funding bodies at all levels of government. For information on exhibitions and events visit


For more information, please contact:

Kerry Harris
Weber Shandwick

Gregory Burke
The Power Plant

Shane Gerard
Publicist - Harbourfront Centre
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