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Dayna Block Executive Director
Dayna Block of OSP
Sarah Laing, Executive Director
Sarah Laing, MAAT, ATR joined as Executive Director in March 2019.
Sarah is an artist, art therapist, and community leader and has been
working with OSP since 2000 when the studio moved from Chicago to
Evanston. Over the years, Sarah was instrumental in initiating youth programs,numerous partnerships, and the founding of Gallery 901.She served as the Associate Director until 2011 and served in an Advisory Board capacity through 2018.

As a strong advocate of art, education, and public engagement, Sarah has worked in the art education field- working as a Teaching Artist, and served on numerous boards including Chicago Public Art Group, as Lincoln School PTA President, Foundation 65, Young Evanston Artists (YEA!), and with Chicago Public Schools through Ingenuity Inc.

Her experience with all aspects of art, her passion for arts curriculum in schools, and strong leadership skills make her a match in support of OSP's mission.

I understand the transformative power of art and what it can do for individuals and society. We are excited about the direction of OSP and particularly the work we have evolving with our social-emotional learning arts curriculum.
  Sarah Laing, Executive Director
Meghan Bortle, Business Manager   Meghan Bortle, Business Manager
Meghan is a recent Evanston transplant, but a lifelong art lover. After completing her BFA in Acting from Albion College in Albion, Michigan, Meghan worked in the Detroit theatre scene before moving to Evanston and continuing her love of arts administration.

At OSP, you can often find Meghan bustling between managing Gallery 901, coordinating volunteers, planning events, communicating with patrons, and assisting the studio. When not at OSP, Meghan is never too far away with her corgi puppy, Jojo.

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