Chelsie Legree is the executive director of The Westlake Gallery. In 2014, she graduated from Nipissing University with her Bachelor of Education and has had many opportunities working with children and within the area schools. She was the Chair of the Downtown Gallery Hop in North Bay. In 2016, she had a year internship with the Powassan and District Union Public Library, where she raised over $150,000 through grant writing and fundraisng initiatives. In 2017, she had a mentorship with Jaime Morse through the Ottawa Art Councils YALC Program.She is responsible for the grant writing and administrative duties.

 

 

James Thorne is the curator of The Westlake Gallery. He graduated from Nipissing University in 2015 with his Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours. During his time at Nipissing he was the Co-Chair of the North Bay Student Art Collective and apprenticed under Amanda Burke at The Line Gallery. In 2016, he interned for the North Bay and Area Potters' Guild, where he mentored under Potter, Keith Campbell. James has curated over 20 shows since forming The Westlake Gallery in 2014. One of the most important things for James when curating is the balance / flow of movement within an exhibition. 

 

James Thorne

140 McGonigal Street West, Arnprior, Ontario

(613) 850-9957 / thorne.j@hotmail.com

Education

2015             BFA Honours, Nipissing University, North Bay, On.

Exhibitions

2017             Three Generations, Group Show, Powassan Library, Powassan, On.

2016             Sanctuary, Dual Show, Powassan Library, Powassan, On.

2016             Art Jam3!, NRCC Creativity Space, North Bay, On.

2016             Art Jam!, NRCC Creativity Space, North Bay, On.

2016             Little Roots Festival, The Voyager, North Bay, On.

2015             152 Main, Pop Up Gallery, North Bay, On.

2015             Nipissing BFA Graduate Exhibition, WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, On.

2015             Nipissing University Annual Juried Exhibition, White Water Gallery, North Bay, On.

2014             Sneak Peek Fall Exhibition, The Westlake Gallery, North Bay, On.

2014             Nipissing University Annual Juried Exhibition, White Water Gallery, North Bay, On.

2013             Nipissing University Annual Juried Exhibition, White Water Gallery, North Bay, On.

2013             Ice Follies: STAG, Discovery North Bay Museum, North Bay, On.

2010             ADHS Grade 12 Exhibition, Arnprior Public Library, Arnprior, On.

Curated Shows (selected)

2016             Sneak Peek: Fall Exhibition III, The Westlake Gallery, North Bay, On.

2016             Room 406: Thesis Work From Widdifield High School, co-curator, The Westlake                                  Gallery, North Bay, On.   

2016             Seeking Zen, Solo show by Arlie Hoffman, The Westlake Gallery, North Bay, On.

2016             What if We Started an Art Gallery, The Westlake Gallery, North Bay, On.

2015             Sneak Peek: Fall Exhibition, The Westlake Gallery, North Bay, On.   

2015             Pop Up Show, Nipissing University Library, North Bay, On.   

2015             The Dionne Quintuplets: Closing Show, Dionne Quintuplet Museum, North Bay, On.

2014             Paper, The Westlake Gallery, North Bay, On.

2014             Sneak Peek Fall Exhibition, The Westlake Gallery, North Bay, On.

2013             Pop Up Show, Nipissing University Library, North Bay, On.

Positions

2017 -            Member, The Almonte Potters' Guild, Almonte, On.

2016 - 2017  Studio Coordinator Intern, The North Bay and Area Potters’ Guild, North Bay, On.       

2015 - 2017  Member, The Downtown Gallery Hop, North Bay, On.

2014 -            Curator, The Westlake Gallery, North Bay, On. 

2014 - 2015  Museum Interpreter, The Dionne Quintuplet Museum, North Bay, On.

2013 - 2014  Chair, North Bay Student Art Collective, North Bay, On.