Laurie Swim Gallery Reopens in new space in UNESCO World Heritage site.
Lunenburg – After a series of significant renovations to the historic Addington Arms building, the Laurie Swim Gallery celebrated with a grand reopening and exhibition of renowned artists from across Nova Scotia on October 7, 2022.
“We have witnessed a tremendous change in our presence here in Lunenburg over these past few months,” said Joe Wilson, Manager of the Laurie Swim Gallery, which was founded by Laurie and her husband, Larry Goldstein, in 2004. “We are very excited to showcase Laurie's and Chippie’s new works and the combined work of a wonderful group of artists,” he said.
Laurie Swim’s art quilts have been amazing to those who look at them for over 50 years. Her works grace many public and private collections, including the City of Toronto, the Nova Scotia Art Gallery and The American Craft Museum in New York
Chippie Kennedy’s work is driven by her fascination with the presentation of the human form. Chippie studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Art in New York. Her work has been shown in private collections in Canada, the US, Mexico, Italy, France and the UK.
Laurie is a pillar of the arts community in Lunenburg and throughout Nova Scotia. She and her team continue to promote Lunenburg and the surrounding County as a destination for fine art collectors and have coined the social media hashtag #lunenburglovesart. Laurie has also spearheaded the local community effort to designate Lincoln St. as ‘Gallery Row’. Swim, Chippie Kennedy, Sharon Fox Cranston, Nancy MacDonald, Nadine Belliveau, Heather Waugh Pitts, Christopher Porter, and Richard Davis.The current exhibition features Laurie