Gallery Stratford is losing one of its biggest supporters.
Executive Director Zhe Gu has accepted a position as Visual Arts Director with the Ontario Arts Council.
Gu's exciting new responsibilities will begin on July 2nd at the Ontario Arts Council offices in Toronto.
During her six years as Executive Director with Gallery Stratford, Gu managed to bring renewed financial health to an organization that was experiencing precarious budgeting issues.
Under her directorship, Gallery Stratford enjoyed a renewed increase in participation in education programs for all ages, in exhibition attendance, and in financial support from both businesses and individuals.
Stratford artists Leslie Watts, Scott McKowen, Glen Crumback, Virgil Burnett, Tony Urquhart, Shannon Garden Smith, Art Green, Shane Norrie, Lucinda Jones, Peter Ryan and Jack Dylan are among the many local artists whose works were exhibited at Gallery Stratford under Gu's leadership.