Gallery Closure

The White Water Gallery will be closed to the public during the day of Thursday, February 9th in memory of Ruth Jamieson.

Ruth passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Ruth was the beloved wife of David Allen McCaskill. She was 55 years old. Loving and caring mother of Matthew Jamieson, Patricia Jamieson, Alex Jamieson and Victoria Jamieson-McCaskill, all of North Bay. Ruth was a very respected artist. Currently she was focusing on pottery, Fractal art and Digital photography. However, she enjoyed creating in a wide variety of mediums including watercolour, acrylic and pastel painting; coloured pencil; cross stitch; fibre and fabric; clay and concrete. Ruth’s family will receive friends at the Martyn Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6:00 -9:00 pm, with a Celebration Service being held at 7:30 pm in the Funeral Home Chapel. If desired, donations to the WKP Kennedy Gallery or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by her family. Online condolences at

We will also be closed Satruday February 11th for Administration.

Lynn Richardson: Arctic Garden / Opening this Friday: February 3rd @ 7pm

Lynn Richardson: Arctic Garden
February 3rd – March 10th, 2012
Reception: February 3rd @ 7pm

With renewed debates over rights to waterways and Arctic shipping routes a new era of colonization will soon begin. Using British colonialism as a metaphor for the potential exploitation of the Arctic, Richardson’s new work questions this relationship by assuming multiple forms reminiscent of the English Garden.  Currently England contains over 20 million private gardens, and these heavily cultivated, controlled and contrived spaces magnificently display our constant desire to bend and manipulate nature. Although her work is intended to be playful, even humorous in order to soften the hard reality of the underlying message, it presents a critical examination of the dichotomy between nature and our industry driven culture and the devastating long-term effects our current courses of action will have on the environment.