Idea Exchange welcomes new director of Cambridge Art Galleries

The Idea Exchange is ready to welcome Alix Voz as the new Director/Curator of Cambridge Art Galleries. Alix will take office on Wednesday, said a statement from the city.

“We are delighted to have Alix join us in Cambridge,” Idea Exchange CEO Helen Kelly said in a press release. “His enthusiasm for presenting art exhibitions that are engaging and accessible to the wider community is infectious.

For the past four years, Vos has worked as director/curator at the WKP Kennedy Gallery in North Bay.

She holds a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Art History and Fine Arts, Geography, Communication and Culture from York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University Nipissing, the statement said. She is an adjunct faculty member at Nipissing University where she teaches art classes in the BFA program. She is also a lecturer in Sheridan College’s Advanced Visual and Creative Arts Program.

An active member of the community, Vos served as Vice Chair of the City of North Bay’s Public Art Policy Committee.

Vos has her own contemporary art practice and her work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, the Living Arts Center in Mississauga and the Red Head Gallery in Toronto. Her artistic practice includes drawing, having recently published her illustrations in a children’s book. She is currently working on a series of children’s illustration books inspired by art history.

With a love of literature and a passion for art, Vos says she is excited about the community engagement opportunities at Idea Exchange.

The community will have the opportunity to meet the new Curator/Director at the Fibreworks 2022 Virtual Opening Reception on July 21 at 7 p.m., registration required to attend.

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