Laurie moved to Seattle from Richmond, VA, where she obtained her degree from VCU in Art History, Anthropology and Italian. She founded the Ghost Gallery project in 2006, with the goal of making original art more accessible by exhibiting artists in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. In April 2010, she opened a unique gallery space on Capitol Hill, featuring a rotating selection of local and global artists, handmade jewelry, vintage furniture and more. Off-site exhibits are still a large part of Ghost’s mission, working with other curators and business owners to provide more exposure for emerging artists and designers. Aside from curating, Laurie also plays bass for local band Ships.
Ghost Gallery’s mission for this project is to create a dynamic, visually striking art program for the 2012 Capitol Hill Block Party, engaging festival-goers with an exciting variety of site-specific, locally made art.