Jim Bourne retired from practicing law in 2010 and began studying oil painting. He bought the building at 137 East Main St. in New Albany to use as a retirement office andpainting studio. He opened the James Bourne Gallery in that space in July of 2017.
Julie is the visionary, artist, and Executive Director of Bourne-Schweitzer Gallery. She has been actively involved in the development of the regional arts community for over 30 years. She enjoys seeking new challenges and strives to develop, implement and build cross institutional relationships. She has cultivated an excellent working relationship with local, regional, national and international arts programs and media. These relationships have enabled the funding of programming through grants and corporate and private donors, the creation of innovative programming, international recognition and the advancement of the regional arts community.