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Huntsville receives donation of public art

Huntsville receives donation of public art

Posted: 2022-09-22 07:37:50 By: thebay

The Town of Huntsville expressed their gratitude after a generous donation of public artwork on Wednesday.

Bill and Donna Jensen donated a tapestry and sculpture, which are now on public display at the Canada Summit Centre and Active Living Centre.

Marni Martin, a local artist, resident, and business owner of Marni Martin Fibre Studio, developed the triptych tapestry that reflects the local landscape and includes 21 different kinds of fabric to mirror the beauty of Muskoka. The 5’x 9’ sculpture, known as the Owl on the Prowl was created by another local artist and resident Brenda Wainman-Goulet in 2005. Wainman-Goulet passed away in 2018 but her legacy is showcased in various public art installations along Huntsville Main Street.

Bill and Donna Jensen says that they decided to donate their treasures to the Town of Huntsville so that they could stay in the environment for which they were created and so that as many people as possible could learn to appreciate the artists who created them.