Yesterday Mayor Rick Maloney accepted a painting from artist, Pat Fairhead R.C.A., on behalf of the Town of Bracebridge. Fairhead, an international artist who calls Muskoka home, is a longtime patron of the Bracebridge Sportsplex.
She gifted the Sportsplex with a large painting entitled, East Bay #4 Lake Muskoka, that is located in the main lobby, and three smaller paintings on display in the lifeguard’s station.
“I am so grateful for the generosity, thoughtfulness and care I have received at the Sportsplex,” says Fairhead. “The instructors, lifeguards and entire team are always interested in how I am doing and how they can help. The care I have received here has been boundless. I hope this gift will bring attention to the first-class facility and the exceptional people who work here.”
Pat Fairhead came to Canada from England when she was 10 years old, and two days after arriving in Toronto she went to Muskoka and fell in love with the Canadian landscape. This sparked a life-long love affair with the wilderness, which has taken her around the world and inspired her artwork ever since.
During her career, Fairhead has had 70 solo shows nationally and internationally. Her work can be found in the Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings at Windsor Castle, England, and is represented in at least 200 corporate collections, government buildings and universities. To learn more, visit patfairhead.ca.
“On behalf of the Town of Bracebridge, I want to thank Pat Fairhead for this beautiful and generous gift,” said Mayor Maloney. “Maintaining an active lifestyle is important for all ages, and the team at the Sportsplex go above and beyond every day to encourage and support patrons on their health and wellness journeys.”
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