- Municipal Council
Mount Royal, August 26, 2015 – This evening, Mayor Philippe Roy, accompanied by various Town councillors and dignitaries and the artist himself, celebrated the donation of a magnificent sculpture to the Town’s collection of art works. Titled L’Harmonie, the work of Townie Peter Monk embodies the shapes, sense of movement and emotion for which the sculptor is renowned. The donation is the result of a generous initiative by the artist.
Mr. Monk’s sculpture is a contemporary work made from Carrara marble. It will now be exhibited at the Reginald J. P. Dawson Library alongside other works presented to the Town in recent years. Its curves and flow make L’Harmonie an exceptional work, whose form, like its name, expresses a certain voluptuousness and demonstrates the artist’s impressive mastery of the art of stone carving.
Gathered at a reception in honour of Mr. Monk and his admirable act, the guests were all smiles. “We are honoured to be able to add a sculpture of this calibre to our collection,” said Mayor Roy. “We will exhibit it in a way that allows all Townies to come and appreciate it. This is important in a community like ours, which has always maintained a privileged relationship with the arts.”
The works of Peter Monk may be viewed online at www.petermonk.ca.