b'Amazing Mural(continued from page 9)great experience and very unique. IslandFirstNationsChiefKelly Jon popped in over the paintingLaRocca,artistJoannaMalcolm, weekend to see the work in progress.RegionalCouncillorWilmaWotten, IamverypleasedwiththefinalMayorBobbieDrew,singerLeah PHOTO COURTESY OF DUSTIN LEVASSEURproduct, he commented. It can beDanielsandherhusbandTim abitoverwhelmingletting50plusDeegan, realtors Keith Williams and people have a paintbrush and recre- LisaFollows,KerriKingofStation atewhatyouhavedesigned,butGallery fame, author Chris Creamer, everyone did such a great job and itand Scugog fire chief Mark Berney.cametogetherbeautifully.IwillbeFull-timeartistJonColwellwill proud to see it hanging up high forbe on hand during Culture Days, to the foreseeable future. explainmoreabouthisinspiration This year marks Jons fourth yearandthesymbolismoftheanimals beinginvolvedwiththeScugogdepicted on the mural.ArtsCouncil,andheiscurrentlyJonandMelissathankeveryone Vice-President. involvedinthesuccessfulMural Melissa says that art shows for theMarathon,whichraisedalmostJon Colwell, full time artist, designed the talentedJonColwellalwaysdraw$23,000 to support Scugog Arts. Thesemural for the SCA.large crowds. funds will be used for art events and We were very lucky to have himprogramming in the future.car, a restaurant menu, or the clothes design the mural for us, she added.Specialappreciationgoesouttoyou wear. There are so many styles EveryoneinvolvedintheMuralartist Marion Meyers, who has beenand there is something for everyone Marathonwillbeinvitedtoviewinvolved in quilting marathons. Shewhether its music, visual or theatre. themuralfollowingitsinstallation.cameupwiththeideaofamuralWithoutart,wewouldhavenoth-Thiswouldincludethecelebritymarathon. ingatallandliveaterriblydull painters: Scugog township CAO KenArt is important because every- existence.Nix,ScugogtownshipClerkBeckything starts with art. It is essential. Jamieson,MississaugasofScugogJon explained. A magazine cover, aBy Lynn Campbell, Focus on Scugog207 Queen Street, Port Perry 905.985.3011www.lukes.ca10FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2021'