Work on a bronze sculpture of Andre Lapine is set to begin. Minden Hills is paying around $28,500 to make it happen, but most of that is covered by grants. The township sole-sourced the project to Steve Hudak, instead of using a request for proposal process. The look of the sculpture was decided on by the Cultural Centre Advisory Committee, and council felt there wouldn’t be many artists that could create the figure.

The bronze will be installed at the corner of Bobcaygeon Road and Parkside Street, and will be done by the end of August. Lapine is a Canadian painter mostly known for his horse, landscape, and portrait paintings. He moved to Minden around 1940, and the cultural centre has around 100 of his pieces.

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Bronze statue of Andre Lapine could be coming to the Minden Hills Cultural Centre