Modern art vandalized in Almonte

MISSISSIPPI MILLS – Vandals have done irreparable damage to an art piece on loan in Almonte created by an Almonte artist.

“The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking the public’s assistance regarding damage done to a modern art sculpture at the Metcalfe Geoheritage Park in Almonte,” OPP media relations officer Const. Joe Tereschuk released in a statement today (Sept. 24). “The damage was believed to have occurred in the overnight hours between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2.

The sculpture, titled Shelter Tissage, was on loan from the National Capital Commission (NCC) and had been created by local Almonte artist Stephen Brathwaite in 1992 to commemorate Canada’s 125th birthday.

“Some of the damage done to the sculpture is not repairable,” Tereschuk said. “Anyone who has information regarding this incident, or any other criminal offences, is encouraged to contact the Lanark County OPP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).”