DAN CEARNS The Standard
UXBRIDGE: Alexandra Hartmann, Uxbridge Public Library’s former CEO, who died in September of 2018, will be memorialized with a sculpture.
The sculpture will be created by local artist Wynn Walters, and according to a press release “depicts a book, with a hand delicately turning the page.” The sculpture will be cast in bronze, and will be installed in an alcove beside the main entrance of the Uxbridge Public Library.
At a meeting on Monday, April 15th, Mr. Walters a5nd Corrinne Morrison, the Uxbridge Library’s Program and Outreach Coordinator, presented to Uxbridge council the idea about the sculpture.
Ms. Morrison said Ms. Hartmann “made Uxbridge Public Library a better place for our community” and “valued and encouraged great customer service above all.”
Ms. Morrison told council she heard from a lot of patrons, who asked her if there would be some type of memorial done for Ms. Hartmann.
“This sculpture is a fitting tribute, and a perfect way for the community to work together to honour her memory and the legacy that she left,” she said.
Mr. Walters said the theme of the sculpture is turning the page, or turning over a new leaf.
“I see it as not only in memory of Alex Hartmann, but also as recognition to the community of the importance of books and reading,” Mr. Walters told councillors.
Total cost of the sculpture is expected to be around $6,000, and 100 Men Who Care has pledged to cover about half of the cost. The sculpture will be funded through donations.
Those looking to help fund the project can make donations at the Uxbridge Public Library or can send donations to the library.
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