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Private Commissions for Public Enjoyment

Charlie Abbott the Hermit With His Bicycle, Sculpture - Private CommisisonCharlie Abbott – The Hermit With His Bicycle
Sculpture #2
By Kay Henkel and Alicia Young – Chemainus Road at Elm Street.
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Kay Henkel attended the “Original Traditions Contemporary Fine Craft Exhibition & Sale” in the summer of 1992. She gave a workshop and created a maquette which is on display on the north wall at the Mount Brenton Golf Course dining room. The large figure, based on the maquette, was commissioned by the Pacific Rim Artisan Village Foundation.Kay Henkel has been creating sculpture for over 30 years, with a collection of work found worldwide. Her works grace the homes of many famous people. She sculpts lifelike figures in various media including bronze, clay, duracast and concrete. Kay also teaches sculpting and holds workshops.Alicia Young, born in Missoula, Montana, has taught extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has lived in Canada for thirty years, currently making her home in Victoria. Her sculpture does not fall into one genre. Alicia sculpts the human form, as well as water fountains, garden accessories, dancing stars and contented sunbursts.

Sea Captain -Sculpture -Private CommissionSea Captain
Sculpture #3
By Glenn Spicer – Willow Street.
It is located atop the Pacific Shores Hotel building, so one must look UP to see it!
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The Waterwheel, Sculpture - Private CommissionThe Waterwheel
Sculpture #6
Original by Karl Schutz – Waterwheel Square.
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In 1966, the Chemainus-Crofton and District Chamber of Commerce adopted the waterwheel as its emblem. A full size working replica of the original Chemainus waterwheel, made of red cedar, came to life in a community project in 1967. MacMillan Bloedel contributed most of the material, Beggs Brothers Ltd., the cement and Karl Schutz created the wheel itself. Many other individuals also contributed their time and labour. It was dedicated by H.R. MacMillan on June 3, 1967. The waterwheel currently in use is a replica of the foregoing.


The Three Generations -Private Commission Donated to the Chemainus Festival of Murals SocietyThree Generations
Sculpture #7
By the late Sandy Clark – Legion Street.
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Al and Marg Johnson of Chemainus commissioned the creation of these fibreglass figures. The backdrop was painted at a later date. Al and Marg’s daughters donated the sculptures and backdrop to the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society after the deaths of their parents.


 The Older Generation, Sculpture - Private CommissionThe Older Generations
Sculpture #8
By Barrie Shaw-Rimmington – Willow Street.
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Neil Newton and Dianne Hopkins of Chemainus commissioned this sculpture around 1990. It was created from a series of walk around photos of Neil’s parents, Yvonne and Tom Newton. It is made of Resin mixed with bronze particles then coloured with acrylic paint.


H.R.MacMillan, Sculpture - Private CommissionH.R. MacMillan
Sculpture #9
By Cheng Shu Ren (Arthur Cheng) – Waterwheel Square.
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 The Peace Pole, Sculpture Private CommissionPeace Pole
Sculpture #10
By Roger Nygaard – Waterwheel Square.
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Charlie Abbott With Wheelbarrow, Sculpture - Private CommissionCharlie Abbott – The Hermit With His Wheelbarrow
Sculpture #11
By Glenn Spicer – Chemainus Road at Elm Street.
(NOTE: Due to damage, the sculpture has been removed and placed in storage.)
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In 1988, the Pacific Rim Artisan Village Foundation guaranteed Charlie Abbott official sanctuary and honoured him as the first resident of the Artisan Village. In 1992 the Artisan Village and the Educational Society held a raffle to raise funds for the creation of a life-sized statue of the Hermit. The statue was unveiled during “Original Traditions Contemporary Fine Craft Exhibition & Sale” held in the summer of 1992.