Yesterday at Cornwallis Street Baptist Church, Halifax Regional Police (HRP) received its second piece of artwork from the community.
During the morning church service, pastor Dr. Rhonda Britton and artist Christine Johnston presented the artwork to Chief Jean-Michel Blais and Deputy Chief Bill Moore. The artwork depicts the church as a place of worship and coming together, which Christine says is very important to the African-Nova Scotia community. The painting will be hung in a place of prominence at HRP Headquarters on Gottingen Street.
In acknowledgment of Christine’s talent and hard work, HRP presented an honorarium to both Christine and the church’s building fund. In the spirit of giving, Christine graciously elected to donate a portion of her honorarium to the church’s building fund.
As part of HRP’s 20th anniversary as an amalgamated policing service, and within the context of our Strategic Plan, the police service has been actively soliciting artwork representing community groups.
HRP received its first piece of art in February 2016 from artist Enas Jawad from the Muslim community. HRP hopes to receive more pieces from our diverse communities in the next year.
Check out the beautiful artwork from artist Christine Johnston (attached).