“A few things happened. There was a day when there was a little graffiti on it and it was removed… but it wasn’t like the last bit.
“She was really upset, we had walked past it and it was completely degraded,” Jennifer said of Hannah upon seeing the large blue graffiti on Friday, September 23.
A Facebook post from Hannah’s mother, Jennifer Shkolny, was posted to a local Grande Prairie forum group showing the vandalism and expressing her disappointment. The post received more than 550 reactions.
Band member Glyn Gruner read the post and decided to do something about it:
Jennifer says he did it out of the goodness of his heart and wasn’t paid to do it.
“It was pretty amazing to see our community step up.”
She says Hannah wants to pay with the generous action of a stranger.
“We’re going to be taking one of her Loon On A Lake prints and auctioning it off and the funds will go to Hannah’s charity of choice – Into the Woods Animal Rescue.”
The auction for a copy of Hannah’s artwork runs until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, on a Sunflower and Swallow Facebook post (preview below).
The utility box with Hannah’s painting is on 116th Street.
Jennifer says that aside from Hannah’s love of art, she’s currently 16 and wants to go to school to become a vet tech.