Monday night was a big night for the arts world in Sherbrooke, with several decisions relating to arts and culture coming before the city council. Conversations ranged from the announcement of new funding for projects across the region to debate over the creation of the city’s 17th public mural. The night began with the presentation of a mock-up of a new sculpture to be installed at the Place de la Gare next to Lac des Nations this summer. A creation of Eastern Townships artist Roberto Pellegrinuzzi, “les sentinelles” or, “the sentinels”, depicts three massive metal fiddleheads in the process of unfurling from a base of living greenery. The ferns, which will stand between 4.9 and 6.1 metres tall, will be finished with a mirrored surface, encouraging viewers to consider the world around them as they look at the artwork. See full story in the Wednesday, March 7th edition of The Record.