Tribute to Brenda Wainman Goulet at this weekend’s Artists of the Limberlost tour


For 12 years now, artists along Limberlost Road have been opening their work space to the public for the Artists of the Limberlost Open Studio Weekend. The Open Studio weekend takes place on August 18 and 19, from 10 am to 5 pm each day with seven studios and 20 artists participating. 

The Artists of the Limberlost will be remembering Brenda Wainman Goulet at this year’s tour. Brenda was an accomplished metal sculptor, friend, colleague, and a founding member of Artists of the Limberlost. The Huntsville community was deeply saddened last January by Brenda’s sudden death. She left a profound legacy in the sculptures she created both for public spaces and for private clients.

Brenda was also a dedicated mother, and her youngest daughter Danielle Goulet followed in her footsteps and became a jeweller, working with metal and stone on a smaller scale.  Danielle has been Brenda’s guest artist on the Artists of the Limberlost studio tour for the past five years, and will be exhibiting again this year. She will be at Studio 7 on Billie Bear Road, along with painter and printmaker Janet Stahle.

Danielle has planned a display to celebrate and remember her mom, and she’s bringing all of Brenda’s last original works of art, though none will be for sale at this point. She also plans to display pictures, drawings and poems of her mom’s, and she’s put together a collaborative project in which the public is invited to help create a piece of art in Brenda’s honour.

Danielle is looking forward to the Artists of the Limberlost Tour this weekend and remarks, “As Brenda would have said, the show must go on!”

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  1. What was truly outstanding about your mother (beyond her world-class talent) was her kindness, Danielle. When I wanted a sculpture of my parents’ original, small cottage for their 60th wedding anniversary; your Mom and I took measurements of everything. She picked up a large rock from the property for the base, and worked from photographs I supplied.
    Needless to say, they were thrilled, and when she took the time (on the next studio tour) to explain the process step-by-step; they were over the moon. But that was just natural for Brenda: she treated family, friends, and total strangers with equanimity. An incredible lady, with an incredible gift – thank you for what you’re doing.

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