Duane Montney, 43, resides in the Ionia Correctional Facility, serving a sentence of 50-75 years, handed down when he was a juvenile. He says art teaches him discipline and helps him achieve goals, and expressed the hope that his work would bring joy to others.
Just in time for the holidays, Humanity for Prisoners introduces a selection of four Christmas cards, two of which have specific themes in Grand Haven. Prison Artist Duane Montney, better known as “DJ,” offered to use his gifts to help HFP raise urgently needed year-end funds. There’s a generic theme for two of the covers, but the others feature these Grand Haven icons - the Pere Marquette caboose at Chinook Pier and St. John’s Episcopal Church!
The cards are selling for $30 for a pack of 10, and can be ordered below.
Snow Covered Bridge
St. John's Episcopal
Text for the cards was written by the Rev. Dr. Jared Cramer, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church and member of the HFP Board of Directors.
Pere Marquette Caboose