I first saw a mention of The Alberta Flood Rose Project on the blog one+one stones, as Calgary artist Barbara previewed her entry for this unique fundraising effort for flood relief in southern Alberta. She was part of a group of over 450 visual artists (both adults and children) who created small 4″x4″ renderings of our provincial flower, the wild rose, that were combined into eight collections. After a brief tour, the collections were auctioned off in August, with all of the proceeds donated to the Red Cross. There is now a beautiful little book available which gathers photographs of all of the artwork together.
What absolutely amazes me as I go through the book is the range of interpretation of the subject matter and the diversity of the media used to create the works. There is a gallery up at the project’s website – please do treat yourself and click through here to see a large selection of the fabulous pieces. What a wonderful way to showcase talented Alberta artists and offer support for everyone in flood-ravaged areas!
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