The Alberta Flood Rose Project.


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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  1. Didn’t know there had been bad floods in Alberta. This looks like a good way to bring people together to support the victims. And there seems to be no limit to the variety of visual takes that can be taken on the subject of a flower.

  2. What a beautiful project. I am sure the book is a real treasure. I loved looking through the link you posted. As you know, our disasters here have been fertile ground for lots of collaborative artwork and community activities. It’s heartwarming.

  3. Thanks for the post Sheryl. : ) Our school continues to help out people affected. Unfortunately, this event will be felt for some time to come.

  4. I am so glad you included the link to the website. The 8 large collection pieces are stunning, but then the 81 smaller pieces are amazing, too. So very diverse, yet similar. Gorgeous!

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