Rod Kurtz tells us about a new exhibition in Edmonton, an immersive experience called "War Flowers". Curator Viveka Melki share her inspirations for this emotional story.
Opening January 31 at Edmonton’s Borealis Gallery, Located in the Alberta Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre
An Innovative, Multi-Sensorial Exhibition Exploring Human Nature in the Landscape of War through Floriography, Sculpture and Scent. During the First World War (1914-18) Canadian soldier Lieutenant-Colonel George Stephen Cantlie picked flowers from the fields and gardens of war-torn Europe, pressing and drying them within a book. Every day, he sent one flower home, along with a short, affectionate note to one of his children, including his one-year-old baby daughter Celia in Montreal, so that, as she grew up, she would have something to remember him by in the event he didn’t survive that terrible war.
The Canadian Press Hina Alam https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/poppies-from-the-first-world-war-tour-country-as-symbol-of-hope-resilience
HINA ALAM THE CANADIAN PRESS Novembre, 5 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-poppies-from-the-first-world-war-tour-country-as-symbol-of-hope-2/
By Hina AlamThe Canadian Press Tues., Nov. 5, 2019 https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/11/05/flowers-from-the-first-world-war-tour-country-as-symbol-of-hope-resilience.html
« Very moving...» - a visitor from Candiac, Dec. 14, 2018 « Wonderful sensory experience! » - a visitor from NY, Dec. 26, 2018 WAR FLOWERS — A Touring Art Exhibition now showing at Château Ramezay, [...]
Screening of the film « Joyeux Noël » (In French) at the Château Ramezay Museum in Montreal. The screening of the film is linked to the exhibition WAR Flowers currently on display at the Museum [...]
Interview with Viveka Melki RDI Week-End Click here to see the interview
An interview from Claude Deschênes - In French. Program : C’est un monde FRANCE 2
Curator Viveka Melki tells us about the exhibit at Château Ramezay in Montreal, inspired by one soldier's letters and pressed flowers, sent home from the front lines to his baby girl. Audio Link: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/all-in-a-weekend-montreal/segment/15617877