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WAR Flowers – A Touring Art Exhibition

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During the First World War, Canadian soldier George Stephen Cantlie plucked flowers from the fields of war-torn Europe, sending them home to his baby daughter Celia in Montréal. Artist Viveka Melki presents ten of these century-old flowers in an exhibition that examines human nature in wartime. Using floriography — the Victorian language of flowers — Melki has created an immersive, multisensory experience featuring Cantlie’s letters, specially commissioned optical crystal sculptures, and original flower-based scents, interwoven with the personal stories of ten Canadians directly involved in the war.

An art exhibition presented by Les Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens with the generous support of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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