Alberta Farm Women

Chuck MacLean Arts Centre Camrose, AB

Alberta Farm Women is a collection of paintings and photographs by Dawn Saunders Dahl. Alberta Farm Women commemorates and documents the present time by examining current rural culture, its presence in Alberta and the determination of its unique rural women. This exhibit is a preview of the exhibit that will be shown at the Red Deer and District Museum in 2009.

Art Exhibition previously on in Canada.
From Thursday 01 November 2007 to Friday 30 November 2007

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Published by anonymous on Tuesday 16 October 2007.
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Alberta Farm Women is a collection of paintings and photographs by Dawn Saunders Dahl. Agriculture is a vital industry to our province and rural women have been indispensable to its development. Alberta Farm Women commemorates and documents the present time by examining current rural culture, its presence in Alberta and the determination of its unique rural women. These women met opportunity with passion and faced their challenges with initiative and the unwavering desire to build something better for their families and community. This exhibit shows the hardships and stresses that have become reflected in their hands, faces and language to show a sense of the immediate and the actual, of these women’s perceptions and realities, and of life unfolding as it really is.

All Albertans, urban and rural, gain from the work of the few, are the beneficiaries and are in their debt. To these women of foresight and determination and action, we all owe a debt of gratitude and recognition. By unearthing these stories we are reminded of how easily the erasure of history can occur and of how important it is to document these pieces of Canadian history.

This exhibit is a preview of the exhibit that will be shown at the Red Deer and District Museum in 2009.

Location

Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809-52 Street
Camrose, Alberta