During the First World War, Canadian soldier Lieutenant-Colonel George Stephen Cantlie plucked flowers from the fields of war-torn Europe, sending them home to his baby daughter Celia in Montreal. 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.
Effective Monday, November 23 at 12:01 a.m., Mississauga will move to the Grey-Lockdown level. We are responding with several operational changes, program cancellations & facility closures to keep everyone safe. As a result, the exhibition has temporarily closed until further notice.
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