In honor of Alberta's Centennial, the magestic beauty of the grain elevator is celebrated by artist Karen Brownlee and author Ken Tingley in 128 vibrant paintings with descriptive text. Based on the a
In honor of Alberta's Centennial, the magestic beauty of the grain elevator is celebrated by artist Karen Brownlee and author Ken Tingley in 128 vibrant paintings with descriptive text.
Based on the artist's Rural Prairie Communities series, Alberta Remembers pays homage to this rapidly disappearing icon that played such a central role in the development of the Prairie West.
Includes forewords by Jane Ross, Curator, Western Canadian History, Royal Alberta Museum and Daniel T. Gallacher, Curator Emeritus, Canadian Museum of Civilization.
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"A series of watercolours that are evocative, vivid and, at times, impressionistic."
— Edmonton Journal
"A legitimate tool for not only students of art, but history as well."
— Lethbridge Insider
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art focuses on landscapes, rural Alberta communities and grain elevators. Her watercolor series, Rural Prairie Communities and her Back Home 2005, a touring centennial exhibition, have been exhibited in galleries throughout Alberta. Karen Brownlee has been a juror for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, is a recipient of the Prairie Heritage Preservation Award and is the Founder of the Artist in Residency Program in Lethbridge, where she lives with her husband and two children.
is a historic resource consultant, author and editor who has lived and worked in Edmonton for most of his life. His interest in grain elevators was stimulated when he wrote A History of the Ester Grain Elevator for Alberta Community Development.