UpdateJust over a year ago, Nova Scotia artist Laurie Swim undertook a monumental community art project to mark the upcoming centenary of the 1917 Halifax explosion. The fibre art piece, Hope and Survival, will honour the lives lost or dramatically changed by the explosion and celebrate the heroic efforts to assist survivors.
|One panel from Laurie Swim's Hope and Survival project, commemorating the 1917 Halifax explosion.|
|One small section of the Scroll of Remembrance, work in progress by Laurie Swim and volunteers.|
|Names and ages of victims, beaded in braille by project participants. Laurie Swim|
This year's commemorative event will include Laurie’s presentation about the project and a memorial concert with David Stone and friends.
The annual commemoration of the Halifax explosion takes place on Sunday, December 6th, 2015, from 1-3pm. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS. Admission free.