Fonds - Elke Blodgett fonds

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Elke Blodgett fonds

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  • [1995-2011] (Production)
    Producteur
    Blodgett, Elke

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49.8 cm of textual records
2 photographs ; colour : 10 x 15 cm

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(1936 -)

Notice biographique

Elke Blodgett was born in 1936 in Lepzig, Germany. Her father was a chemical engineer, who first taught her about caring for the environment and living off the land. Her first love of nature began with picking blueberries on her family's East Prussian estate. In her youth, she lived in England, Switzerland, France, Greece and the United States before moving to Canada in 1966. She was married to Ted [Edward Dickinson] Blodgett. She attended the University of Minnesota and completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in a year and a half.

Blodgett moved to St. Albert in 1995. After exploring the St. Albert river valley and Big Lake, Blodgett became an all-round watchdog, resolving to do all she could to maintain its environmental integrity. She was a founding member off the Anti-Bypass Coalition, and was subsequently elected spokesperson. She was involved in gathering over 10,000 signatures in the 1997 petition to encourage city council to consider all possible routes for the western bypass. She also successfully lobbied for Big Lake to be designated under the Special Places 2000 program. She was a participant on the city committees St. Albert Red Willow Park Update and Parks and Open Spaces Committee. She is involved in continuous efforts to clean up the river valley, and to report transgressions to Alberta Environment.

Elke Blodgett is also an artist focused on pottery, particularly hand-building, raku, wood kiln construction, and primitive firing. Her works are in collections world-wide including the Banff Centre permanent collection, Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa), and the Consulate-General of Japan (Edmonton). She has been a part of many solo and group exhibitions. She has won dozens of prizes for her work including first prize in Reflections on Three Plains Ceramics Exhibition (Winnipeg), honourable mention in Showcase '80 Juried Travelling Exhibition (Alberta), first prize in Raku, Primitive Pottery and Wheelwork, (Stony Plain), as well as many purchase awards. She has also taught courses in hand-building, raku pottery and kiln construction.

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Fonds contains records relating to Elke Blodgett's environmental activities including reports, legal documents, newspaper articles, presentation and correspondence.

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Source immédiate d'acquisition

Material was donated by Elke Blodgett, 2012.

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Material was received in binders, binders have been disposed of with original order maintained.

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  • anglais

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Some files restricted

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Finding aid available

Éléments associés

See also the Arts and Crafts Guild fonds, 1988.53, Application for an art exhibit series, file folder 62.
Related material in Big Lake Environment Support Society fonds.

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No further accruals expected.

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Institutional identifier: 2012.01

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MHM 2012.01

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