SURREY ARTIST WINS: Rockerfeller Ctr. NYC Flag Contest

This spring my son had sent me a call-to-artists for “The Flag Project” …Celebrating New York City!…an invitation to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design the iconic flags at Rockefeller Center!

With New York being hit so hard by the Covid Pandemic, we were asked to “collaborate” with family at home or virtually with family & friends who we couldn’t be with because of the quarantine, to come up with a theme/design to show our love for New York.

So in collaboration with my son, Milan Mantle (who went to Sullivan Heights Secondary, and an art student of Surrey Teacher, Marc Pelech) …and with Milan’s girlfriend, Katie Alvarado…(who both live in New York now)… we came up with some design concepts. I sent them a couple of designs to colour and they wrote the statements about the artwork.

Apparently well over a thousand designs were sent in, and our “Radio City Music Hall” design was selected to be made into an 8’x5’ flag to be flown on one of the 192 flagpoles that surround The Rink at Rockefeller Center in New York City!

Our flag celebrates New York’s diverse culture, vibrant energy and strength! The Flag Project Exhibition ushers in a new era of togetherness and human connection amidst this pandemic and these uncertain times.

This project really hit home with me …as my son had just recently moved to New York, and we haven’t seen each other (other than face-time) since this whole Covid pandemic started. We’re thrilled, to have one of our designs selected. It was definitely a memorable project…”Creating Art While Apart!”

So grateful for Face Time…we are able to connect with family and friends, and feel less lonely during this pandemic…and so blessed to be able to connect with my son and his girlfriend to participate in this great art project.

You’re never too old to get “Colouring Sheets” from your mom to help beat the boredom during Covid Quarantine!