“The Flowering of a Dream” was a series of 3 Community Collaborations created in Loudoun County, Virginia from 2000 to 2002 by TAC in partnership with volunteering students from Loudoun County High School as well as several area elementary schools. It was created in cooperation with local charitable organizations, supported by many local businesses and citizens and endorsed by every Loudoun County town government as well as the County Supervisor, Scott York.
This series of projects was a continuation of the Umbrella Offering program started by TAC and jump started by Turner Ashby High School volunteering students. To read it's history and to find out about the giant Fish Umbrella Offering click here.
The Flowering of a Dream series started with one idea to create a large maze that would take the form/image of a large flower and that the initial Umbrella Offering project from 1996 could inspire others to keep the project alive and growing. (this was one of the goals behind Turner Ashby’s Umbrella Offering project to begin with.) In 1999 David Heatwole made contact with a couple of Loudoun County art teachers and presented them with the idea for a local community collaboration. They loved the idea and presented it to other members of their schools as well as art students who would act as the voice for the project within their own school communities. The ball started and less than a year later on the anniversary of the first Umbrella Offering, The Flowering of a Dream project was completed – or so we thought. This project became so popular that Heatwole and the Transcendental Arts Council received calls to create it two more times in the community, and that’s how the series of flowers, our little garden, came to pass.
Flowering of a Dream
May Flower Maze
The 3rd Flower