It’s not quite world-wide domination but it’s close.
Canadian fine artist Shannon Ford is opening a new season with some of the most dynamic international achievements yet of her career, including as Official Show Program artist for the third annual EQUUS Film Festival in New York City on Nov. 20-21 (equusfilmfestival.net) and through the installation of her 3-D painting, Horse Power, to the new wing of the Vancouver Children’s Hospital.
Ford and First Ritmo AJ, a hazel-eyed portrait of her Mangalarga Marchador stallion painted with gold and sapphire dust, join an elite international five (Canada, France, Ireland and the United States) selected as “official artists” of EQUUS Film Festival NYC.
Ford will also be featured at the world’s only festival dedicated to film, art and literature about the horse as subject of EQUUS Film Festival screening, Is That a Horse in the Gallery?
produced by Shaw TV and Wayne McDougall in September 2014 about her solo exhibition with guests of honor Dr. David Ward of Fairview Arabian Stud in Okanagan Falls and Daryl Gibb of Osoyoos who rode palomino Quarter Horse, Caviada Cee Bee Flit, into the gallery for a look.
The New York City honour comes hot on the heels of an announcement that Ford’s Horse Power, recently on exhibit with Penticton Public Art Gallery’s Steam Punk Primer, curated by Paul Crawford, will receive permanent installation in the new wing of British Columbia’s Vancouver Children’s Hospital.
The colourful fantasy inspired by a Friesian horse from Veinotte Horse Farm in the Vancouver suburb of Maple Ridge will have a children’s observation pedestal allowing the hospital’s youngest patients to see Ford’s horse
image through a special viewer and, the artist says, “Watch it spring to three-dimensional life!”
On the net: www.shannonford.ca