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AUGUST 3rd – UNVEILING OF #23 IN THE MUSICAL RIDE SERIES

On Saturday, Aug. 3rd at Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre in Nanoose Bay, between performances of the RCMP Musical Ride, Joan Larson and her husband Paul S. Smith unveiled #23 in the Musical Ride Series.  Sgt. Karen Miller and Parksville Mayor Chris Burger performed the unveiling

 

To the great pleasure of the crowds at the sold out shows over the weekend, Joan was invited to set up the entire series inside the riding hall.  This is the first time that the artwork has been shown in conjunction with the source of its inspiration, the RCMP Musical Ride.
Officers and horses during the "Meet & Greet" with the artworks in the background.

Officers and horses during the “Meet & Greet” with the artworks in the background.

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The artwork was carried into the ring and placed in front of Supt. Marty Chesser.   Pictured is Sgt. Karen Miller, Paul Smith of Creekside Studio, the Honourable Chris Burger, Mayor of Parksville and Joan

The artwork was carried into the ring and placed in front of Supt. Marty Chesser.
Pictured is Sgt. Karen Miller, Paul Smith of Creekside Studio, the Honourable Chris Burger, Mayor of Parksville and Joan

Sgt. Miller and Chris Burger lift the drape

Sgt. Miller and Chris Burger lift the drape

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Supt. Chesser's first glimpse of the artwork.

Supt. Chesser’s first glimpse of the artwork.

#23 shows Supt. Marty Chesser at the head of his column of officers.  The reference for this artwork came from photos that Joan took when the RCMP Musical Ride performed at this exact location in 2009.  Supt. Chesser was previously unaware that he was the subject matter for this artwork.

#23 shows Supt. Marty Chesser at the head of his column of officers. The reference for this artwork came from photos that Joan took when the RCMP Musical Ride performed at this exact location in 2009. Supt. Chesser was previously unaware that he was the subject matter for this artwork.


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After the festivities of the weekend, Joan and Paul invited the Musical Ride officers and friends to a casual BBQ at their acreage.  Pictured here in front of the studio, it was a special evening, one that will live in Joan's memory forever.

After the festivities of the weekend, Joan and Paul invited the Musical Ride officers and friends to a casual BBQ at their acreage. Pictured here in front of the studio, it was a special evening, one that will live in Joan’s memory forever.


Special Musical Ride UNVEILING
Saturday, Aug. 3rd, 2013
Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre, Nanoose Bay, BC

Acclaimed equine artist Joan Larson will unveil her latest piece in her ground breaking series of artworks celebrating the RCMP Musical Ride.
This will be the first time that the “Musical Ride Artworks” have been seen in conjunction with the “RCMP Musical Ride.”
To commemorate this event, Joan has created a special piece, #23 in the series and along with RCMP Supt. Marty Chesser they will unveil the newest artwork.
June 18 – 24th, 2012
Parksville Community & Conference Centre, Parksville, BC
Opening Ceremony Monday, June 18th from 4 – 6 p.m.  All Welcome.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 – 8 p.m.;  Sunday 10 – 4 p.m.

This is a free event sponsored by the Parksville Community & Conference Centre and is part of the lead up to Parksvilles’ Canada Day Celebrations!
April 15th – 18th, 2012
Powell River Town Centre Hotel, Powell River, BC.
Open Sunday 1-8pm, Monday – Wednesday 10am-8pm

In Celebration of Canada – View Musical Ride Series and attend free presentation “The Making of a Series” (details will be posted as they become available, or email Joan at joan@joanlarson.com)
Also on display will be a selection of original artworks from The Wild Horses of Sable Island (Read about Joan’s trip here)
March 11th – 13th, 2011
Bradley Centre, Coombs, BC.
Opening Reception Friday, Mar. 11th, 7 – 9 p.m.

In Celebration of Canada – See Joan Larson’s stunning Musical Ride Series in person.
December 16th, 2010
Joan Larson’s Creekside Studio releases RCMP Musical Rides Series Commemorative prints.
Visit www.joanlarson.com to preview of these and other unique Joan Larson images including an up-coming Sable Island Series.
Chek 6 Island 30  November 18th, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Joan Larson’s RCMP Musical Ride series will be featured on Chek 6 TV in a segment of Island 30 in a personal interview with Stacy Ross.  Joan and Paul Smith (Marketing Manager, Creekside Studio) discuss their inspiration and passion for the series as well as their search to find a corporate sponsor interested in pairing with them to take the series across  Canada.
Saturday, October 16th – 24th, 2010
Ucluelet Community Center, Ucluelet, BC

Joan Larson’s RCMP Musical Ride and Ken Kirkby’s Isumataq were shown during an exhibition of fine art and fundraising with the proceeds to benefit the Ucluelet Aquarium. The Event was a huge success. Details at www.kirkby-larson.com
Tuesday, April 26th, 2010
BC Legislature, Victoria, BC

Scott Fraser, MLA for Alberni-Pacific Rim will address the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Joan will be present for Scott Fraser’s speech and public endorsement of the RCMP Musical Ride Series
March 6th – 16th, 2010, 12:00 – 5:00 pm daily
Mark Penney Gallery, Ucluelet, BC

Joan will be participating in “Fish Ships & Lost Art Treasures“, a group showing at Whiskey Landing. View Joan’s Vancouver Island Landscapes and sneak a peek of the RCMP Musical Ride Series.
Friday, February 19th, 2010, 3:00 – 11:00 pm
Olympic O Zone, BC Street, Richmond, BC

Joan will be “Painting on Location” at the Town of Qualicum Beach Pavilion. Meet Joan and watch her work on one of the RCMP Musical Ride Series.

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