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Alton Mill Arts Centre is well represented in the Parade of Horses

July 13, 2015

3 of the 26 horses on parade during the 2015 PAN AM GAMES were created by Alton Mill artists. Pick up a map and follow the parade until Aug 30 #ParadeofHorses. For more info on this exciting promotion visit

Each horse stands 6 feet tall by 8 feet long and weighs aproximatley 150 pounds. Throughout the month of May the statues were painted and given life by local artists from across Caledon at the Caledon Equestrian Park. 26 generous patrons stepped up to support this initiative and give the horses new homes.

15 unique artists were inspired to lay hands embodying the spirit of individuality. The Alton Artists incude Wendy Mcleod, Bridget Wilson Robert Chrisholm, Lynda Clare Grant, Janet Simmons Sweet, Anne Marie Warburton, Ann Randeraad, Randy Mcleod, C.J Shelton, Margi Taylor Self, Bonnie Eskelson, Lynden Cowan, Charlene Nickels, Andrea Bird & Daniel Beirne. 
Banbury's Cross is inspired by Wendy's PIXEL series (an exaggerated screenshot of how we receive our information and our obsession with technology) and her EYE series (representing many things: "All Seeing Eye", Eye of the Beholder, Eagle Eye...). The message component is a classic nursery rhyme called "Ride a cock horse to Banburry Cross."

With Celebrate as a theme, the horse is red and black. A rich bright red, the colour for strength, victory and pride is the base colour. Solid black grounds the horse representing power and elegance.