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Mount Royal University Centennial Mural
Artist:
Shannon Luyendyk
Panel
#30
Title:
The Over Watcher
Medium:
oil
Panel before

Artist Comments:
Corporal Eric Buckley of the Calgary Highlanders on “over watch” duty as a patrol is on the move in the valley below south west of Kandahar City.
Eric Buckley served his country as part of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team. Task Force 3-09 from September 2009 – May 2010.
Eric is presently studying at Mount Royal University in the bachelor of education university transfer program.

Mount Royal College has a rich military history.
In 1914, at the start of the First World War, a Red Cross was added to the roll of honor beside the names of 16 students who did not return from the war.
In 1945 veteran’s who have returned from World War II fill Mount Royals classrooms.

We as a nation are forever grateful for the freedoms to pursue a postsecondary education made possible by those who have served and continue to
Serve their country in foreign lands. So many have paid the “ultimate price” for us to enjoy peace and prosperity.

This panel is to remember their selfless contribution.

Artist statement:
Corporal Eric Buckley of the Calgary Highlanders on “over watch” duty as a patrol is on the move in the valley below south west of Kandahar City.
Eric Buckley served his country as part of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team. Task Force 3-09 from September 2009 – May 2010.
Eric is presently studying at Mount Royal University in the Bachelor of education university transfer program.
We as a nation are forever grateful for the freedoms to pursue a post secondary education made possible by those who have served and continue to serve their country in foreign lands. So many have paid the “ultimate price” for us to enjoy peace and prosperity.
This panel is to remember their selfless contribution.

Artist bio:
Shannon is a native Albertan who resides in Cochrane, AB. Inspiration for her art work comes from her love of horses, of life, God’s creation, and taking pride in our western heritage. Shannon Has exhibited pencil drawings at the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase and has won numerous awards; First in Class, First in section, Judge’s Merit Award and the Master’s Award. Her work has been juried into the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction and selected in the Calgary Stampede’s Western Art Gallery. In 2004, 2005and 2006 her work was juried into the Calgary Stampede four day art salons. Shannon’s artwork has been juried into the 2010 CM Russell Museum Western Art Auction. This is her third time juried into that prestigious art auction. Shannon has participated in many “Quick Draw/ Quick Finish” events in the Calgary Stampede and CM Russell Art Auctions. Her chuck wagon piece of the late Richard Cosgrave is in BP Amoco’s corporate collection and was used to commemorate Amoco’s 50th Anniversary. Shannon won the 2008 and 2009 Cochrane Heritage Awards in the Cochrane Art Club Show & Sale.