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Greg Denton named City of Guelph 2015 Artist in Residence

Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2015

Former MFA Graduate and sessional Greg Denton has been named the 2015 City of Guelph Artist in Residence. 

Over the course of this summer’s residency Denton will create a suite of 100 portrait paintings in oil, depicting living military personnel, cadets, and veterans from the Guelph area, in uniform and wearing a poppy on their lapel. He may also include those without military backgrounds who have been affected by war and loss, or who have been inspired by the poem itself, by inviting them to sit for a portrait session. These 100 portraits will honour the presence and contribution of service men and women, past and present, and when assembled, will create a strong visual allusion to McCrae’s field of poppies.

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.