Remembering Dennis Burton

Remembering Dennis Burton
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 4:00am to Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 4:00am

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5th, 2 – 6pm
Remarks at 4pm

Dennis Burton (1933-2013) An Exhibition Commemorating His Six Decade-Long Career

On July 9, 2013, Canada lost an important Canadian artist: Dennis Burton. Painter. educator, musician, wordsmith, Burton, played an integral role in a very exciting period of Canadian cultural history, – Toronto’s vibrant and expanding Art Scene during the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Embracing the ideas and freedom of visual and painterly expression, Burton was part of “a group of eclectic and innovative Toronto artists, whose rebellious nature and exuberance was expressed in making art that challenged current paradigms.

Burton’s passion for painting, his dedication to contemporary art practices and his dissatisfaction with the status quo of art education led to his involvement with alternative post seconary art institutions, forming with Robert Hedrick, The New School of Art and later founding Arts'Sake Inc, The Institute for Visual Art with colleagues Graham Coughtry, Diane Pugen ,Gordon Rayner, Robert Markle Robert Hedrick, Ross Mendes, David Bolduc, Paul Sloggett, and others .

An exhibition celebrating Dennis Burton’s painting, will be held on in Toronto, Saturday Oct 5th -30th at the Christopher Cutts Gallery, 21 Morrow St
Opening: 2-6pm, reception.
During the opening Saturday Oct 5th, friends and colleagues are invited to gather at 4pm and share their remembrances of him





Venue & Address: 
Christopher Cutts Gallery 21 Morrow Avenue Toronto, Ontario

Seven Days of Remembrance and Hope

Seven Days of Remembrance and Hope
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:00pm

Part of Holocaust Education Week

7 Days of Remembrance...and Hope is focused on 6 Canadian university students, from different regions of Canada, who join 60 other students on a yearly sojourn to the concentration camps of Poland. It is there, through the voices of the survivors and the remnants of the camps, that these students witness the harsh reality of bigotry and indifference and vow to change it.

The students themselves, Rudi, who escaped with his family from the war in Sudan, Shakira, who left Africa at age 10 to come to Canada, Ola, who is Muslim Canadian, Jeremy, a history student at U of T, Navid, whose family had to leave Iran because of their Baha’i faith and Spencer, a gay activist, artist, and OCAD U faculty member, are all featured in this film.

Director: Fern Levitt

Director Fern Levitt and one of the featured participants in the documentary, Spencer J. Harrison, will be available for a Q & A after the film.

About Holocaust Education Week
Holocaust Education Week 2013 explores different national, generational and cultural narratives of the Holocaust and its aftermath: the historical narratives of countries and regions where the Shoah occurred, the personal and collective narratives of individual survivors and communities who rebuilt themselves elsewhere in the world, and the next generations who will perpetuate their legacies. This year’s program focuses its lens on the dynamic process that unites historical events with personal experiences.

Presented by the Faculty of Art and supported by the Office of Diversity & Equity




Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario