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February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A grey object with hints of green and yellow with black lines drawn over it. The surface of the object appears to be rough and hard. It rests on a piece of green foam. In the background, a green and red house are visible along with two people who appear to be working.

Available in person AND online.

Join the AGG Volunteer Association as they welcome Renata Mares for a talk and presentation at 1 p.m. on Feb. 22. An AGG volunteer, Renata works as an adaptation consultant and nurse educator. With a focus on public health, Renata has been committed to assessing and improving the way the Canadian healthcare system functions and supports its workers, especially nurses, in the face of a healthcare crisis and pandemic. With a career that has taken her to four continents and thirty countries, she lived and worked in Nunavut and the Yukon between 2015 and 2020, a residency that transformed how she thinks about creative practice and wellbeing, art and science.

Living within Inuit communities and engaging in community projects offered Renata direct engagement with artists in the North and their work across varied media, as well as a deeper appreciation of the personal and social roles art plays. Living among northern communities also allowed Renata to build conversations with artists, collecting not only art, but stories of their motivation. Renata will speak about these experiences that have shaped her insight into building trust and resilience among individuals and communities, as well as the profound impact of artistic exploration on health, healing, and wellbeing.

Join in person at the Art Gallery of Guelph, or virtually on Zoom.


February 22
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Art Gallery of Guelph
358 Gordon Street
Guelph, Canada
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Event is open to
U of G students, U of G faculty and staff, The public