About the G8 Mural

inspect a painting from the Group of Seven
at the G-8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont. on Friday, June 25, 2010.  G-8/G-20 Host Photo/Fred Chartrand
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 examine un tableau du Groupe des Sept lors du Sommet G-8 au Deerhurst Resort de Muskoka, Ont. le vendredi 25 juin, 2010. Hôtes Photo G-8 G-20/Fred Chartrand
May 12 2015

About the G8 Mural

G8 World Leaders Paint The Group of Seven

In June of 2010, Canada played host to the G8 Summit, which was hosted here in Muskoka at Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville. It was a time of great excitement as world leaders met for the first time in four years to discuss international issues of concern.

The Huntsville BIA, the Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Huntsville and the federal Summit Management Office decided it would be wonderful for the G8 Leaders to participate in one of our Community Murals to each add some brush strokes to a Group of Seven mural replica. During March Break 2010, therefore, a Community Mural was created at Deerhurst with the help of their guests and staff. Over 450 participants helped Art Director Gerry Lantaigne create a reproduction of Tom Thomson's painting.  "The West Wing." The painting was left unfinished across the lower skyline in hopes that the G8 leaders would finish the last brush strokes, and as luck would have it, they did leave their marks on art in Muskoka.

Each world G8 leader (see photos below) mixed and added their own colours to the mural, and completed the remaining parts of the skyline that had been left unpainted. It was a momentous occasion for the Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery. The painting is now housed on permanent display in the lobby of the Canada Summit Centre, which is just across the driveway from Huntsville High School.

We invite you to view one of the most famous murals on the planet.

G8 Delegates:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper – Canada

 inspect a painting from the Group of Seven at the G-8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont. on Friday, June 25, 2010.  G-8/G-20 Host Photo/Fred Chartrand         ~ ~ ~ ~     examine un tableau du Groupe des Sept lors du Sommet G-8 au Deerhurst Resort de Muskoka, Ont. le vendredi 25 juin, 2010. Hôtes Photo G-8 G-20/Fred Chartrand
President Nicolas Sarkozy – France

 inspect a painting from the Group of Seven at the G-8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont. on Friday, June 25, 2010.  G-8/G-20 Host Photo/Fred Chartrand         ~ ~ ~ ~     examine un tableau du Groupe des Sept lors du Sommet G-8 au Deerhurst Resort de Muskoka, Ont. le vendredi 25 juin, 2010. Hôtes Photo G-8 G-20/Fred Chartrand
Chancellor Angela Merkel – Germany

 inspect a painting from the Group of Seven at the G-8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont. on Friday, June 25, 2010.  G-8/G-20 Host Photo/Fred Chartrand         ~ ~ ~ ~     examine un tableau du Groupe des Sept lors du Sommet G-8 au Deerhurst Resort de Muskoka, Ont. le vendredi 25 juin, 2010. Hôtes Photo G-8 G-20/Fred Chartrand
Prime Minister David Cameron – Great Britain

 inspect a painting from the Group of Seven at the G-8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont. on Friday, June 25, 2010.  G-8/G-20 Host Photo/Fred Chartrand         ~ ~ ~ ~     examine un tableau du Groupe des Sept lors du Sommet G-8 au Deerhurst Resort de Muskoka, Ont. le vendredi 25 juin, 2010. Hôtes Photo G-8 G-20/Fred Chartrand
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi – Italy

 inspect a painting from the Group of Seven at the G-8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont. on Friday, June 25, 2010.  G-8/G-20 Host Photo/Fred Chartrand         ~ ~ ~ ~     examine un tableau du Groupe des Sept lors du Sommet G-8 au Deerhurst Resort de Muskoka, Ont. le vendredi 25 juin, 2010. Hôtes Photo G-8 G-20/Fred Chartrand
Prime Minister Naoto Kan – Japan

 inspect a painting from the Group of Seven at the G-8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont. on Friday, June 25, 2010.  G-8/G-20 Host Photo/Fred Chartrand         ~ ~ ~ ~     examine un tableau du Groupe des Sept lors du Sommet G-8 au Deerhurst Resort de Muskoka, Ont. le vendredi 25 juin, 2010. Hôtes Photo G-8 G-20/Fred Chartrand
President Dmitry Medvedev – Russia

 inspect a painting from the Group of Seven at the G-8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont. on Friday, June 25, 2010.  G-8/G-20 Host Photo/Fred Chartrand         ~ ~ ~ ~     examine un tableau du Groupe des Sept lors du Sommet G-8 au Deerhurst Resort de Muskoka, Ont. le vendredi 25 juin, 2010. Hôtes Photo G-8 G-20/Fred Chartrand
President Barack Obama – United States of America

 inspect a painting from the Group of Seven at the G-8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont. on Friday, June 25, 2010.  G-8/G-20 Host Photo/Fred Chartrand         ~ ~ ~ ~     examine un tableau du Groupe des Sept lors du Sommet G-8 au Deerhurst Resort de Muskoka, Ont. le vendredi 25 juin, 2010. Hôtes Photo G-8 G-20/Fred Chartrand

President Jose Manuel Barroso – European Commission

 inspect a painting from the Group of Seven at the G-8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont. on Friday, June 25, 2010.  G-8/G-20 Host Photo/Fred Chartrand         ~ ~ ~ ~     examine un tableau du Groupe des Sept lors du Sommet G-8 au Deerhurst Resort de Muskoka, Ont. le vendredi 25 juin, 2010. Hôtes Photo G-8 G-20/Fred Chartrand

President Herman Van Rompuy – European Council

 inspect a painting from the Group of Seven at the G-8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont. on Friday, June 25, 2010.  G-8/G-20 Host Photo/Fred Chartrand         ~ ~ ~ ~     examine un tableau du Groupe des Sept lors du Sommet G-8 au Deerhurst Resort de Muskoka, Ont. le vendredi 25 juin, 2010. Hôtes Photo G-8 G-20/Fred Chartrand

 

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