Leslieville pop-in

We surprised Cheryl and Lloyd Cooke when we popped in to the opening of a group show Lloyd is participating in, along with 7 other artists. He didn’t know we knew about it.

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Lloyd was showing two pieces from his Mexico and Havana series, sharing a wall with Gravenhurst artist David Dawson‘s vivid gouache abstracts.

The Ben Navaee Gallery is a small Leslieville art space with lofty goals. For Ben Navaee, the endeavour is a labour of love. His non-profit operation is supportive of artists, offers affordable contemporary art and opens its room for events and worthy causes.