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Opening reception with lovely piano music by


Sergey Strakhov






Winners of Juried Photography show selected by participating photographic artists


             1st: Hugh Jones                      2nd: Sean Montgomery                  3rd:Andrew Smith

Reception: Nov 21, 2009 3:00 - 4:30 PM with Live Music and Light Fare

With live music of Michelle Bellerose





All the proceeds from Sales of the Art Works (gallery's share) will go to Tecap- Toronto East Community Arts Program Our Free Onging Visual /Performing Art Classes/Workshops- Painting, Sculpting, Life Drawing, Photography, Music, Dance, Yoga, Etc. at Ben Navaee Gallery premises, before and after gallery hours.

Winners of Juried Photography Exhibition selected by participating photographic artists

1st: Gustavo Morainslie       2nd: Mafalda Silva        3rd: Graeme Coxon




Performing Artists

Classical to Jazz to Easy Rock to World Music

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Wind Quartet, Omar Ho, Melissa Mather, Vide Wiberg, Kristin Lindell, Kevin Fraser, Del Mendoza, Zarko Milijasevic, Adam Barnett, Segey Sarkhov, Christine Saade, Jeff Scott, Alex St. Germain, Hourshid & Mehrshid

Visual Artists:

Photographic Art and Painting

Brandon Bear, Branko Blagojevic, Scott Easson, Theresa Godin, Misha Markowitz, Charles Moffat, Quin McCalgan, Mondy Stevenson, Edmond Schultz,

Alex St. Germain, Anjum Siddighi



Opening Reception With Live Music by

Jeff Scott






Winners of "Open Juried Sculpture / 3D Exhibition 2009"selected by the participating artists:




1st: Alexander Kastulin          2nd: Nadya Kagan         3rd: Marilyn Walsh






Reception With Lovely Music by Sergey Strakhov and Kristin Lagasse

(Pix coming soon)


Reception with Live Music by

Fab Credidio

Winners of the the juried show:

1st: Jessica Wilson and Ryan Raz

2nd: Nika Jaksic

3rd: Sandra Scarpelli





Women's Art Exhibition


Abstract / Mixed Media Show


Opening Reception With Unforgetable Live Music By



Small Is Beautiful
"Economics As If People Mattered"
A book by E. F. Schumacher, published in 70s responding to emerging globalization.
Schumacher was for 20 years the Chief Economic Advisor to the National Coal Board in the United Kingdom. He was one of the first economists to question the appropriateness of using GNP to measure human well being, emphasizing that “the aim ought to be to obtain the maximum amount of well being with the minimum amount of consumption.” Schumacher's work coincided with the growth of ecological concerns and with the birth of environmentalism, which is a movement centered around ecology, health, and human rights. It demands the sustainable management of resources and protection of the natural environment through changes in public and individual behavior.
Schumacher said:"[A modern economist] is used to measuring the 'standard of living' by the amount of annual consumption, assuming all the time that a man who consumes more is 'better off' than a man who consumes less. A Buddhist economist would consider this approach excessively irrational: since consumption is merely a means to human well-being, the aim should be to obtain the maximum of well-being with the minimum of consumption. The less toil there is, the more time and strength is left for artistic creativity. Modern economics, on the other hand, considers consumption to be the sole end and purpose of all economic activity." ….. "It is clear, therefore, that Buddhist economics must be very different from the economics of modern materialism, since the Buddhist sees the essence of civilisation not in a multiplication of wants but in the purification of human character. Character, at the same time, is formed primarily by a man's work. And work, properly conducted in conditions of human dignity and freedom, blesses those who do it and equally their products.”

With Lovely Music by

Vincent Soars

2009 Juried Photography Show Prizes:

3 best of the show can participate in


paying only half of the fees

Only participating artists get to vote. Every artist votes for 5 best images (first to fifth)- excluding own images. Two extra votes are for the case that 2 artists are tied on votes.

Marko Moudrak: 1st

Cecile Gambin: 2nd
John Lundy: 3rd


Opening Reception With Lovely Live Music By

Karlene M. Francis










Opening Reception With Beautiful Cello Music by



Lucas Tensen








Opening reception with live music by Isotones



12 extraordinary musicians create a lovely atmospher for art lovers





With Live Music of Billy Blue Jean and Ive



Kids Art Show





Marshall McLuhan C.S.S. Photography Exhibition





Annual Spring Sculpture Show





Body, Mind, Spirit Show's Reception with Live Music by

Caroline Chojnacki





Earth Show's Reception @ EARTH HOUR

March 28, 2009, 8:30 PM



Magic of Visual and Performing Art in Candle Light



Live Music by

Alison Jane, Robb Johannes, Alfred & Mat and Alex & Ryan





Opening Reception With Live Music of

Jeff Scott





Reception With Live Music by

Carly Malone Smith



Reception with Music by Ricky Vajra Band



Scientists agree the earth's climate is being directly affected by human activity, and for many people around the world, these changes are having negative effects.
The IPCC 4th Assessment Report said that the number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes has almost doubled in the last 30 years and this trend would likely continue.
Source: "The Earth Instituit at Columbia University"