Beach Arts Scene

There are still a couple days left to catch Jennifer Smithwell and Shelley Cinnamon’s latest show at Ben Navaee Gallery, 1107 Queen St. E.

Illuminations runs until Jan. 15 at the gallery, and features plein air (on location) paintings done locally, as well as in New York, California, and Hawaii. The gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. or by appointment.



By Shari Lee Hollis
By Shari Lee Hollis

Words That Lift is the first show of the year at Gerrard Art Space. The group exhibition features works that illustrate the magic and power of positive and thought-provoking words, involving text. The show runs until Jan. 25.

An after-school art-based program will operate out of the gallery starting in February, for children ages 9 through 12. From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., children will be encouraged to grow and learn through art projects inspired by current exhibitions.

Gerrard Art Space is at 1475 Gerrard St. E., a few blocks east of its former location.

By Debbie Wong
By Debbie Wong



East End Arts wants to know how art and cultural activities impact your neighbourhood.

Count Me In! is a free session being held to gather opinions and insight from artists, art groups and community organizations in Wards 29, 30, 31, and 32 as part of a city-wide survey on arts impact.

The event is being held at LucSculpture School and Studios, 663 Greenwood Ave. at Danforth, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22.

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