Navillus Gallery Grand Opening
As the lights in Yorkville’s upscale restaurants began to dim for the dinner rush, the Barton Myers-designed clock tower building on Davenport Road beams brightly to illuminate walls of masterful artwork. On Oct. 25, 2011, collectors, artists and inquisitive crowds gathered for the grand opening of Navillus Gallery, where food, friends and wine flowed freely. Founded by two seasoned art collectors and curated by Taylor Sullivan, Navillus Gallery is filled with a range of pieces that would fit into both formative and established collections. From baroque and Renaissance to impressionist and contemporary, guests of the affair admired a mix of works on paper, photographs and canvases while mingling with artists like Jasmina Danowski, Pasquale Cuppari and Catherine Mills. The gallery debuts with an exhibition called “Decadence and Austerity,” which puts forth a thrilling juxtaposition of two extreme themes. www.navillusgallery.com
Photos: 1. Ed Collins, vice president and portfolio manager, Wellington West Capital; Susan Collins, arts patron 2. Kevin Sullivan, writer/director, CEO, Sullivan Entertainment, Sandy Skotnicki, medical director of Bay Dermatology Centre; Trudy Grant, CEO, Sullivan Entertainment International 3. Guests at the Navillus Gallery grand opening 4. Norman Raschkowan, executive vice-president for Mackenzie Financial Corporation and Kate Raschkowan 5. Susan Bhatia, director of new business development of Dolce Publishing Inc., Michelle Zerillo-Sosa, co-founder and publisher of Dolce Publishing Inc., and Robin Turack 6. Rick Hiebert, art consultant and appraiser, Greg Latremoille, president, Private Client Group, Beutel Goodman & Co. Ltd. 7. Gregory S. Belton, chairman, HUB International and Taylor Sullivan, curator, Navillus Gallery.