Saturday, May 23, 2020

So sorry to hear about Robbie Beniuk

Robbie Beniuk by Robbie Beniuk
Photo from his Facebook file.
I couldn't sleep last night after hearing that a wonderful,
talented young man Robbie Beniuk had died suddenly.
Robbie used to tend bar at the Super Wonder Gallery
in the location on Bloor street in Toronto where I showed
frequently when Daniel Anaka was curating.  Those were exciting
shows in the big space, with fantastic music, super
artistic events.

At the bar Robbie was funny, kind, sometimes giving
me an extra glass of wine when I didn't have the
money for more.  He was lovely.

Robbie was a talented actor, and in art he did the most amazing
carvings on pumpkins -- an art that impressed me because
Halloween is a big deal in our family.
Saturday night fever carved pumpkin
by Robbie Beniuk
Photo from his Facebook file
My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
This is a terrible loss.

Have a loving the people in your world day.


Judi said...

How sad Barbara, I'm so sorry. His face does have that friendly and welcoming expression. Lucky that you knew him. xo

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Judi,

It is so sad. I always looked forward to seeing him at shows I was in at the
old Super Wonder Gallery when it was on Bloor street. And we kept
in touch a bit on FaceBook. He was kind, funny -- a super person.


Gary Kriel said...

He was a great Man, cousin and always friendly! He will not be forgotten.

Barbara Muir said...

So sorry Gary,

He was a great man, and he was always friendly and kind. He will not be
forgotten. I am so sorry for your loss.


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