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McLean Community Centre Exhibitions

McLean Community Centre, Ajax


McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Drive 
Ajax, Ontario
L1T 3K7

Open to the public
Monday to Friday  
6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
and on Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission is free.


Exhibitions are part of
"Art in Public Places"


We thank the Town of Ajax for their support.

Town of Ajax

Ajax2018 Hanging space at the McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Drive, Ajax
DEADLINE NOV. 10, 2018

For information on exhibiting your art at either the McLean Community Centre or the Council Chambers Lobby at Town Hall, please contact 905-619-2529, ext. 7243. 

2018 applcaition now open, due November  10, 2017.
Call for 2018 Art Exhibitions Application - McLean Community Centre Gallery (forms are fillable PDF)

all for 2018 Art Exhibitions Application - Ajax Town Hall Gallery (forms are fillable PDF)


Jan. 8 to Feb. 18
Allan's Artists

Mar. 18 to Apr. 22 –
Allan O’Marra
15 Reasons to Live

Apr 22 to May 26 –
Juried Photography Exhibition

May 27 - July 8
Ajax Creative Arts

July 8 - August 12
Kay Hubbard

August 12 to September 9
Shirley Huang and Angela Wong

September 9 - October 21
Janice Brown and
 Jayshree Mina Daya

October 21 - November 24
PRAC Juried Art Show



Ajax Creative Arts


Some of the Ajax Creative Arts volunteers Shirley, Dawn (acting president), Kim (past president), Angela, Bonnie, Gwen & Shirley - Photo by Sal Barbieri - snapdAjax

6th Juried Art Show presented by ACA members at the McLean CC.
Opening Reception May 30
The Ajax Creative Arts (ACA) celebrated the opening of its annual Juried Art Show. Linda Jansma, of the The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, chose more than 60 works from over 100 entries. Prizes totaling $1,000 were presented for five categories of subject matter while participants had the chance to meet other talented artists over light refreshments. The show runs until July 8th, at McLean Community Centre for those wishing to view some awesome works of art! snapd photos HERE


Kay Hubbard

Kay Hubbard

Opening Reception: Sunday, July, 28 from 2-4 PM
at the McLean Centre

Kay is an award winning Watercolour artist. Cottage country and a love of nature combine to inspire her paintings which are often landscapes. She strives for her paintings to show places where one would love to be. She believes that painting is also about experimentation and having fun!

Her interest in painting began when she completed Art Education courses at the University of Illinois, where she was an undergraduate many years ago. Since then she has attended courses and workshops with many well-respected artists. Shelley Beach, Gordon MacKenzie and Tom Lynch have been especially influential. Their instruction and demos have added to her Watercolour mastery and inspired her work.

After a 46 year career she is now retired with time to paint on a daily basis and teach Watercolour painting. Kay has a doctorate in Adult Education and is an active Professional Certified Coach. Her art workshops use her skills as a professional Educator.

She is a member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, Station Gallery, PineRidge Arts Council, Volusia Palette and Brush Club and Daytona Beach Art League. She is a registered artist in Haliburton, Ontario and enjoys the privilege of courses at the Haliburton School of Fine Arts. Her paintings are on display at the Peppermill Restaurant in Minden, Ontario. She also annually participates in solo and group shows, both juried and non-juried.

Kay and her husband, Ulf, enjoy their Haliburton cottage in the Summer and escape to Florida in the Winter. They enjoy working crosswords, watching old movies, gardening and sitting on the patio, perhaps with a glass of wine. |

Shirley Huang

Shirley Huang

Angela Wong

Angela Wong

Janice Brown

Janice Brown

 Jayshree Mina Daya .

Jayshree Mina Daya

Jayshree Mina Daya has nurtured a lifelong love of creative expression through painting and design. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, her art incorporates imagery of the nature and wildlife that she grew up surrounded by. Her love of beauty combines with her formal training in a Fine Art College in Mumbai, India , to create work that is fuelled by passion and steadied by technique. Mina has been painting for more than 30 years. Her creative style is constantly evolving as she enjoys experimenting and painting freely, but finds herself inexorably returning to the medium of acrylic and watercolour painting. She worked as an art teacher in a Montessori School in Pickering, Ontario.  She is passionate about art education and believes strongly in teaching both children and adults the skills that can enable them to draw and paint realistically. Mina chose to become a teacher because she wanted to work with people, especially young people. "I absolutely love their energy. I love helping them, watching them grow as artists, and getting to know them as individuals” !  Her artistic pursuits have branched into fashion design, children's art and  crafts, and embroidery and batiks. Mina’s background and diverse experience have blended seamlessly on programs facilitating countless art projects.  Nature and music are her main sources of inspiration.Most of her art relates  back to nature and it is very rare that she makes something without listening to music. She continues to seek opportunities to learn and collaborate with other artists. 

Experience and Involvement : 

  • Retired Art and crafts teacher at a local Montessori School in Pickering. 
    Volunteered with arts and crafts at the Artfest , Pickering.
    Organized and participated in kids art camps and after school art programmes.
    Organizer and Instructor at Paint Night parties.
    Instructor with the Autistic society in Durham region.
    Successfully participated in various art shows around Toronto. 
    *Member at Ajax Creative Arts Club, PineRidge Art Council, Art Guild of Scarborough and Scugog Art Council.



Featured Artists that have supported PRAC's
Art in Public Places Programme.

Thanks to Kim Michele, harpist for music on this video of our
Opening Reception.

Enid Roberts, Anne Labelle-Johnson and Tony Johnson, and Hi Sook Barker

Enid Roberts | Anne Labelle-Johnson and Tony Johnson | Hi-Sook Barker

Jocelyn Ball, Bob Thackeray and Hanneke Koonstra

Jocelyn Ball | Bob Thackeray | Hanneke Koonstra

Michael Peech, Don Hewitt, Hi Sook Barker, Nancy Howell, Angela Hennessey, Jessen Sheridan, Robert Hinves

Michael Peech | Don Hewitt | Hi-Sook Barker | Nancy Howell
Angela Hennessey | Jessen Sheridan | Bob Hinves


Since 1989 PineRidge Arts Council Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization has been dedicated to enhance the quality of life within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts.

PineRidge Arts Council
650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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