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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, 2017

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)


2017 Exhibitions

Jan. 3 - Feb. 6
Allan's Artists

Feb. 6 - March 20
Lemonville Group

March 20 - April 24
Jeanette Hay
Mirek Bialy

April 24 - May 29

May 29 - June 26
ACA Juried Art Show

June 26 - August 7
David Robinson & Erum Irtaza

August 7 - Sept. 11
Kim Johnson & Denise Gracias

Sept. 11 - Oct. 16
Heather Nicholson & Kay Hubbard

Oct. 17 - Nov. 27

Nov. 27 - Jan. 8
Ajax Photo show (not PRAC's)



Denise Gracias & Kim Johnson

Denise Gracias

Denise Gracias
As a child, Denise enjoyed drawing and painting and was encouraged to
become an artist. However, in 1996 she began an enjoyable, but high-paced career in clinical research. She travelled all over North America and Europe, and in 1999 moved to Barcelona, Spain for three years.

Denise returned to exploring her creative talents in 2002. She began by taking art classes at OCAD in 2003 and then Cedar Ridge Creative
Center, where she currently still takes classes. Watercolours were her media of choice initially and then she moved on to acrylics. Currently,
she is experimenting with oils. and paints landscapes of places from her travels. She began exhibiting locally in 2013 and had her first solo
exhibition in 2017. She will be completing two art residencies this summer, one in Picton, Ontario and another in Assisi, Italy.

Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson
At 13, I spent my summer taking a second year fine arts course at the
University of Toronto. This is where I discovered acrylics. While I always
enjoyed being creative, it seemed that I never had the time to pursue it the way I would have liked and didn’t paint for several years. Ironically, a vision impairment, which caused me to become legally blind inspired me to return to my love of art. Now I make the time for my passion.
My primary focus has been acrylic and mixed-media. I enjoy painting both landscapes and abstracts. I love to experiment with different
pastes and mediums to create texture and am constantly on the look out for new techniques and interesting things to collage into my mixed-
media works. I love to try anything new and enjoy sharing my discoveries with my fellow artists and friends.


Kay Hubbard Opening Reception on Wednesday, September 20 from 2-4 PM at the McLean CC as part of her exhibit at MCC which is on display September 11 - October 16


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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