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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)

2018 Exhibitions

January 8, 2018 to February 12
Allan's Artists

February 12 to March 19
Lemonville Group of Artists

March 19 - April 23
Allan O'Marra

April 23 - May 28
PRAC Juried Photography Exhibition

May 28 - July 9
Ajax Creative Arts Juried Show

July 9 - August 7
Charles Burke, Rola Jaber and Nezrin Blair

August 7 - September 10
Angela Wong and Shirley Huang

September 10 - October 25
Cheryl Helferty and Harry Fraser

October 25 - November 25
PRAC Juried Art Show

November Ajax Photo Show



Lemonville Group of Artists

Lemonville Group of Artists

Lemonville GroupThe 20 members of the Lemonville Group of Artists, in their 26th year, meet once a week at the Lemonville Community Centre in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. They are a group of emerging and established artists sharing a common passion for painting.

They explore many areas of art in a program filled with instruction from members and guest instructors. The largest component of the Group is the mutual support and encouragement that members receive from each other.

Over the years they have exhibited in many venues. In 2011 they had an exhibition at the Latcham Gallery, the local public art gallery in downtown Stouffville.

The Lemonville Group of Artists organize an annual show and sale. Their 25th show is May 4th - May 6th, 2018 at the Lemonville Community Centre, 13453 McCowan Road, Town of Whitchurch—Stouffville. |

Allan O'Marra

Allan O'Marra

Magical-Mystical-Mythical plus selections from Lush Gravitas

Opening reception: Friday, March 23, 7 - 9 PM

Over the years, observers have used various adjectives to describe my work—with the three in this present title, Magical-Mystical-Mythical having come up on a regular basis. These descriptors became readily apparent to me in my most recent series of paintings and thus the main title of this exhibition. Each work of art in the set, for me, embodies one or more or—and sometimes, all three—of the attributes of the series title. Aditionally, I will be displaying a selection of pieces from another recent series of portrait paintings titled, Lush Gravitas. These large format paintings of the close-cropped faces of young females are painted in a hyper-real style. By way of explanation: the title references the very present and uncomplicated youthful beauty of each of the subject faces in dichotomy with the 'Gravitas”, the apparent seriousness and sombreness of expression of each face that belies the evident youthfulness of the subject. All works are oil on canvas.

I am a graduate of OCAD University, Toronto and have been making art as a professional for the past 46 years—with 41 solo art exhibitions and involvement in more than 100 group shows to my credit. I have won numerous awards including a Best In Show prize from the most recent PRAC Annual Juried exhibition. I also teach art to nine classes of children, adults and seniors in the City of Pickering recreation program. And curate and organize group exhibitions in the Durham Region and beyond on a regular basis.

Contact: |

5th Juried Photography Exhibition

Deadline to enter February 24, 2018 Check for details.


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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