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McLean Community Centre Exhibitions

McLean CC

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.

905.428.7711

Fabulous Mediums
are part of PRAC's
"Art in Public Places"

initiative.

We thank the Town of Ajax for their support.

Town of Ajax

2023 Hanging space at the McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Drive, Ajax

 

Calling all visual artists.

Have you always wanted to have your own art show at the McLean CC in Ajax?
The town makes this space available to current PRAC members.
Not a member of PRAC or your membership has lapsed? Go to https://form.jotform.ca/72053187023247

If you don't have enough (Atrium can accommodate about 40 works and they are up about five weeks) you will be able to apply for half application form.

2023

Jan. 9 to Feb 10
Ajax Photography Club

Feb. 10 to Mar 20
Harsh Raghav
David S. Robinson

Mar 20 to Apr 24
Ajax Creative Arts

April 24 to May 28
PRAC Juried Photography Exhibition

May 28 to July 3
Allan O'Marra

July 3 to Aug 7
Lauren Boissonneault

Aug 7 to Sept 11
Kay Hubbard

Sept 11 to Oct 16
OPEN

Oct. 16 to Nov. 19
PRAC Juried Art Show

Nov. 19 to Jan 8, 2024
Nancy Mueller

2024

 

Ajax Photography Club ~ Jan. 9 to Feb 10

Harsh Raghav | David S. Robinson
Feb. 10 to Mar 20

David Robinson

David S. Robinson

Having lived in Scarborough most of my life, but born with extensive family roots in the farm country close to Hanover, Ontario, I grew up with an appreciation of nature and the simple beauty found all around us.
Getting formal art and art history education was a wonderful fulfilling experience and one that established a sound base for my life long exploration of landscapes, portraits, composition, balance and the effects of colour.

I graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts degree ( Visual) from York University in November 1981. Since University I also have completed many courses at OCAD University, private life drawing lessons with Scott Darrach (five years), and Life drawing classes.

My art background includes formal art training in drawing, painting, print making (etching, Lithography-Limestone block and Lithoplate, wood cuts etc.) and sculpture.  

Harsh Raghav

Harsh Raghav

About the artiste:
Harsha is a self-taught mandala artist. A pharmacist by training, she started creating mandala art 5 years ago and her love for the art form grew ever since. Taking inspirations from nature and material worlds alike, she creates uncomplicated and easily accessible artwork. She also finds inspiration in rich heritage of Indian art and crafts.

A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, "mandala" is a Sanskrit word that means "circle". Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes, and forms.

Harsha was born and grew up in New Delhi, the capital city of India. She moved to Canada in year 2020 and has been living near the beautiful lake shores of south Ajax since 2021.

Still on the foot of the unending learning curve, Harsha aspires to continue to learn, explore, and create more art pieces hoping to make the world a little more beautiful.

For your interest in buying any of the exhibited works or any other queries please contact Harsha via email at raghavharsh@gmail.com
You may also follow Harsha on Instagram to get updates on her latest work.
@zentangled_dreams
https://www.instagram.com/zentangled_dreams

 

Ajax Creative Arts ~ March 20 to April 24

Ajax Creative Artshttp://www.ajaxcreativearts.ca/

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PRAC Juried Photography Exhibition
April 24 to May 28

Juried Photography Exhibition

Details HERE

Allan O'Marra ~ May 28 to July 3

Allan O'Marra

Allan O’Marra Bio

Allan O’Marra is a graduate of OCAD University in Toronto, an award-winning fine artist, and art teacher, an art exhibition jurist and curator, a transpersonal psychotherapist and an art columnist and self-published writer.

He has had over 40 solo fine art exhibitions and participated in more than 100 group shows in a 52-year career, and has works of art in numerous private and corporate collections.

He has recently retired from teaching art to children, adults and seniors for the Pickering Recreation Department and on a voluntary basis at the Ontario Shores Mental Health Centre in Whitby. He writes and paints, teaches an adult acrylics painting class and offers psychotherapy from his home/studio in the Maxwell Settlement near Bancroft, Ontario.

Allan O’Marra | 905-683-1860 haomarra@gmail.com
w: allanomarra.com | fb: Allan O’Marra | Instagram: @allanomarra

Lauren Boissonneault ~ July 3 to August 7

Lauren Boissonneault

Lauren Boissonneault

Lauren Boissonneault was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario.
With a passion for the outdoors, resulting from a childhood of exploring the woods behind her home with her three older siblings, and family trips to Algonquin Park starting at one month old, she’s driven to paint our natural landscapes and was always deeply inspired by the work of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.

Having been homeschooled, Lauren’s mother took her to the Art Gallery of Peterborough often to craft and enrolled her in many art classes over the years. While she always dabbled in drawing, watercolour, and acrylic painting, she was first introduced to oils in 2013 by her aunt, late Inisfil artist, Lisa Rankin.

Lauren captures her images while doing the things she loves outdoors with her husband Travis and their dog Scout, like hiking, camping, and fishing. Every one of her paintings holds within it a great memory and she hopes to share those moments and the beautiful locations she’s stumbled upon with everyone that views her work.

With a focus on oil painting, Lauren prefers wood panel and live edge wood as her canvas, adding to the natural theme of her work.

https://www.laurenboissonneault.com/

Kay Hubbard ~ Aug 7 to Sept 11

Kay Hubbard

OPEN ~ Sept 11 to Oct 16

A love of lakes, Canadian shield and cottage country combine to inspire her paintings which are often landscapes. She strives for her paintings to show places where one would love to be. Kay believes that painting is also about experimentation and having fun!

After a 46 year career Kay is now retired with time to paint on a daily basis. She was teaching beginner Watercolour painting through Michael’s prior to the pandemic. Kay has a doctorate in Adult Education and is an active life coach for Up With Women.

She is a member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, PineRidge Arts Council, Scarborough Art Guild, Volusia County Palette and Brush Club and Volusia County Art League. Her paintings are on display at the Peppermill Restaurant in Minden, Ontario. The award winning Watercolour artist also regularly participates in solo and group shows, both juried and non-juried.

She and her husband, Ulf, enjoy working crosswords, watching old movies, fine dining and playing cards with friends.

w: artbykay.ca ❧

PRAC Juried Art Show ~ Oct. 16 to Nov. 19

 

Nancy Mueller ~ Nov. 19 to Jan 8, 2024

 

 

 
 
         
           

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Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0
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