Sunderland Hall, our main worship space, is an ideal place for showing artwork. The large skylight and high ceilings enhance the room while the gallery space has its own lighting to allow the works to be shown to their best advantage.
The art is changed each month. It is a wonderful gift for the congregation to be surrounded by different works of art on the walls of our sanctuary each month.
We also have a smaller display area in our library, where art from our members is displayed for up to two months.
The artists who display their work in these spaces often offer some pieces for sale, with a small percentage of the price going to the congregation. Please contact the artist if you are interested in purchasing a work.
Art in May - Joanne Mitchell
“The Earth Laughs in Flowers.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Flowers engage our emotions and appeal to our senses in so many ways. Every season, every day, every hour bring forth delicious scents, fresh hues and exquisite forms. The language of flowers is an integral part of all cultures. It expresses a universal human passion for the infinite richness of colours, and the never-ending variety of glorious floral shapes and textures that inspire and enchant.
Joanne Mitchell loves to paint flowers with personality: the look-at-me poppy, the dancing daisy, the blowsy sensuous rose. Her flowers are vibrant, graceful and above all, joyful.
“Nature contains the elements, in color and form, of all the pictures, as the keyboard contains the notes of all music. But the artist is born to pick, to choose, and group… these elements, that the result may be beautiful.” (James McNeill Whistler, Ten O'Clock Lecture)
A reception will be held on May 26, after our flower communion service.
This Year’s Shows
The following shows will be held in Sunderland Hall in 2013:
|Month||Artist||Show Dates||Reception (12 pm)||Learn More|
|January 6-27||January 6|
|February||Ana Gribbons||February 3-24||February 3||AnaGribbons.ca|
|March||Members and Friends of First||March 3-24||March 3|
|April||Pamela Williams||March 31-
|May||Joanne Mitchell||April 28-
|June||Rose Hirano||June 2-23||June 16||RoseHirano.ca|
|July & August||Artists Network||June 30-
|September||Art in honour of the Jewish High Holidays from Shir Libeynu||September 3-29||ShirLibeynu.ca|
|October||Karen Cantello||October 6-27||October 6|
|November||York Artists Guild||November 3-
|December||First Nations Art||December 8-31||December 8|