Art Shows

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.

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.

Artists interested in exhibiting their work in our Sunderland Hall gallery are invited to contact the Arts Committee chair by email.

During the time of Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to host art shows in Sunderland Hall, but we will be posting irtual Art Shows.

September 2020: Carol C. Harrison


At the Window
At the Window, 8” x 12”, Watercolour on Arches 140 lb, cold pressed paper.
Inspiration from a photograph by my father, Thomas Henry Cheavens.


Carol Cheavens Harrison is a Toronto artist, formerly of Winnipeg, Manitoba and the USA. She paints in acrylic, watercolour, and other media. She studied at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, received a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Meredith College in Raleigh North Carolina, and did post graduate studies at the University of North Carolina where she enrolled as an education major. Carol has taught art in public schools, has presented workshops on painting techniques, and has given group and private lessons on drawing and painting.

She is an elected member of the Manitoba Society of Artists, a member of the Don Valley Art Club of Toronto, and a former member of the Local Colour Art Group in Winnipeg and the Selkirk Community Art Centre of Manitoba.

Her work is owned by private collectors in Canada and the USA.

“Although I have done work in many different media over the years, I keep coming back to watercolour. I love how adaptable it is to various styles from abstract to representational and how clear and transparent the colours are. Using only water as a solvent, it is a relatively clean and environmentally friendly way of producing art. The pandemic has influenced my recent subject matter. Scenes with windows, young children and family all are expressions of recent isolation. I work from life, memory and old family photos.”

Unless otherwise indicated, her work is available, with 20% of the purchase price going to First Unitarian during the month of September.