ArtShow

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Art in August: Avenue Road Arts School

ARAS

The Avenue Road Arts School has been offering high-quality arts programming in a relaxed and supportive environment for over 20 years. Coming from a wide variety of professions, adult students turn to visual art as a pastime. For many students, it isn't long before a deep-rooted passion is unearthed.

The exhibition runs until September 4, 2019.

Art in September: Jeff Mann

Jeff Mann

Jeff Mann is a sculptor based in Kingston, Ontario. Using car parts and shovels, he assembles, shapes, cuts, pounds, adds more parts, welds, torches, re-cuts, re-welds...and a MASK emerges.

"These car parts and shovels speak to me—if they stop speaking, I put them away until I find their voice again. This face wants to be brought into the world and I have to be midwife with an angle grinder and a MIG welder."

The impetus to use car parts springs primarily from Mann's belief that we’ve lost our landscapes to cars.

"I want to shape something benign from something I consider significantly malignant. We need to ask ourselves if this car-centric world with its risks to our planet, our health and our society is the world we want. Also, because we junk over 12 million cars a year in North America, there are infinite multiples of parts for me to work with, parts that are incredibly complex and beautiful."

Please join us for the opening reception and artist talk on Sunday, September 8 from noon to 1 pm.

The exhibit continues to October 1, 2019.

 

Library Art Exhibit July – September: Jeni De Carlo

Jeni De Carlo

Artist’s Statement:

I came to painting in a roundabout rather dramatic way. A profound hearing loss prematurely terminated my career as a high school English teacher. I turned to art both for solace and as an alternative means of communication. To my delight, I discovered that I had a natural flair for painting and that I loved it.

My subjects are places, people and things I have loved. If it touches my heart, I want to and can, paint it.

 

 

This Year’s Shows

The following shows will be held in Sunderland Hall in 2019:

Month Artist Show Dates Reception
  (12 pm)
Learn More
January Willowdale Artists Group Jan 6-27 January 6 willowdaleartists.com
February Sheryl Keen Feb 3-24 February 3 sherylkeen.com
March Members and friends of First March 3-31 March 3
April York Artists Guild April 7-28 April 7 yorkartistsguild.weebly.com
May Bill Ross and Randall Brown May 5-26 May 5  
June Rama Fayaz June 2 - July 14 June 9 Rama Painting
July & August Avenue Road Arts School July 16 - Sept 4   AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Jeff Mann Sept 8 - 29 Sept 8 jeffmannart.com
October Phyllis Gordon Oct 6-27 October 6 phyllisgordonart.com
November Sereen Azizz Nov 3 - Dec 1 November 3 instagram.com/sereenscape
December Indigenous Artist Melanie Bartel Dec 8 - Jan 5 December 8 melaniebartelart.com

 

Previous Years' Shows

The following shows were held in Sunderland Hall in 2018:

Month Artist Show Dates Reception
  (12 pm)
Learn More
January Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy Jan 7-28 January 14 (Fundraiser) escarpment.ca
February Ato Seitu Feb 4-25 February 4 inkphy.com/tag/atoseit
March Members and friends of First March 4-25 March 4 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
April York Artists Guild April 8-29 April 8 YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May Joanna Strong May 6-27 May 6 joannastrong.ca
June Lucinda Vandenieuwegiessen
Colin van Zwijndregt
June 3-24 June 3 saatchiart.com/vandenieuwegiessen
July & August Avenue Road Arts School June 28-Sept 3   AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Susanne Clark   September 9 susanneclark.com
October Susan L. Brown   October 7  
November Martin Myers   November 4 martinmyers.ca
December Métis artist Louise Lefebvre   December 9 mountaindrummer.wixsite.com/spiritcougarlefebvre

 

The following shows were held in Sunderland Hall in 2017:

Month Artist Learn More
January Michael Battenberg MichaelBattenberg.com
February Jordan Clarke JordanClarke.ca
March Members and friends of First
April York Artists Guild YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May Nancy Bennett NancyBennett.ca
June Irene Sakata IreneSakataArts.com
July & August Avenue Road Arts School AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Carmel Bouzanne CarmelBouzanne.com
October Barbara de Beaupré  
November Nick Biagini DigitalConsciousness.com/galleries/NickBiagini
December Joseph Sagaj
Keitha Keeshig-Tobias
muskratmagazine.com/joseph-sagaj
bizindam.com

 

The following shows were held in 2016:

Month Artist Learn More
January Palette Expressions Group  
February Clayton King, Indigenous artist WhiteBearArt.com
March Members and Friends of First  
April York Artists' Guild YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May John Visser JohnVisserArt.com
June Susan Farquhar susanfarquhar5.wordpress.com
www.SusanFarquhar.ca
July & August Artists’ Network
September Steve Rose SteveRose.ca
October Shir Libeynu ShirLibeynu.ca
November Jean Galt, Wendy Ounpuu  & Wendy Dines  
December Aboriginal Art  

 

The following shows were held in 2015:

Month Artist Learn More
January Michael Battenberg MichaelBattenberg.com
February Judith Donoahue, Carol Harrison  
March Members and Friends of First  
April York Artists' Guild YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May D.D. Gadjanski ddgadjanski.com
June Randall Brown  
July & August 10 Artists from the Don Valley Art Club www.donvalleyartclub.com
September Shir Libeynu Shirlibeynu.ca
October Barbara de Beaupré
November David Connolly  
December Amnesty International: In/visible Scars Amnesty.ca