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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.


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


We thank the Town of Ajax for their support.

Town of Ajax

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

The town estimates there are about 11,355 visitors monthly to the Centre.


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

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.


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 29 to June 18
Allan O'Marra

July 3 to Aug 8
Lauren Boissonneault

Aug 8 to Sept 11
Kay Hubbard

Durham Potters Guild
Display Case

Sept 11 to Oct 17
Digital Art Show
Jason A Das
Mike Newman
Bruce Priestman

West Hall
Saba Kalim

Oct. 17 to Nov. 19
PRAC Juried Art Show

Nov. 19 to Jan 8, 2024
Nancy Mueller



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
You may also follow Harsha on Instagram to get updates on her latest work.


Ajax Creative Arts ~ March 20 to April 24

Ajax Creative Arts

acaAjax Creative Arts is a fine arts association based in Ajax. We are unique among most art associations in that we are based in a permanent building with two activity rooms. It enables our members to paint together and share ideas in an open studio atmosphere.
Throughout the year we hold a number of art exhibitions including annual ones on location.
• For future shows please refer to our website:
Mailing Address and Studio: 22 Sherwood Drive W., Ajax

This show will run until April 24, 2023

PRAC Juried Photography Exhibition
April 24 to May 28

Juried Photography Exhibition

Details HERE

Allan O'Marra ~ May 29 to June 18

Allan O'Marra

Allan O'Marra
Paintings and Drawings: The Last Five Years

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 49 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 OmarraHope you will be able to attend Allan's Opening Reception
on June 2 from 7 to 9 pm

Allan O’Marra | 905-683-1860
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Lauren Boissonneault ~ July 3 to August 8

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.

Kay Hubbard ~ Aug 8 to Sept 11

Kay Hubbard

Kay is an award winning artist. The stunning scenery of Ontario cottage country and early camping experiences have combined with her love of nature to feed a keen interest in landscape painting.  She is a Lewis Carroll devotee and her watercolours take us on a journey to looking glass adventures.  Her watercolour landscapes create a fascinating, happy and peaceful atmosphere.  She is a member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, Art Guild of Scarborough, Pine Ridge Arts Council, Art League and Palette and Brush Club of Daytona Beach, Florida.

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.

Opening Reception August 13 from 2-4, all welcome.
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DIGITAL ART SHOW ~ Sept 11 to Oct 17

Digital Art

Introducing our first DIGITAL ART show in the Atrium.
PRAC has set goals to push boundaries, experiment with new techniques, and explore innovative ideas. We hope you get out to see this show.
Participating artists: Jason A Das, Mike Newman, Bruce Priestman.

Jason A Das

JASON A. DAS: Jason is a graphic designer & illustrator from Pickering, Ontario. Jason is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Arts Fundamentals program. As well as George Brown College’s Graphic Design program. Recently Jason has made the jump to user experience design to apply his knowledge to product design. Jason’s most recent work has been the City of Pickering’s Community Banners Program and Pickering Fire Services' “The 5 Sides of Pickering” Public Art.
Jason’s newest series of illustrations “Doorway”, explores the themes of the afterlife. What could be waiting for us when we depart the living world, and how we may return?

Mike Newman Tomhol

Mike Newman: My art is not for sale. I feel the message I'm trying to share is far to important to have my work locked away in one person's basement. I've been an environmentalist all my life and I will die an environmentalist. I've been in a number of environmental fights throughout my adult life having won some and lost others. I have never seen the situation more critical than I do right now. I feel artists have a serious role to play. My art is designed to be somewhat shocky and that's no accident. It's time people woke up. Time is running out. I go by an artist name as does Bansky. My artist name is Tomhol.
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Bruce Priestman

Saba Kalim ~ Sept 11 to Oct 17

Saba Kalim

Ambreen Saba Kalim created her first painting at the age of eight. She has a Bachelor of Arts with a Diploma in Fine Art and an extensive career in nature and portrait painting. She is a member of the Art Guild of Scarborough and the 2022 DWAC Foundation Award winner at PRAC’s 2022 Juried Art Show.

PRAC Juried Art Show ~ Oct. 17 to Nov. 19

2023 JAS Poster


~ Nov. 19 to Jan 8, 2024

Nancy Nueller

Nancy can’t remember a time when she didn’t draw or paint. A native of Barrie Ontario, she lived and worked most of her life in Toronto until more recently moving to Whitby.

Self taught with some classes at OCA for life drawing, she has included lessons and mentoring with David and Chrissie Wysotski ( Wysotski Studios) in her move to Whitby.

Nancy’s inspiration is derived by her love of nature, colour,atmosphere,rural settings and subject matter and presented in her own unique style. However, she values the importance of her studio time and subject matter which also includes still life, nature, landscape, animals, figures and portrait works.
It is hoped the viewer has cause to pause and enjoy the expression, feeling, relaxation, peace, tranquility and wonderment of her art.

Nancy’s works have been sold both privately and commercially and seen in several recent solo exhibitions in Durham region or McLaughlin Gallery.

Currently a member of the following:
Toronto West Arts Association
Nelson’s Art Centre Toronto
Oshawa Arts Association
Federation of Canadian Artists
Muskoka Arts and Crafts
Uxbridge Art Association

Nancy Mueller (Realistic Artist)
TWAC Nancy Mueller
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PineRidge Arts Council Inc., is a not-for-profit (Public Benefit Corporation) volunteer organization established in 1989.

PineRidge Arts Council
650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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