Art in the Hall

Art is the signature of civilization
Beverly Sills

Each month the Great Hall at the Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga features the artwork of a local artist. These art exhibits enhance the enjoyment and atmosphere of our space.
All artwork is for sale.  Visitors welcome during office hours and after service in Sunday. Other times may be arranged upon request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Art in the Hall - June 2017 - White Oaks Art Group


White Oaks Art Group


Rita M. Spence: Rita was born in Goderich, Ontario and has lived in the U.S., West Indies and Western Canada but it is in the change of seasons and scenery in Ontario that are her favourite things to paint. She has used oils, watercolours and acrylics.
905-469-4088, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DeutchmanAnne Deutschmann: Anne  Deutschmann was born in Bremen, northern Germany, where she attended the Academy of Fine Arts.  Before she could put her skills to work however, marriage and children became her priorities. A ten year stay in South Africa influenced her work. Coming to Canada, Anne joined the White Oaks Art Group in 1986.
Water colours became her new ideal medium to express the different Canadian environment; adding softer tones, winter scenes and lush landscapes. She attended workshops, took courses at Sheridan College and tried to absorb as much technique, inspiration and stimuli as possible. Eventually, she ventured back to her first love, abstract images, with acrylics as the medium. Collages and textured surfaces offered new challenges. 
She has received awards and participated in many juried art shows.  She is a member of Visual Arts Mississaiga, Mississauga Art Gallery and a member of the Colour and Form Society.  905-822-8849, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ArtneeNeerja Trehan: I am an emerging Canadian artist, living and working in Mississauga (Ontario). Art has always been a very vital part of my life. I started drawing from very early on and as far as I can remember, I have been inspired to create.
After finishing Bachelor of Fine Arts from College of Arts, India I worked as a graphic designer. This made my artistic endeavors to shift from art to computer screens. I immigrated to the USA after marriage. Though I was busy raising kids, but kept my passion for art alive by doing free-lance design and artwork.
In 2009, I relocated to Vancouver and the beauty of Vancouver inspired me to immerse myself completely into arts again. A constant source of delight and artistic stimulus, The West Coast renewed my energy and vision. I volunteered at Surrey Art Gallery in BC. In 2010 after moving to Mississauga, I started teaching in after school programmes, private studios and at my home studio.
My paintings are infused with color, texture and moments of life. Vibrant and intense colors are often present in my art, with my favourite medium being acrylic for its versatility. I find inspiration everywhere, whether its outside or at home and I draw upon memories and photographic references.  647-994-7203,

Art in the Hall - May 2017 - Everist Prokofiev

Prokofiev Unitarian Congregation in MississaugaEverist Prokofiev

Born into a musical family, Everist discovered his passion for the Fine Arts at a very young age. Attending the Ontario College of Art at only 10 years of age, he discovered the many genres of creation that led him to the canvas and palette knife.
Everist believes that a painting should not be just two dimensional, but rather an experience for rest of your senses. He does not just paint an image, but sculpts a leaf or a flower with dramatic manipulation, painting strictly with a palette knife. The colours and textures of Everist’s paintings invite you to “touch“ the canvas. “Feel“ the leaves and listen, and observe how the changing light throughout the day, brings life to the image.

“This is your sensory experience”

Art in the Hall - April 2017 - Layal’s Art Group

Lalayalyal’s Art Group

This group of friends have been meeting on a weekly basis at Layal’s studio for over ten years. Between the laughter and chats the group manages to create art pieces that are unique to each individual’s style and inspiration. This group paints for the love of art, and has no care to what is trendy or fashionable. Their painting is an expression of their vision of realty expressed on canvas.

What you will notice in most of the exhibited pieces is the dominance of strong primary colors and emphasis on landscape and architectural details, both of which are a signature style of this group.

Getting together every week to paint motivates them and helps them create and practice different techniques. Although each artist has his or her distinct style, they all share in their love for art and in the promotion of an art culture in our city, whether through art shows, new artists or interesting art events. They believe that there is an artist in everyone!

We always welcome new members!

Art in the Hall - March 2017 - Mississauga Watercolour Society Members

Gail Backus Unitarian Congregation in MississaugaGail Backus

Gail enjoys painting a variety of subjects. She uses both watercolours, and acrylics to achieve a fresh and spontaneous quality in her work. More recently, she has been experimenting with colour and form to express her feelings about ideas.

Gail has received several awards including Second Place in a juried show for the World Exposition in Kariya, Aichi, Japan. She has also had paintings accepted in many other juried shows including the Humber Valley Art Club, the Artworks Show at the Oakville Town Centre, The Colour and Form Society, The Toronto Watercolour Society, and the Art Gallery of Mississauga, to name a few. She has participated in the Lakeshore Art Trail in Mississauga for many years.
905-274-9860, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Edward Clark

Ed started painting in oils when he was in his thirties. Retirement a few years ago offered him the opportunity to pursue his love of painting with more time and enthusiasm. He changed to watercolours because of the loose and luminous effect they provided ,particularly for skies, snow, and water which are key elements in watercolour.
Ed has taken workshops with many well regarded artists and has been on two painting trips with the renowned watercolour artist Jack Reid. Ed is a member of eleven art associations and exhibits in multiple art shows each year, both juried and non-juried.
905-828-0240, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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