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 January: Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy

Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy


Original works, limited edition prints, engravings, and etchings.

Learn about EBC’s conservation work and find out about our current ambitious project to buy the Willisville Mountain near Killarney.

These works will be on display from January 7 – 28, open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

If you have any questions, contact volunteer Ted Cowan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the EBC office at 416-960-8121 or 888-815-9575.

 

 

Library Exhibit for January: THE 70,273 PROJECT QUILT #30

The 70,273 PROJECT QUILT #30

The blocks for Quilt #304 were made by older RE kids at First last spring, after learning about THE 70,273 PROJECT. That project honours people with physical or mental disabilities who were killed by the Nazis in the Aktion T4 programme, from January 1940 to August 1941. These people’s files were examined, and if they were deemed 'unfit' or an 'economic liability', marked with a red X. Red Xs by two of three examining doctors sealed their fate.

With this Project, each of the 70,273 killed are to be remembered with their own block. As well, it is to remind us of the many living nowadays with similar disabilities, and how they contribute to our lives.

The RE children had many questions and comments as they sewed or marked their red XX block - representing the doctors’ marks on the white files. Each block is unique, as were the men, women and children they represent. The 18 blocks were sewn together, combining their work and care into the quilt, a symbol of comfort, remembrance and beauty. The children have dedicated Quilt #304 to the memory of our own Mark Jorgensen, who brought much joy to the congregation.

Come to the library to view the lovely quilt itself, and see other blocks in the making. Materials and help will be available if you wish to join this worldwide art project (100 countries) and make a block yourself.

This Year’s Shows

The following shows will be 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     AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Shir Libeynu    
October Lori Ryerson   October 7 focalocity.ca
November Martin Myers   November 4 martinmyers.ca
December Métis artist Louise Lefebvre   December 9 mountaindrummer.wixsite.com/spiritcougarlefebvre

 

Previous Years' Shows

The following shows were held in Sunderland Hall in 2017:

Month Artist Show Dates Reception
  (12 pm)
Learn More
January Michael Battenberg Jan 8-29 January 2 MichaelBattenberg.com
February Jordan Clarke Feb 5-26 February 5 JordanClarke.ca
March Members and friends of First March 5-26 March 5  
April York Artists Guild April 2-30 April 2 YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May Nancy Bennett May 7-28 May 7 NancyBennett.ca
June Irene Sakata June 4-25 June 5 IreneSakataArts.com
July & August Avenue Road Arts School July 2 - Sept 3   AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Carmel BouzanneSept 10 - Oct 1 Sept 10 CarmelBouzanne.com
October Barbara de Beaupré Oct 8-29 October 8  
November Nick Biagini Nov 5-26 November 5 DigitalConsciousness.com/galleries/NickBiagini
December Joseph Sagaj
Keitha Keeshig-Tobias
Dec 10-31 December 10 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