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 - 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.

Art in the Hall - February 2017 - Nettie (Annette) Seip

Nettie photography Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga
Nettie (Annette) Seip

Nettie (Annette) Seip is an award winning Mississauga based photographer.  After many years in the field of science, graduating with an MSc from McMaster, she turned her talents to photography and digital art.  Annette’s work has been widely exhibited in Mississauga and Toronto, including Britain Street Gallery, Queen Gallery, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Visual Arts Mississauga, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, CONTACT Photography Festival, The Gladstone Hotel, The Royal Ontario Museum, Cooper's Fine Art Gallery, Wychwood Barns, Steam Whistle Gallery, The Glass Factory, World Salon, Arts on the Credit, Port Credit Outdoor Art Show, VAM - Art in the Park, Oakville Art in the Park, The Wave Room, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Pazan Gallery, Shadowbox Gallery, iMAGEMAKER gallery, the Guilty Dog and Small Arms Building for Doors Open. 

R.M. Vaughan described Annette’s “Ice Diamond” in the Globe and Mail as …”a photograph so dappled with liquid light, it could be mistaken for a Mary Pratt painting.” Annette’s “Frozen Waterfall” dress designed with her “Icecicle” photograph printed on material was published in the Toronto Star for FAT.  More recent awards include Best Nature Photography, Best Creative Photography 2014-2015 Mississauga Camera Club, HM Award Photographic Society of America Competition, Best Emerging Artist for Touched by Fire 2013, HM Greater Toronto Camera Club Nature Category 2013, Honorable Mention for the Creative Community Award at the Mississauga Martys 2014.

Annette has volunteered as an event photographer for the Mississauga Arts Council, Meadowvale Theatre, Windmill Theatre, Gateway Centre for Youth, and Safecity Mississauga.



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