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Art featured at Assembly 2012


La oración (The Prayer), by Alejandro Aranda of Mexico. Aranda was one of 18 artists commissioned to create artworks for the Just Food exhibit, which featured art exploring  food justice issues. Just Food opened at Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ont., to coincide with the start  Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2011. 

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Participants take a walking tour through Arts for Peace, a collection of artistic quilts developed around a “peace” theme and on display at Ambrose University College in Calgary, Alta. for Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2010.

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Mennonite Church Canada
March 1, 2012
-Deborah Froese

Winnipeg, MAN. —  For the third year in a row, an art exhibit will be featured with Mennonite Church Canada’s Annual Assembly.

In keeping with the 2012 Assembly theme, Dusting off the Bible for the 21st Century, artists are invited to submit scripture based artworks for possible inclusion in the exhibit. Each accepted artwork will be placed with a Bible opened to the specific text referenced by the art.

The exhibit will be held in the Westminster Salon of the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, where the Assembly takes place. 

In 2011, Just Food, an art exhibit exploring food justice issues, was held at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ont. The exhibit opening coincided with start of Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2011. Before coming to Waterloo, the exhibit had been displayed at the Mennonite Church Canada’s Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery in Winnipeg.

Acts of Peace/Art for Peace, the exhibition at the Mennonite Church Canada assembly in Calgary, featured quilt and fabric art.

For the 2012 exhibit, Artists are invited to send digital images of up to three artworks for consideration. Submissions should include an explanation for each piece, the artist’s name, as well as the size and medium or media to Ray Dirks at