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Along the Road to Freedom
creating a permanent tribute to Mennonite parents, especially the mothers, who brought their children out of Stalin’s horrors to safety in Canada
From revolutionary times through World War II the lives of Mennonites were torn apart in Russia. Many parents suffered dearly, often to death. Their faith in God, love and suffering should not be forgotten. We are offering you the opportunity to help this story be told by sponsoring the creation of a permanent tribute to all of the parents and guardians who brought children to Canada, especially those brave mothers who had already lost their husbands before fleeing. The important part that women played in this flight is often not stressed and this is a chance to do so. Download the PDF to learn how you can donate to help make this permanent tribute a reality.
Embracing the I-kon, September 20 - November 9, 2013. Featuring historic and folk icons, work by iconographer Vera Senchuk and artists Michael Boss, Ray Dirks, Michele Sarna, Seth Woodyard, Christian Worthington. Curated by Rachel Baerg. Opening September 20, 7pm. For more information see CANVASs V16 #5
"Shh! Water is Talking” a group exhibit with Sam Baardman, Heidi Hunter, Rhian Brynjolson, Cullen Bingeman, Joy Eidse, Patrick Dunford, Simone Allard and featuring the work of Bob Haverluck. Opening: November 15, 2013 - January 18, 2014.
Next Next Exhibit
A colaboration of quilts by Marj Moore, paintings by Gus Froese and carvings by Henry Neufeld. January 24 - March 15, 2014.
This page contains an archive of past exhibits.
MHC Gallery Vision
The Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery works side by side with the Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives to link history with the present and future. We wish to link the ethnic past to the multiethnic now and tomorrow through shared faith and ideals. The MHC Gallery joins Mennonite History with art in order to stimulate and keep alive Anabaptist/Mennonite distinctives built on faith, perseverance and obedience.
We share our world, country and community with people from myriad cultures. Just as the church is diverse, so too Christian artists reflect that diversity. Just as Mennonite artists within the church have often not found a relevant place, neither have Christian artists from immigrant or refugee communities or those from the developing world. The MHC Gallery offers all these artists a place to exhibit their creativity.
This mix of art, artists and cultures points to a foundation of Mennonite history and faith flowing into a cornucopia of varied expression nurtured from and heralding the same source, God.
For more information, contact Ray Dirks, curator of the MHC Gallery.
Phone: 204-888-6781; Fax: 204-831-5675
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