Voices Together: A Celebration of Art and Music

Voices Together

Exhibit dates: March 14, 2022 - August 19, 2022

About the exhibit

The publication of Voices Together marked a momentous occasion. For the first time, this Mennonite hymnal includes artworks: despite a long history of Mennonite and Anabaptist reluctance to embrace, or even hostility regarding, visual imagery, we now have the chance to explore what both musical and visual artistic expressions might offer to our church communities and worship experiences.

This exhibition considers the art in its own right. The twelve highlighted artists work in a range of artistic styles as well as a diversity of media, including photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, papercut, and digital illustration. The exhibition offers visitors a different view of the art than they will find in the pew: some pieces are much larger than shown in the hymnal, while others were made in color but printed in black and white. Further, several of the artists display additional artworks alongside their hymnal contribution, giving viewers greater visual context such as insight into larger series or idea development.

Exhibit companions

Online catalogue

To learn more about the exhibt and each of the pieces, view the Voices Together: A Celebration of Art and Music online catalogue.

Voices Together Online Catalogue 


Audio companion 

While you view the exhibit in person or flip through your hymnal or the online catalogue at home, you can listen to an audio companion created by Carol Penner, Director of Theological Studies and Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, and Kate Steiner, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of the Church Music and Worship Program.

This audio companion contextualizes the artwork within the hymnal and offers commentary on the pairing of visual art with worship music.

If you're planning a visit to the Grebel Gallery, remember to bring your headphones.


Featured artists

Raphael Barahona
Anne Hostetler Berry
Rachel Epp Bueller
Michelle G. Burkholder

Brenton Good
Meg Harder
Michelle Hofer
J. Tyler Klassen

SaeJin Lee
Dona Park
Matthew C. Regier
Gwen M. Stamm


Planning your visit

Gallery Hours 

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, Closed


The University of Waterloo requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated and be able to provide proof upon request. Visitors must remain masked for the duration of their visit and observe physical distancing.

What to bring

If you would like to listen to the audio companion while viewing the exhibit, please bring headphones and a device to listen on. You can connect to the University of Waterloo guest Wi-Fi upon arrival.


Engagement opportunities

Engage with the exhibit virtually on Twitter @GrebelCPA, and stay tuned on this webpage for updates and opportunities to get involved throughout the exhibition period.

The Centre for Peace Advancement gratefully acknowledges the funding contributions made to this project from the Marpeck Fund.