New Exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario:
“Growing Family: Design & Desire in Mennonite Genealogy”
Meg Harder is an interdisciplinary artist working and living in the Grand River Watershed. Harder graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Waterloo, which included a six month exchange at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. She studied under Paula Wilson at Haystack Mountain school of crafts in 2018. She was the 2015 Eastern Comma Artist in Residence at Rare Charitable Research Reserve and at Vermont Studio Centre in 2018. She has exhibited at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Forum of Kitchener and Area, and The Museum, Kitchener.
Michael Molloy is co-author of Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugee Movement 1975-80, and has 40 years’ experience in international and refugee affairs. In 1979 and 1980 he coordinated the Indochinese refugee program that brought 60,000 refugees to Canada. Molloy is Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, and is president of the Canadian Immigration Historical Society.
The Consortium Arts Ensemble will play Benjamin Britten's Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio, as well as Mozart's Oboe quartet in F major. Members consist of Anita Walsh on the violin, Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh on viola, our very own Ben Bolt-Martin on cello, and of course to round out the group, the renowned Jim Mason on the oboe.
Join us with Hildegard Martens as she speaks about and reads from her recent memoir, On My Own: A Journey from a Mennonite Childhood.
Drawing on local community partners involved in drone technologies and their applications, the "Cultural Life of Drones" explores how conversations about visual culture, technology, privacy, commercialization, safety, peace building and ultimately, the question of our shared humanity, can be brought into public dialogue via art.
War is not inevitable. It can be limited, if not defeated outright, by law fairly applied and enforced.
Park Sounds is a new duo comprised of Manitoba-raised, Montreal-based musicians Jennifer Thiessen (viola, viola d’amore) and Ben Reimer (percussion). Both members of Park Sounds are rooted in the Manitoba classical, pop and new music communities, while branching out through musical life in Montréal, and becoming central figures of the larger Canadian music scene. Their