Stories in Art

Sunday, May 1, 2016

For my son Nur Amar. God is my light [nur] and my salvation – whom shall I fear? (Psalm 27). His name [nur] means “light.” —Lamia’ Bahnam Yshua This artwork by an…

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Revealing the gospel in colour

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Congregation fills 100 panes with stained glass WINNIPEG As fire transforms sand into glass, so God’s power transforms people into his beautiful reflections. For a group of 20…

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The art of imaginative prayer

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sometimes I dread group prayer time. I don’t know what to say. My repeated “God, help so and so” feels stale. I needed help. Who better to ask…

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Everyone’s an artist at Steinbach MB

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Electronics repairman Henry Kasdorf never considered creating artwork as a sermon response. But after Steinbach (Man.) MB Church’s Respond & Reflect coordinator Pat van Nes encouraged him to…

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Healing Art

Friday, November 1, 2013

As a fourth-year art and design major at Trinity Western University, and exhibition and public activities manager at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, B.C., Diana Hiebert is both exploring her own creative ability and empowering community artists to do the same. She participated in last year’s Sand and Polish: Making Things New exhibition, organized by Artisan Church in the Vancouver Public Library’s Moat gallery, and is currently working toward her graduation exhibition at TWU.

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Art In Focus

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

We have many talented artists within the MB community, and we like to highlight what they’re up to! Here are two creations by Port Rowan, Ont., artists, giving…

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Graffiti in the garden of Gethsemane

Friday, March 1, 2013

Hepburn, Sask. As Cora Lynn Carey painted “Jesus in Gethsemane” throughout Lent, God prepared her to make her own Good Friday sacrifice. At last year’s Good Friday service,…

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“Along the Road to Freedom”: Suffering mothers model grace

Monday, October 1, 2012

Artist tells stories of refugee women To keep a memory alive, curator and artist Ray Dirks reached for an unusual solution. Dirks has embarked on a project to…

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Expressing common humanity

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Southridge Community (MB) Church, St. Catharines, Ont., nourishes body and soul at homeless shelter.

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Dining under grace

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The public works of Krista Reimer Krista Reimer lives in Port Rowan, Ont., with her husband and two daughters, and is a member of Port Rowan MB Church….

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Creativity begets creativity 2: poems by Malcom Guite

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mozart at Greenbelt, 27.08.01 for Niki and Sarah We lie upon the grass on God’s good earth and listen to the Requiem’s intense, long, love-laden keening, calling forth…

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Creativity begets creativity

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Faye Hall used her art to “pay it forward.” She describes the chain reaction creative collaboration she contributed to when she painted a picture based on a photograph of a poet whose sonnets inspired her boss to use them as lyrics on his CD project.

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Exhibiting God’s creative image

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fraserview turns its walls into a gallery Can you imagine five men rushing into a gallery to be the first to see the artwork – in a church?…

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Student illuminates Gospel

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

First-year student Candace Bighead was often seen around campus doodling in a notebook at Bethany College, Hepburn, Sask., during the school year. But, the 200 hours the Prince Albert, Sask., woman poured onto these pages weren’t a distraction from homework – the illustrated notebook was the major assignment for her Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels course.

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Current art exhibit

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The premise of “Indescribable” is attention-grabbing right from the start: murder. At the centre of this art show are two stories of murder. Five artists have worked to make sense of the senseless, exploring feelings and memories related to personal tragedy in this exhibit at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery in Winnipeg.

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