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87th Annual Open Juried Competition and Exhibition

Thursday, June 27 — Saturday, September 14, 2019 

OJCE 2019 87th Annual Open Juried Competition and Exhibition, June 27 - September 14

 

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87th Annual Open Juried Competition and Exhibition

Winnipeg Free Press Arts Reporter Eva Wasney wrote an article on the Manitoba Society of Artists Open Juried Competition first place award winner Cynthia Boehm. "Where there's smoke..." uncovers the historical reasons Boehm started doing beadwork. Boehm's piece "é-tatahamiskaman ki-kohkomináwak kayás oti isihcikéwinwáw / My Journey Home - honouring our Grandmothers" is currently on display at the MHC Gallery along side all the othet OJCE 2019 finalists. 

Where there's smoke Article written by Eva Wasney for the Winnipeg Free Press

Mariel Roehr has covered yet another exhibtion at the MHC Gallery! Roehr's article "Diverse art show rooted in Mantioba hertiage" explores the roots of the Manitoba Society of Artists and has quotes from an interview with the first place award winner, Cynthia Boehm and Naomi Gerrad, who received the MSA Honourable Mention. 

CHVN article titled Diverse art show rooted in Manitoba heritage by Mariel Roehr

 

The Gallery Beyond Its Doors 

Leap in Faith 

Ray Dirks and Manju Lodha are currently working on a MHC Gallery project entitled Leap in Faith. They project seeks to connect with and hear stories of people and communities within different religions and faith traditions. Dirks and Lodha seek to collect stories and photos that represent the wide spectrum of how people live out their faith within multiple religions and traditions.

The completed project will be a coffee table style book; more details on the books to come at a later date. 

Isam Aboud and Manju Lodha leading workshop and painting at Arthur E Wright Community School

Isam Aboud and Manju Lodha paint while leading a Leap in Faith workshop in Arthur E Wright Community School in Winnipeg on April 2, 2019. 

 

The Gallery's Future

On June 1, 2017 the MHC Gallery ownership changed from Mennonite Church Canada to Canadian Mennonite University. The mandate and staff will remain the same. The way the gallery survives will remain the same.

We will continue to rely almost entirely on donations from gallery supporters. We will remain obligated to raise 100% of the gallery operating and project budgets—from office and exhibit supplies to salaries and everything between. So, please, continue to support the gallery as it enters this new phase.

Many thanks to Mennonite Church Canada for offering a base for nearly 19 good years. We look forward to the future.

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