Register Now for the Mennonite Arts Weekend!

October 16, 2009

The 2010 Mennonite Arts Weekend will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 5-7.The final presenter list for the 2010 Mennonite Arts Weekend includes 13 creative artists whose crafts use everything from silk and dyes to Photoshop to guitar and a squeezebox.

2010 Artist-Presenters
Ted Swartz is an actor/writer now touring in the dramas Excellent Trouble and Tattered & Worn.

House of Doc is a four-person contemporary folk band from Canada. Their third CD is called East of West.

Ken Nafziger is a conductor and hymn leader. He was a committee member for Hymnal: A Worship Book, Sing the Journey and Sing the Story

Todd Davis is poet who has published the poetry collections Some Heaven and Ripe.

Dennis Maust is a ceramic artist whose vessels and tiles draw inspiration from ancient Mediterranean monuments, Islamic architecture and Persian rug patterns, among other things.

Jayne Holsinger is an exhibiting oil painter whose work includes the series “American Stills” and “Women Drivers.”

J. Daniel Hess is a writer and the author of Surely Goodness and Mercy, a collection of short stories.

Juanita Yoder is a silk painter who creates paintings, processional and installation pieces, kites and wearables.

Naomi Pridjian is an artist who has used mixed-media assemblage and digital montage to tell personal stories based on her American-Armenian heritage and her experience with cancer.

Sidney King is a writer and filmmaker, who directed the film, Pearl Diver, the story of two sisters struggling to cope with past and present family tragedy.

The Art of Place
We’ll be exploring the theme “The Art of Place: Sacred Spaces & Common Ground” at the arts weekend with the help of these 13 artists who, in part, draw their creative inspiration from the places they have called or now call home—such disparate places as the Manitoba prairie, Indiana farmlands, Lancaster County, New York City, Costa Rica, Armenia, Egypt and Iraq.

Join us February 5, 6 and 7 for the upcoming Mennonite Arts Weekend and let Cincinnati be the next place that inspires you!

For registration information and more, visit us online at www.mennoniteartsweekend.org or find us on Facebook.

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