Along the Road to Freedom Exhibit Opening - August 9, 2016
Join us on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Mennonite Heritage Village as we unveil Along the Road to Freedom, a new temporary exhibit by artist Ray Dirks, curator at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery. Along the Road to Freedom tells the stories of mothers, daughters, grandmothers and sisters who led families out of persecution and suffering in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and war-torn Europe to lives of freedom and peace in North America.
The exhibit, which has never been shown in its entirety in southeast Manitoba, features 25 paintings, each one creating a memory mosaic of the woman it features, alongside artefacts from the Mennonite Heritage Village collections. The paintings and artefacts ask us all – not just Mennonites of European heritage – to remember and honour the stories of the women, strong or frail, certain or unsure, forging ahead or struggling to survive, who are responsible for our living good lives at peace, far from lands and times of uncertainty and fear.
The exhibit runs until the October 12, 2016.