Mennonite Artist Project

Connecting the Creative



Welcome!
The Mennonite Artist
Project is open to artists
of any discipline with an understanding of, or connection to, the Mennonite community.
 
What we offer
• Searchable database of over 500 Members
• Interest Groups
• Monthly Featured Artists
Arts Events calendar
Discussions and classified ads
• Member Blogs



 



We are artists, designers and performers from all disciplines.

We have a Mennonite connection.

We realize this influences what we do and why we
do it.

We want to find other people who make art and get the Mennonite thing.

Let's talk.

Latest Activity

Joseph J. Shetler updated their profile
Jul 10
Joseph Erick Alderfer updated their profile
Oct 20, 2015
DreamSeeker Magazine and Abigail Klassen are now friends
Aug 11, 2015
Joan Shaver shared Mennonite Artist Project's blog post on Facebook
Jul 5, 2015
Cascadia Publishing House LLC posted a blog post

Cascadia releases Barbara Esch Shisler's poetry, Momentary Stay

Cascadia has released Momentary Stay (an entry in the DreamSeeker Poetry Series, a new poetry collection by Barbara Esch Shisler. Julia Kasdorf sees her as "plainly naming a world of pleasures and pains. In her gaze, African violets are ‘luscious birds in furry nests,’ and meals at the Nursing Home, ‘vague purees.’ The strange…See More
Feb 24, 2015
Profile IconMalinda Elizabeth Berry, Yoko Ndjali, Crystal Ramer and 4 more joined Mennonite Artist Project
Feb 14, 2015
Daryl Snider updated their profile
Dec 15, 2014
Cascadia Publishing House LLC posted a blog post

Cascadia releases Hedrick's True Confessions of a God Killer

Cascadia Publishing House has released Emily Hedrick’s new novel, True Confessions of a God Killer: A Postmodern Pilgrim’s Progress, vol. 2 in the DreamSeeker Fiction Series (following vol. 1, Sticking Points, by Shirley Kurtz).…See More
Oct 31, 2014
Lynn L Roth posted an event

2014 Creative Spirit Exhibit @ MSMC Assembly at Lakewood, Colorado

August 1, 2014 at 5pm to August 3, 2014 at 12pm
Creative Spirit Exhibit brings together the art of professional and emerging visual artists associated with the Mountain States Mennonite Conference.Art adds depth to our corporate experience, while gathering for worship, relationships and workSee More
Jul 20, 2014
Donald Clymer posted a blog post
Jul 7, 2014
Donald Clymer and Leonard Nolt are now friends
Jul 7, 2014
Leonard Nolt commented on the blog post 'FEATURED ARTIST: Conrad Erb'
"Very nice work!"
Jul 6, 2014
 

Arts Events

Blog Posts

FEATURED ARTIST

 

Posted by Mennonite Artist Project on October 25, 2011 at 4:08am — 5 Comments

Welcome

Welcome to the Mennonite Artist Project: a place to exchange ideas, share resources, promote shows, post reviews, find mentors, arrange collaborations, commission new work and speak in depth about what it means to be an artist.
Who we are
We are a network of artists with Mennonite ties. We are practicing Mennonites, ex-Mennonites, partners of Mennonites and everything in between. Some of us were raised in the church and are already connected to Mennonite artistic communities. Others prefer to keep our Mennonite experience at arm's length. Still others make our art outside of any religious arena. Many of us are professional musicians, writers, designers, performers, visual artists. Some of us are emerging artists.

If you are wondering if you belong, the criteria are simple: You may be an artist of any discipline who has an understanding of, or connection to, the Mennonite community.

Why it matters
Regardless of our different disciplines, lifestyles and belief systems, the truth remains that Mennonite influence presents unique footholds and obstacles to artists. This struggle and celebration is what brings us together. It is the common ground that the Mennonite Artist Project wants to explore. MAP is a proclamation that art is indeed a Mennonite thing.

How we do it
This project is indebted to generations of artists who have made work out of, and in spite of, a Mennonite identity. It follows in the footsteps of Mennonite arts magazines, regional gatherings, college departments, alumni organizations and anyone who has worked to find a community of artists who value Mennonite culture. It is also inspired by the courage of those artists who, in order to freely express themselves, chose to break from their Mennonite communities.

We need your help, perspective and talent! Each of us will determine the effectiveness of this site. There are no rules other than respect and tolerance. Of course, we are hoping you'll feel inspired, supported and more aware of the work that others are making. If you would appreciate an accessible, inclusive network of artists who identify with the Mennonite experience, spend time here!

What we offer
• Expand your profile on My Page.
• Search our list of over 500 Members by name, location or discipline.
• Join or start an interest Group for your region or area of interest.
• Meet our Featured Artist each month.
• Keep everyone informed of Mennonite-related Arts Events that interest you, and support the artists in your area.
• Start a Discussion or post a classified ad
• Write reviews, ask questions and spark debates on your Blog.
• And please Invite anyone who you think may be interested in this site!

Thanks to everyone who invests their time and creativity to make Mennonite Artist Project the vibrant connective link that Mennonite artists need! Please visit Our History to learn more about who we are.  If you have questions, please contact Renee at reneeemi@gmail.com
Welcome!
Make yourself at home.
 
 
 
_
_Guidelines
MAP requests that all postings on this site be Mennonite and arts-related. Unrelated or discriminatory postings will be removed. Please
help us to build an organization that is respectful, tolerant and specifically Mennonite arts- focused.


_
_Disclaimer
This site contains user-generated content. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of Mennonite Artist Project (MAP) or its membership as a whole. MAP is not responsible for the actions or content of third parties.

© 2016   Created by Mennonite Artist Project.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service