Greater Light

Randall Stoltzfus : Greater Light
The Germantown Mennonite Museum of Art and Peace

October 9 — December 31, 2011
Artist’s reception Sunday, October 9


I am encouraged by this project and what it represents– a collaboration between contemporary art-making and Anabaptist history and practice as embodied by the congregation at Germantown. There is room for good work here.

The GMMAP website describes the project this way:

The Germantown Mennonite Museum of Art & Peace was established in 2011 as a project of Germantown Mennonite Church and seeks to promote visual creativity and ideas of peacemaking and social justice with a public program of changing exhibitions and projects that interact with the Church’s meeting space.  Dating back to 1683, Germantown Mennonite Church is the oldest Mennonite congregation in North America, and has consistently been at the forefront of the Anabaptist traditions of peacemaking and social justice.

If you are in the Philadelphia area before the end of this year, stop by and take a look. I’ve got two new paintings in this show along with a selection of other work- go and you will be among the first to see them. Hours and directions are on the GMMAP website. Send them an email at  to set up an appointment to see the work in this special context.

And– if you are another artist to whom this project might be of interest– the project is actively soliciting submissions.