It was an honor to be asked to present at the 2014 Mennonite Arts Weekend. The theme of the weekend and the accompanying exhibit was Touching Mystery. The slideshow I put together was titled Seen Slowly: Art Making, Urban Gardening, and the Amish Inkjet.
Even though I was pretty nervous about speaking, it ended up being a lot of fun. Everyone was very gracious, and I appreciated the chance to touch base with a few of my peers. Other visual artists presenting at the weekend were Sarah Boyts Yoder, Karen Thiessen, and Kristina Glick. It was a special treat for me to meet poet Jean Janzen, musician and hymn-wrangler Marilyn Houser Hamm, and the members of The Steel Wheels.