$25

Multiple Dates

AVANTI

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Mennonite Heritage Museum

1818 Clearbrook Road

Abbotsford, BC V2T 5X4

Canada

View Map

Event description

Description

Avanti: The Art of Moving Forward

On September 10th, the Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford is hosting a special event celebrating the art of Hilda Janzen Goertzen.

A special concert and reception will be held at 3pm and 7pm featuring the music of Calvin Dyck and Betty Suderman from their CD “The Dancing Violin”. In addition, Michael Goertzen will be reviewing his mother’s lifetime of work in the arts, and examining some special pieces of significance.

Hilda Goertzen, who passed away in 2016, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and spent her first eleven years enjoying life in the big city. In 1961, she and part of her family immigrated to western Canada. Her art reflects influences that include her Mennonite parents’ flight from Ukraine in the 1920s, the vivid expression of Latin American culture, and her love of music and children.

When Richard Thiessen, Executive Director of the Mennonite Heritage Museum heard about the proposed concert, he suggested that the museum host an Art Exhibit of 30 of Hilda’s works featured in the gallery from September 5th to 21st. The art exhibit will include works that have been gathered from various homes in the Fraser Valley, as well as some previously unseen works that are available for purchase. Proceeds from the concert and the sale of the art will benefit the Mennonite Historical Society of B.C.

Tickets for this event are available here on Eventbrite or at the Mennonite Heritage Museum (1818 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford). For more information please contact the museum at 604-758-5667.

Share with friends

Location

Mennonite Heritage Museum

1818 Clearbrook Road

Abbotsford, BC V2T 5X4

Canada

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved