Art Auction 

 

 

The auction will be held online June 23-25, 2022 during the annual meeting held at Goshen College, College Mennonite Church.

 

 

The Art Auction will run June 23, 24, and 25. This is an online fundraiser event.

  • Go to https://auctria.events/CDCArtAuction to place your bid or get the Auctria app on your mobile device
  • Only online bids will be accepted
  • Auction is live from June 23 at 10a to June 25, 10a Eastern. Donations can be made anytime.
  • Winners will be announced on June 25 at the closing delegate session, 11:45am Eastern.
  • All proceeds go to our Emerging Communities of Faith Fund.

Contact CDC.Art.Auction@gmail.com with questions

Kay Bontrager-Singer

Kay Bontrager-Singer

Faith Mennonite Church

Kay lives in Goshen, IN. where she has been a co-pastor at Faith Mennonite Church for 14 years.  She and her husband have three young adult sons. Kay has a Masters of Social Work and finds numerous ways to use these skills in the community.  Kay loves being creative whether that is in flower and vegetable gardening or playing with watercolor paints.

The watercolor art piece she created was inspired by this prayer, “Creator God, in your time you created all things and wove into their fabric a yearning for you.”  You will find woven into her art the sacred, the feminine, and love for the earth.

Eugene Stutzman

Eugene Stutzman

Covenant Mennonite Fellowship

Eugene is a former teacher and fashion designer currently building pipe organ facades and making metal sculpture.

He made a liturgical stole titled Handen Verlangen, Dutch for Yearning Hands.  The imagery for the stole is based on Dutch engraver Jan Luyken’s etching, Dirk Willems 1685.  He used traditional quilt piecing techniques combined with digital printing.

 

Anita Lehman

Anita Lehman

First Mennonite Bluffton

Anita is retirement age but keeps working in her studio because she believes an artist never retires.

Anita used the hymn “Healer of our every ill” in a recent series on dementia.  Her exploration of yearning in that context was a profound experience for her.  So for this project she decided to revisit the hymn using music symbols.

Rachel Horst Lehman

Rachel Horst Lehman

First Mennonite Urbana

Rachel lives with her husband David, and three sons Levi (4), Ezra (2), & Jonas (2 weeks). She spends most of her time with the boys, and is also a part-time house painter. While Rachel has been an artist/crafter all her  life, she chose to preserve it as a hobby and pursued Social Work instead of Art for her degree at Goshen College, Indiana.

Rachel’s project is a textile piece on the theme of Yearning for Social Justice. It is a visual representation of the indigenous groups who tended the land where our CDC West congregations worship today. Her hope is that the piece might inspire us to discover a more complete history of the resources we’ve inherited, live more gently on the land, and start important and difficult conversations with our neighbors about how to honor the native people in our own communities.

 

 

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