The Mennonite Artists consist of all the fantastic pieces created by Mennonites that are a part of the Goshen College Collection of Art. These are just a few of the great pieces that make up the Goshen College Collection of Art.
1st Floor Visual Arts Building
Paul Friesen is a ceramist and wood sculptor. His interest in the arts was inspired by the Indian craftsmen he saw as a child of missionary parents in India. Paul Friesen is noted for being both a pastor and an art professor at both Hesston College and Bethel College in Kansas.
2nd Floor Administration
Building North Stairwell
Robert Regier is a graphic designer and abstract painter and printmaker. The wide-open prairies and broad skies of the Midwest inspire much of his work. Regier is professor emeritus at Bethel College in Kansas. He is known for his graphic design work with Mennonite Central Committee and the Kauffman Museum in North Newton, Kansas.
Falling & Rising
Sylvia Gross Bubalo
4th Floor Administration
Building North Stairwell
Sylvia Bubalo was born Sylvia Gross in Bucks County, PA. She attended Goshen College, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Chicago. Bubalo is an accomplished artist in a variety of 2-D media and seeks to infuse much of her work with
Biblical references and spiritual vitality.
He Asked for Love
3rd Floor Wyse Building
Petit point needlework is Elizabeth Wenger's medium of choice. Her colorful figurative abstractions, often inspired by Biblical texts, are influenced by both modern art and the tradition of Mennonite quilts. A major collection of her work resides at the Associate Mennonite Biblical Seminaries in Elkhart, Indiana.
West of Wyse Building
on the Central Lawn
John Mishler is an abstract sculptor who works in aluminum, copper, steel, and stainless steal. Many of his works are monumental outdoor sculptures that often incorporate kinetic parts that move with the wind. "Broken Shield" is one of Mishler's first public sculptures and is inspired by Biblical passages that speak to Jesus' call for non-violence.
1st Floor Umble Center
Marvin Bartel is a ceramist and ceramic sculptor who's work is inspired by his family and nature. An innovator in technique, Bartel's Umble Center wall relief incorporates photographic images silkscreened with slip. He was a long time art faculty and now professor emeritus at Goshen College. Bartel is also a well known writer and speaker on Art Education.
Ground of Being
1st Floor College Mennonite
Church South Hallway
Raised in North Dakota, Abner Hershberger's paintings and prints draw inspiration from both the natural landscape and the landscape shaped by farming. Long time art faculty and now professor emeritus at Goshen College, Hershberger's work abstracts and enhances the shapes and colors of nature, seeking to lift a spiritual dimension out of fields, grasses, and prairie winds.