WAG to Host Launch of Margruite Krahn’s Book on Mennonite Patterns

January 4, 2018: The Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Gallery Shop are pleased to host the book launch of Resurfacing: Mennonite Floor Patterns, A Field Journal by artist Margruite Krahn. The free event takes place on January 12, 6:30-9pm.

Resurfacing chronicles Krahn’s discoveries as she restored, presented, and documented Neubergthal, an 1876 Mennonite Street Village and National Historic Site. Krahn uncovered hand-painted patterns on the floor boards of housebarns, which were typically painted by women in villages during the winter months. The experience significantly influenced her artistic practice; much of Krahn’s work reflects the art and craft of early Mennonite women, while taking on a contemporary design. An exhibit of her work, Resurfacing: Mennonite Floor Patterns, is on view at the WAG’s Gallery Shop until January 14, 2018.


  • Book launch of Resurfacing: Mennonite Floor Patterns, A Field Journal and artist talk with Q&A
  • Musical performance by Paul Bergman, local folk singer/songwriter
  • Traditional Mennonite baking
  • Event is FREE

WHEN: Friday, January 12, 6:30-9pm


  • Margruite Krahn, visual artist and author
  • Paul Bergman, local folk singer/songwriter
  • Karen Martens, Judith Rempel Smucker, and Elsie Rempel, Mennonite bakers


Gallery Shop
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Blvd
Winnipeg, MB 

Learn more about Margruite Krahn by visiting herdsmanhouse.com.

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Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media & Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery



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