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Resurfacing: Mennonite Floor Patterns Artist Q & A and Exhibit Opening


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Diefenbaker Canada Centre

101 Diefenbaker Place

Saskatoon, SK

Directions: Paid meter parking on site.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Join artist Margruite Krahn at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) for the opening of her exhibit Resurfacing: Mennonite Floor Patterns, including artist talk and Q & A.

Since 2001, Margruite Krahn has been unearthing historical floor patterns in Mennonite housebarns, documenting historical patterns from villages all over southern Manitoba. Her research has taken from Manitoba to Mexico to the Netherlands and back, discovering more about the patterns, the people who created them, and what they can tell us about Mennonite life around the turn of the twentieth century. Resurfacing: Mennonite Floor Patterns unearths this history, highlighting Margruite’s research, as well as her original artwork, which replicates these historical patterns for new audiences today. Her most recent addition to this exhibit highlights the relationship between Mennonite women in Neubergthal, MB and women of the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation.



Diefenbaker Canada Centre

The Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker dreamed of a united Canada, one that would find strength through diversity. The DCC’s mandate is to build on this legacy by celebrating citizenship, leadership, human rights, and Canada’s role in the international community. The DCC offers a distinctively Canadian cultural experience. In addition to preserving and interpreting the core collection of personal artifacts bequeathed by Mr. Diefenbaker to the University of Saskatchewan, the DCC proudly hosts exhibits that interpret the Canadian experience, with a particular emphasis on the culture and heritage of the nation’s many peoples.