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Original watercolours donated to Grebel

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"[Peter Goetz] was part of a very significant and accomplished, but largely unheralded, group of artists to emerge among the Mennonite refugees who fled the Soviet Union in the 1920s," comments Henry Paetkau, president of Conrad Grebel. "We are thrilled to add his paintings depicting Mennonite life in Waterloo County to the college's growing art collection."

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									                                                                                                               Canadian Mennonite February 22, 2010                          27

                                                                                                                                                ConRAD gReBel ColleCtion

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Original watercolours
donated to Grebel
By Karl Juhlke
Conrad grebel university College Release
WAteRloo, ont.
                                                                                                                              Sunday Morning by Peter Goetz.

T    he children of Peter Goetz, a well-
     known artist from Waterloo who
died in 2007, donated 16 watercolours
                                                                   Paetkau, president of Conrad Grebel. “We
                                                                   are thrilled to add his paintings depicting includes works by fellow Mennonite paint-
                                                                   Mennonite life in Waterloo County to the er Woldemar Neufeld and five other local
depicting Mennonite life in the Waterloo                           college’s growing art collection.”          artists. l
area to Conrad Grebel University College                              “As works of art, Goetz’s paintings de-
last fall.                                                         light us, and they give us new eyes to see
   The paintings, which range in content
from landscapes and buildings to Old
                                                                   the world around us,” observes Hildi Froese
                                                                   Tiessen, co-editor of several volumes of                   Educational
Order Mennonites, capture a glimpse of
what the artist saw as the serenity and
                                                                   work concerning Waterloo County art.
                                                                      Goetz honed his skills as an artist by                  leader left
                                                                                                                              legacy both
sense of community in the region.                                  taking courses at the Doon School of Fine
   “Peter Goetz was part of a very signifi-                        Arts, where he studied under Fred Varley,
cant and accomplished, but largely un-                             a member of the Group of Seven.
heralded, group of artists to emerge among
the Mennonite refugees who fled the Soviet
                                                                      In 1986, Goetz’s work was featured
                                                                   in Waterloo County Landscapes 1930–
                                                                                                                              at home and
Union in the 1920s,” comments Henry                                1960: A Sense of Place, a volume that also
                                                                                                                              abroad
                                                                                                                              By Jonathan Dyck
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