Remembering Liz Wenger

Published: July 27, 2022

AMBS honors the life of Elizabeth (Liz) Wenger, who died July 9, 2022. Liz was a Goshen-based Mennonite artist who focused on needlepoint, with a distinctive style influenced by modern art as well as the Mennonite quilting tradition.

Gallery of Liz Wenger original art
Part of AMBS’s collection of Liz Wenger’s artwork (Credit: Ed Kauffman)

Since 1984, AMBS has been honored to be the primary host of her work, with more than 30 framed pieces of needlepoint and many line drawing studies, including Triumphal Entry (1979), Woman Behold Your Son (1982), The Annunciation: Song of Songs (1988), Mosaic Grace (1982), Peaceable Kingdom (1985) and God So Loved the World (1987). Liz’s colorful figurative abstractions are displayed throughout the AMBS campus, inviting viewers to engage with biblical stories and theological themes through images and textures that transcend the limits of words.

Liz’s memorial service will be held Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana. Her obituary is available online.

—Beverly Lapp, EdD, Vice President and Academic Dean

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