Maurean Fellger’s brother, Ivan Amman (pictured), is one of many creative people from the wider community who support Zion’s Harvest of Hands in our work to feed the hungry in our own community and around the world.
Ivan is a retired ELCA pastor who served parishes in Nebraska and Colorado after returning from thirteen years in the New Guinea mission field. He now resides in Faribault, MN, with his wife, Lois. Since his retirement, he has become an expert in the art of intarsia, an ancient art form used extensively in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Intarsia is a woodworking technique in which woods of different species and colors are cut, shaped, and fitted together to form a picture. Depth is achieved through the shaping, the color, and the natural grain of the wood. There are pieces of Ivan’s intarsia in many states and countries of the world.
A few years ago Ivan gave a presentation to the Zionaires seniors group, explaining the technique and showing examples of his work. Two of his works of art have been part of the Harvest of Hands Silent Auction in the past. He is working on another piece of his intarsia, as well as several small wood items, for this year’s Harvest of Hands Fall Festival.
The 35th annual Harvest of Hands fall festival will be held at Zion on Saturday, November 2.