Art of the Passion
In commemoration of Holy Week, Art of the Passion provides a way for visitors to reflect more deeply on the passion of God revealed in Christ. This unique exhibit brings together the work of several different artists and is hosted by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Frankfort, IN).
The Stations of the Cross was originally developed for those who made pilgrimage to the Holy Land to retrace the steps of Jesus. Particular places in the Holy Land were marked for prayer and meditation on a particular moment of Christ’s passion. This idea was eventually brought to Europe, where monastic communities created a series of images or objects as a way for those who could not travel to the Holy Land to experience walking through the story of Christ’s passion.
Art of the Passion continues in this tradition by inviting a variety of artists to express their own creative interpretations of these stations and bringing those pieces together to form a meditative gallery walk that tells the story of Christ’s journey to the cross.
New artwork is displayed each year and the exhibit is open to the public during the week preceding Easter. Visitors are provided the choice of a written devotional guide (provided in English and Spanish) or an audio recording of the readings and reflections.
The 2013 Art of the Passion will be open March 24th – 30th (exhibit hours listed below) and will feature the following artists:
Linda Witte Henke Mixed Media
Wayne Shedler Leather Work
Ed Selvidge Painting
Stephanie Robertson Fabric
Mirvia Rivera-Eckert Acrylic Painting
Ann Lahr Wood Fired Ceramic
Barbara Kinsler Block Print
Elias Garza Mixed Media/Block Printing
Lauren Ehrman Block Print
Daniel Driggs Acrylic Painting
Bill Dahman Sculpture
Ann Dahman Color Etching on Granite
Dwayne Daehler Photography
You can read more about these artists and follow the event on the Art of the Passion Facebook page!
It is St. Paul’s prayer that the creative expression of these artists will allow you to enter into the experience of Holy Week in a new way and rediscover in greater depth God’s passionate love for you.
The exhibit will be on display at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Frankfort, Indiana from March 24th through March 30th, 2013 during the following hours:
Sunday 12p – 4p
Mon-Thurs 10a – 2p, 3p – 8p
Good Friday 10a -8p
Holy Saturday 12p -6p