Introducing Two New Featured Artists

St. Paul’s is proud to welcome two new artists to be featured in this year’s Art of the Passion.

Mary Beth Button is well-known for her series of the Stations of the Cross addressing mental illness and other social issues, which have been featured in Christian Century magazine. She is a graduate of Tisch School of arts at NYU and is currently pursuing a Master of Theological Studies at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Cynthia Young has worked in the creative arts for over 30 years and presently serves as the Executive Director of the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center. As an artist who works across a variety of media, she enjoys participating in projects that “allow her to expand her creativity and innovation.”

Art of the Passion is a unique art exhibit that commemorates Christ’s passion & resurrection by bringing together the creative work of several artists into a single, meditative gallery walk. For more information about this year’s exhibit, see below.


 

This year, Art of the Passion will feature two sets of the stations.  Leading up to Good Friday, Stations of the Cross invites visitors to a deeper experience of story of Christ’s journey to the cross.  Then on Easter Sunday, Stations of the Light picks up the story with the Resurrection, and guides visitors along the disciples’ journey with Jesus to Pentecost.

The exhibit is hosted by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Frankfort, Indiana

Stations of the Cross

March 21 – April 3

Sundays: 12 pm – 3 pm

Monday – Friday: 4pm – 8 pm

Saturday: 10am – 4 pm

Stations of the Light

April 5 – April 18

Sundays: 12 pm – 3 pm

Monday – Friday: 4pm – 8 pm

Saturday: 10am – 4 pm

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Expanded ‘Art of the Passion’ returns

Press Release: Art of the Passion
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Twenty-four Artists Featured in Art of the Passion Art Exhibit

Twenty-four award winning and notable artists will be featured in a four week religious art exhibit commemorating Holy Week and Easter through a collaborative depiction of the Stations of the Cross and the Stations of the Light.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Frankfort, Indiana, is host to the reflective and meditative gallery-walk March 22-April 18, 2015.

A juried exhibit, Art of the Passion commemorates Christ’s passion and resurrection.

The 2015 exhibit brings together the creative work of a variety of artists into a meditative gallery walk.
The exhibit features two sets of stations.

Leading up to Good Friday, Stations of the Cross invites visitors to a deeper experience of the story of Christ’s journey to the cross.

Then, on Easter Sunday, Stations of the Light will open and continue the story with the Resurrection, as it guides visitors along the disciples’ walk with Jesus to Pentecost.

Twenty four artists have been chosen to interpret an assigned station within their own interpretation and style. The result is a dynamic and contemplative experience for the visitor and artist alike.

Featured Artists for 2015

Stations of the Cross
March 22-April 3

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 4-8
Saturday: 10-4
Sunday: 12-3

Ann Dahman: Logansport, IN
Teresa Martin: Julian, PA
Brenda Buckingham Ehrmann: Frankfort, IN
He Qi: Minneapolis, MN
Barb Kinsler: Frankfort, IN
Von Biggs: Indianapolis, IN
Thea Wilder: Frankfort, IN
Kerry Jackson: Indianapolis, IN
Bridgid Manning Hamilton: Lafayette, IN
Daniel Driggs: Frankfort, IN
Ann Lahr: Corvalis, OR
Ed Selvidge: Camden, IN
Mirvia Eckert: Indianapolis, IN
Susan Fox: Pittsboro, IN

Stations of the Light
April 5-April 18
Monday-Friday: 4-8
Saturday: 10-4
Sunday: 12-3

Beth Crawford: Denver, CO
Elias Garza: Frankfort, IN
Trish Williams: Peoria, IL
Daniel Driggs: Frankfort, IN
Stephanie Robertson: Indianapolis, IN
Brenda Buckingham Ehrmann, Frankfort, IN
Laura Fox-Wallis: Rock Hill, SC
Dwayne Daehler: Lafayette, IN
Cheryl Kaldahl: Lafayette, IN
Wayne Schedler: Lexington, KY
Marge Burkholder: Plymouth, IN
Von Biggs: Indianapolis, IN
Moises Garcia: North Manchester, IN
He Qi: Minneapolis, MN

VENUE
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
2029 S State Road 39
Frankfort, IN 46041

CONTACT INFORMATION

Pastor Joshua Burkholder
pastor@stpauls39.org
765.654.5933

Carol Rodibaugh
carolrodibaugh@yahoo.com
765.586.5172

Group Tours: Mondays – Fridays available, by appointment only
Contact:
Marshall Smith
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765.659.1615

2015 Art of the Passion: Featured Artists

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is proud to announce the featured artists for the 2015 Art of the Passion exhibit.

Commemorating Christ’s passion & resurrection, 2015 Art of the Passion brings together the creative work of a variety of artists into a meditative gallery walk. This year, the exhibit will feature two sets of the stations.  Leading up to Good Friday, Stations of the Cross invites visitors to a deeper experience of story of Christ’s journey to the cross.  Then on Easter Sunday, Stations of the Light picks up the story with the Resurrection, and guides visitors along the disciples’ journey with Jesus to Pentecost.

In 2015, Art of the Passion will feature 25 artists working across a range of media, creating a two part exhibit of the Stations of the Cross and Stations of the Light.

Stations of the Cross

March 21 – April 3

Von Biggs                                   Indianapolis, IN

Brenda Buckinghma-Ehrmann          Frankfort, IN

Ann Dahmen                                 Logansport, IN

Daniel Driggs                                Frankfort, IN

Mirvia Eckert                                Indianapolis, IN

Susan Fox                                    Pittsboro, IN

He Qi                                          Minneapolis, MN

Kerry Jackson                               Indianapolis, IN

Barbara Kinsler                             Frankfort, IN

Ann Lahr                                      Corvalis, Oregon

Brigid Manning-Hamilton                 Lafayette, IN

Teresa Martin                                Julian, PA

Ed Selvidge                                  Camden, IN

Thea Wilder                                  Frankfort, IN

 

Stations of the Light

April 5 – April 18

Von Biggs                                  Indianapolis, IN

Marge Burkholder                         Plymouth, IN

Beth Crawford                              Denver, CO

Dwayne Daehler                            Lafayette, IN

Daniel Driggs                              Frankfort, IN

Ehrmann                                    Frankfort, IN

Laura Fox-Wallis                          Rock Hill, SC

Moises Garcia                             North Manchester, IN

Elias Garza                                 Frankfort, IN

He Qi                                         Minneapolis, IN

Cheryl Kaldahl                             Lafayette, IN

Stephanie Robertson                     Indianapolis, IN

Wayne Shedler                            Lexington, KY

Trish Williams                             Peoria, IL

Specific times, group reservations, and other information about the exhibit will be forthcoming.  You can also stay up-to-date by following the Art of the Passion on Facebook or signing up for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church email updates.

You can also help spread the word!  Download a full page flyer or a church bulletin (opens in PDF format).

Art of the Passion: Call for Artists

St. Paul’s invites proposals from artists to be considered for a place as a featured artist in the 2015 Art of the Passion.

Art of the Passion seeks to invite the community into a deeper reflection of the cross through creative interpretations of the Stations of the Cross. In past years, the exhibit has brought together the work of 14 creative & talented artists in a single, meditative gallery focused on Christ’s Passion.

In 2015, the Art of the Passion will expand to include the Stations of Light – a second gallery highlighting the biblical scenes from after the Resurrection.

Artists interested in being featured in one (or both) of these galleries should submit a proposal of their work and preferred stations by September 30, 2014.

The exhibit seeks to include a variety of media and represent a diversity of faith perspectives.  All styles are mediums are welcome and creativity is encouraged.

Artists interested in submitting a proposal may apply online, make inquiries by emailing arts@stpauls39.org, or leave a message at (765) 654-5933.

The deadline for proposals is September 30, 2014.

The featured artists, as well as the dates that the exhibit will run, will be announced November 1, 2014.

Gallery Hours, January 12 – 18

The He Qi art display at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will be open to the public during the following day & hours:

Sunday, January 12:  The gallery will open following morning worship (which begins at 10:30 a.m.) and remain open through 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 14: The gallery will be open from 3 p.m. -6 p.m.

Friday, January 17: The gallery will open immediately following the presentation by artist He Qi (7:00 p.m./Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) and remain open during the following reception until 9 p.m.

A limited number of the newly published “Art of He Qi” and select posters of artwork will be available for purchase.

 If you have a small group that would like to visit the exhibit or would like to visit at another specific time, please contact the church at office@stpauls39.org.

 

He Qi Exhibit to open Sunday, January 12th

Due to inclement weather, the gallery featuring the art of He Qi was unable to open this past week.  Beginning this coming Sunday, the gallery will be open for public viewing on each week following Sunday morning worship until 2pm.  Additional days and hours to be determined.  Select posters and the recently published book, The Art of He Qi, will be available for purchase during gallery hours.

Meet the artist:  He Qi will also be speaking about his life and art at St. Paul’s on Friday, January 17, at 7pm.  Doors open at 6:30p.  Following the event, a light reception will be provided and the gallery will remain open to visitors until 9pm.

 

 

 

The Art of He Qi

42Baptism of Jesus

Baptism of Jesus (2005)
©He Qi

Artist to Speak on Jan. 17; Artwork on Display from Jan. 6 to March 2

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Frankfort, Ind., will be hosting the work of He Qi, a Chinese artist whose distinctive style blends traditional Chinese materials and methods with unique interpretations of classic Christian scenes. “

The artwork will be on display in the church’s gallery space at 2029 S. State Rd. 39, Frankfort, Ind., from Jan. 6 – March 2, and He Qi will be present at the same location to speak about his life and work on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at 7 p.m. A brief reception for the artist will be held immediately following his talk, both of which are free and open to the public.

Please contact St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at office@stpauls39.org or visit St. Paul’s facebook page for specific exhibit hours or more information about this event.

Coming of age during the Cultural Revolution in 1970s China, He Qi learned to paint by copying portraits of Chairman Mao. At that time, he also encountered a copy of Raphael’s “Madonna and Child” printed in a magazine. The image caught his attention, and he soon began copying it, as well, but did so in secret.

Such diversity of influences remains evident in his work. Dr. Richard Melheim, “It’s Chagall meets Matisse meets Picasso meets the East.”

Currently residing in Minnesota, He Qi studied at Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing Art Institute in China, and Hamburg Art Institute in Germany. He was the first person from mainland China to earn a Ph.D. in religious art after the Cultural Revolution, and currently serves as a guest professor at Drew University.

He’s artwork has been on display throughout Europe, Asia, and North America; it has also been featured in a variety of publications, including Christianity Today and The Washington Post.

The exhibit will be open to the public during gallery hours; admission is free, but donations to St. Paul’s Art of the Passion are welcome. Posters of He Qi’s work, along with his new artbook, will be available for purchase.

 

For more information, contact office@stpauls39.org

Art of the Passion

Art of the Passion logo

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
Cheryl Kaldahl
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
Marge Burkholder

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.

Exhibit Hours:

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

Creating Art in Advent

Advent is a time of watching & waiting – of preparation and devotion.  But more often than not, the days leading up to the Christmas holiday are quickly filled with tasks, errands, and obligations.  Expectations – both those placed on us by others and those we place on ourselves – replace moments of anticipation.  Written devotionals, while helpful for some, only fill our minds with more words and worries.  What we desire – what we need – is a call to quietude and permission to enter Advent with imagination, creativity, and wonder.

What if creating art could be a way to enter Advent?  This weekly challenge is a way to allow yourself the space to create, share & inspire.  Each week in Advent, you are invited to create space for yourself to enter Advent by creating art.  Here’s how:

1. Log into Facebook and look up the theme for each week in Advent on the Art of the Passion fanpage.  The current post is a bit late, but future posts will be up on the preceding Saturday.

2. Watch for a word or phrase, image or experience that speaks to you about a weekly theme on Advent.  If you go attend a church, you may have heard or seen something.  Maybe you use a devotional or peruse the appointed Scripture.  Maybe it comes from somewhere else.  Don’t be overwhelmed – choose something you already do, and watch for the Advent theme.

2. Starting from that focus point (or general idea)- sketch, draw, paint, sew, photograph, weave, or otherwise visually explore the theme.  Limit yourself to no more than one hour.  Of course, we won’t know you if you spend more than an hour, but don’t let it be a stressful experience – it’s OK to allow it to be incomplete if the time runs out.

3. Log back into Facebook and share your creative exploration on the Art of the Passion fanpage.  Don’t worry about it being incomplete or imperfect – the whole season of Advent is a kind of “work in progress.”

Our hope is that by participating, you will find a space for your own creativity to be drawn into preparation and devotion; and that we all will be encouraged in our own watching & waiting.

 

Artists of the Passion

The 2013 Art of the Passion exhibit will feature all new pieces by several talented artists working across an exciting range of media.  The featured artists will each depict one of the traditional Stations of the Cross, which will then be placed together with a final compilation piece as a meditative gallery walk.

The 2013 exhibit will include 8 new featured artists:

  • Linda Witte Hanke     (Indianapolis)
  • Wayne Shedler    (Lexington, KY)
  • Ed Selvidge    (Delphi)
  • Mirvia Sol Eckert    (Indianapolis)
  • Stephanie Robertson    (Indianapolis)
  • Lauren Ehrman    (Frankfort)
  • Bill Dahman    (Logansport)
  • Dwayne Daehler    (Lafayette)

Returning this year as featured artists are:

  • Ann Lahr    (Corvallis, OR)
  • Barbara Kinsler    (Frankfort)
  • Elias Garza    (Frankfort)
  • Daniel Driggs    (Frankfort)
  • Ann Dahman    (Logansport)
  • Marge Burkholder    (Plymouth)
  • Cheryl Kaldahl     (Lafayette)

The Art of the Passion exhibit will be open to the public during Holy Week, March 24th-March 30th, 2013.

Times, group reservations, and other information forthcoming.  You can also follow the Art of the Passion on Facebook.