VISUAL RESOURCES FOR LENT
My collection of free liturgical visual art resources for Year A Lent
Tree of Life
graphic that complements Marty Haugen's lovely Lenten hymn,
Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery (Evangelical Lutheran Worship #334). This hymn infuses the weekly scripture texts with mindfulness of the formation, reformation, and transformation made possible through our baptisms into Christ.
The collection includes editable design templates for a banner, a projection graphic, a bulletin cover, and social media posts, as well as an editable text document for a sample Gathering Rite. Congrega- tions are encouraged to localize the templates and documents for their context. Congregations are also encouraged to use the collection as a starting point for developing additional applications to meet their specific needs.
I'm honored that two of my works have been selected for inclusion in Reservoir, an exhibition scheduled for February 8 through April 3 at the Intersect Arts Center in Saint Louis, MO.
Curated by Sarah Bernhardt, this exhibition
of visual and performance-based artworks explores the dynamic of work and rest, using these words of Bernard of Clairvaux: "The man who is wise, therefore, will see his life as more like a reservoir than a canal. The canal simultaneously pours out what it receives; the reservoir retains the water till it is filled, then discharges the overflow without loss to itself." In the exhibition catalog, Bernhardt describes the exhibition as "a compendium of collective wisdom, struggle, reflection, suggestion, healing, and hope as all live out the precarious counterpoise of work and rest."
My included works are "Labor of Love," a three-dimensional sculpture that references the aesthetic of an ancient Japanese technique known as boro to image Creator God as laborer, and "Sabbath Rest: Sand, Sun, Sea," an oversized kimono form created from soil-erosion cloth stitch-woven with fibers of various materials, weights, textures, and finishes.
A BANNER YEAR
Would your faith community be blessed by incorporation of vibrant year-round liturgical art in worship? If so, I encourage you to consider enhancing your worship space with one of my three
liturgical banner collections
These beautiful and meaningful digital designs are available in three size options as custom-printed fabrics that congregational volunteers with basic sewing skills can easily finish into stunning banners. I am especially pleased to hear of the pride and satisfaction that these volunteers derive from collaborating in the creation of the banners.
If you are asking, "Does my faith community really have the gifts necessary to finish the fabrics into banners?" then I encourage you to review this RESOURCE.
Please check hours before planning a visit.
February 8 to April 3, 2020
The Intersect Arts Center
3636 Texas Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63118
GELS AND ARCHANGELS
Extended through mid-May 2020
The Wayne and Barbara Kroemer Library
Concordia Theological Seminary
6600 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN