Apr 3, 2010

"In Light of the Empty Tomb" Exhibit

This exhibit idea was birthed out of the reality that we’d not be offering a Lenten Sacred Space this year. I posed this question to the artists of the monthly artists’ gathering, the studio, “In light of the empty tomb, how would you express your spiritual journey using your artistic abilities?” The art represented on the walls of the Gallery @ Common Grounds are these heartfelt expressions.

It’s somewhat easy to talk about our faith journey with others. But have you ever sat down and thought about what it looks like, visually? Consider where you are right this moment, what color would be associated with your faith journey? What shape would it resemble? Would it be two-dimensional or three dimensional? It’s intriguing to think of our spiritual journey with Jesus in this way, isn’t it? I find this to be a good prayer practice, especially if you consider yourself a “visual” person. I’d like to encourage you to reflect on this idea and maybe even ask God to show you a visual rendition of your relationship with Him. It can be a very powerful and moving experience.

Grace & peace ~

deAnn Roe

John 20:1
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.

"In the  Light of the Empty Tomb" will be on display through April 25 in the Gallery @ Common Grounds at Living Word Community Church's coffee bar. There you can find a copy of the gallery companion booklet, The Heart Behind the Art which shares the stories of the artists' and the inspiration of their artwork that is on display. On Monday, April 5, the gallery booklet will be available to read online. Check back to this blog!

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