'Bearing Witness: Stations of the Cross' Exhibition now Open
The Arts & Faith Ministry is pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition of Margaret (Peggy) Adams Parker’s original woodcut prints, “Stations of the Cross.” On view throughout Lent, from Wednesday, February 22, through Thursday, April 6, the 14 “Stations” will hang in the Parish Hall. A more comprehensive online presentation complementing the exhibition can be used to view and pray the “Stations” in the convenience of one’s home.
A sculptor and printmaker with an extensive exhibition record and numerous commissions, Parker is a senior lecturer at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va. Her “Stations” woodcuts are one of three series she has completed. Her painted “Stations” reside at University Chapel at Duke University for which they were purchased in 2022.
Artist Talk: A talk by the artist, “Bearing Witness—Seeing as a Holy Act,” is planned for Sunday, February 26, at 4:00 PM. Parker will “discuss ways that seeing can be a holy act, a means of bearing witness by holding in our hearts both beauty and suffering.”
Stations Service: Parishioners and invited guests are encouraged to walk and pray the “Stations,” individually or in a group, throughout Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22. To facilitate this activity, exhibition-goers are encouraged to use a print copy of selections of text and prayers available in the gallery space. Viewers also are encouraged to obtain a copy of Praying the Stations of the Cross: Finding Hope in a Weary Land, published by Parker and her co-author, systematic theologian Kate Sonderegger. Organized Station by Station, the excellent contemporary service combines images of Parker’s woodcuts with Scripture, chant, and prayers. Parker’s and Sonderegger’s book is available from Bookshop and other booksellers.
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