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Artist Reception – Friday, March 28, 2014
STATIONS of the CROSS
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Participate in a Devotional “Stations of the Cross” Service
7:00 pm to 9 :00 pm Artist Reception
The Church as a Patron of the Arts is being reinvigorated through the Visual Arts
Program at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, Brooklyn, NY curated by
During the Lent and Easter Season, there will be a special installation by Audrey
Frank Anastasi, a Brooklyn-based artist, entitled “Stations of the Cross.”
Historically, the Stations of the Cross refer to artistic representations of the Via
Dolorosa, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion.
It has its origin in the 1200’s when people made pilgrimages to Jerusalem to see
with their own eyes the holy places and especially “the Way” – the Via.
As most people could not travel to Jerusalem, the churches commissioned artists
to create images to represent the Stations and hung them in sequence in the
nave. And thus, this journey became part of art history.
When Audrey Anastasi started painting this series of “The Stations of the Cross”
series, she had a deep sense of the gravity of the subject – the saddest journey
to sacrifice and redemption. Whether one believes in a literal or symbolic
interpretation, this is a moving and inspiring story of profound dignity in the face
of injustice, and horrific cruelty. She did not want to paint a detached illustration
of the events, but rather a suite of images that would touch deep emotions.
Anders Knutsson, the curator of this exhibit, finds the experience especially
fascinating and moving that. “In this so secular age, to experience religious
passion is both rare and very personal. So to genuinely express the Passion is, if
you don’t want to repeat the past, rare indeed.
You are invited to experience this work in the context of the sacred space. During
Lent 2014, there is a devotion on the Stations of the Cross every Friday evening, 6
pm to 7 pm.
On Friday, March 28, the artist reception will be held 7 pm to 9 pm.
Other Current Spirituality and Arts opportunities
Company Class (for pre-professional dancers) with Artists-in-Resdence, Gallim Dance
Neighborhood Dance (for any ability level) with Caroline Fermin of Gallim Dance
Afro-Caribbean Community Dance
Saturdays 1:15pm-2:30pm (Free and open to the public)
Sunday Mornings 9:15-10:45. The Choir sings the 11am Mass