RED BANK, NJ - Red Bank Community Church today announced the opening of an art exhibit entitled “The Stations of the Cross” on Saturday, March 31 at 3:00 PM. Everyone is invited to attend this free event. The exhibit will present works from artists across the country based on the Scriptural Stations of the Cross introduced by Pope John Paul II in 1991.
The exhibit will also provide the setting for a meditation service on Good Friday, April 5, from 6-8PM.
The Stations of the Cross have been a traditional theme of Christian art for centuries. Of the traditional stations, however, only eight have a clear scriptural foundation. Since 1991, the scriptural stations offer a form of the traditional devotion that is more closely aligned with the gospel accounts.
“Artists have a wonderful ability to communicate meaning, significance and personal emotion,” said Rev. Gerda Liebmann, who both curated the exhibit and created a piece for it. “By bringing together work by a very special group of artists for this exhibit, we are offering people a unique opportunity to connect with the sufferings of Christ in a way they may never have before.”
Additional exhibit viewing hours are being offered free to the general public during the entire month of April on Wednesdays 6-7 PM and on Sundays 12-1 PM.
Red Bank Community Church holds two major art exhibits every year. These exhibits attract the participation of leading artists from the local area, from across the U.S. and overseas.
The church and gallery are located in a commercial space at 135 Monmouth Street, 2nd floor, in Red Bank, NJ.