Thursday, May 17, 2012

Witnesses in our worship: Durham Civil Rights Heritage Project

St. Luke’s has the honor of hosting a set of eleven banners celebrating the history of the civil rights movement in Durham.  This traveling exhibit makes use of photos and texts displayed upon fabric, including quotes from eyewitnesses in Durham. The banners and artistic metal frames are placed between the Stations of the Cross, complementing the journey of Christ as he faced a world hostile to his message of God’s liberating love. They look stunning in our space and add to the visual arts of our worship. This is certainly in keeping with our parish theme –"the art of living your faith." The exhibit will be with us until the end of June when it will continue its journey to other civic and religious locations throughout Durham. The coordinators of the exhibit are actually looking for its next destination, so if you know of a potential site, be in touch. 
We welcome the Durham community to come and visit this exhibit while it is at St. Luke's. There is usually someone in the office to open the door Monday-Friday, between 9 and 2 p.m. Of course, the church is open on Sunday mornings and often at other times as well. Contact the church office for more information or to schedule a visit.  

The unique metal frames were created by local
artists specifically for this project.
For more background about this project which has been a collaboration between the Durham County Library and several other local organizations, vist: 
Overview of the exhibit and guest book. Please
come visit and sign in.

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