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Good Friday art exhibit in Highland Park

Written by Ann Rodgers on .

For the eighth year Open Door Church in Highland Park is offering an art exhibition on the Stations of the Cross.

"By His Wounds" "responds to the harsh realities of suffering with an eye toward hope, healing and redemption," said a press release from the church. Although the Stations of the Cross are typically associated with Catholic churches, Open Door Church belongs to the Presbyterian Church (USA). It was founded as a offshoot of Bellefield Presbyterian Church in Oakland, and is based at the Union Project, a former Baptist Church at the intersection of Stanton and Negley Avenues.

The exhibition features 14 works of art, including paintings, sculptures and photography. It is a stop on the Unblurred gallery tour sponsored by the Penn Arts Initiative.

"We asked our artists to reflect on their own personal struggles and pains and to make connections to what Jesus experienced on the cross," said Bernie Wilke, co-curator of the exhibit.

"And out of that, to create artwork that reveals a sense of the transformation that suffering can produce in our lives."

The exhibit will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday April 6, 2012.

The church is at 801 N. Negley Ave. For more information contact Bernie Wilke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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