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Living art

Members of First Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs, Colo., are in their ninth year of presenting the Gallery of Living Art. In this "gift of sight and sound," the message of the Passion and resurrection of Christ is told through music, Scripture and visual art. Parishioners re-enact still life reproductions of famous art such as Komaromi-Kacz's Christ and the Little Children, Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper and Michelangelo's Pieta, portrayed by Ben Bobier and Jennifer Bauer.

Actors, all members of First, are posed against backgrounds painted to life-size proportion by artists in the congregation. This is an intergenerational event — members as young as 4 and entire families participate. One of the challenges is getting the children to stand perfectly still for several minutes, says Chris Christensen, stage director.

The production is April 4, 5 and 6 in the church sanctuary.


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