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St. Peter’s Church Beverly will host an interactive, 2,000-square-foot art experience

Posted by Justin Rice  March 15, 2012 10:40 AM

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Photo courtesy of St. Peter's Church Beverly

Gay Cox sits in front of her interactive 2,000 square foot art experience “The Way of Salvation,” which will be on display at St. Peter's Church Beverly starting March 18.

The sanctuary of St. Peter’s Church Beverly (4 Ocean St.) will host an interactive, 2,000-square-foot art experience from Sunday to March 30.

The exhibit invites attendees not to simply look at paintings, but to walk through them to discover their “way of salvation.”  Called “The Way of Salvation”, the exhibit, was created by artist Gay Cox of Amesbury.

The art is an invitation to walk into faith as the church approaches Easter, according to a press release for the exhibit.

The paintings -- many of them larger than life and a variety of touchable “artifacts” -- are frankly Christian," according to Cox who is an ordained Episcopal Deacon and serves at St. Peter’s.

“But the goal of ‘The Way of Salvation’ is not about preaching to the converted, or even trying to convert those who don’t believe,” Cox said in the press release. “Instead, the paintings and the structure of the exhibit are intended to encourage self-examination as part of a quest for meaning and faith.”

The interactive exhibit of paintings, banners and related objects or “artifacts”, creates a series of spaces, Cox said.

“Escaping” from this room, brings the viewer into a series of 14 paintings, the traditional Stations of the Cross, showing the suffering, death, and burial of Jesus of Nazareth," she said.


The Way of Salvation will also be on view at the following times:

Friday March 23 7:00AM – 12 NOON

Saturday March 24 9:00AM – 1:30PM

Friday March 30 5:00 – 8:00PM

All materials necessary to make the Heavenly Faces will be available at these times and there will be plenty of help on hand.

For more information call the church at (978) 922-3438.


Justin A. Rice can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com.

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