Did you know you can paint on a wall without leaving a trace of the painting when you’re done?
I have been given a unique opportunity to demonstrate this fact. Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton, MN invited me to be a guest artist at their Congregation-Wide event on January 20 (one of their pastors saw my Stations of the Cross presentation). They had Paul Oman as the artist for the past two years. He created some stunning paintings live during the worship service. Honestly, I was intimidated when I learned that I would be following Paul. He’s awesome.
I got together with their staff and we started brainstorming. The main text is the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37. We decided to experiment with an idea I’ve always wanted to try but have never had the opportunity or the technology. I love working with people who are willing to take risks, and this staff is.
Here’s what we’re going to do. I will create a piece of art on my iPad in ProCreate during the meeting. The congregation will be gathered around tables in the gym, doing two things. First, they will discuss questions about the parable that connect the characters to our own context. Second, each table will create a panel that will later be combined to form a collaborative art piece.
While they come up with ideas, runners will come up to me to help me add elements to the piece that I am drawing on the iPad. The cool part of this is that what I’m drawing will be projected on the gym wall and be about forty feet wide! People will be able to watch my art come to life during the course of the event. We tested it last night and it is really cool. That’s how you can paint a mural without leaving a trace!
I won’t tell you how it ends, but it is going to be pretty cool…we hope.
Pray with me that this event is well received and that the technology functions as it should.