Two months ago, I blogged on Stations of the King’s Cross, reproductions of paper cuttings depicting the Via Dolorosa for London train travelers. The artist has been in touch and sends this word:
On Saturday 26th May an exhibition of the original artworks will open at St Mary’s, Eversholt Street (near King’s Cross Station.) Rather neatly, this is the eve of Pentecost, which marks the end of the Easter Season. The exhibition will open with an evening prayer at 7pm, followed by refreshments, and an opportunity to view the artworks accompanied by live piano music. The well known Catholic poet Sarah de Nordwall (one of the Catholic Voices) will be performing some poetry, and free booklets will be available for people to take as they please. Everyone is welcome to the event.
The paper-cuts have been professionally framed and will be sold by silent auction: bids can be submitted at St. Mary’s, or online at www.stationsofthekingscross.com. Details of the leading bids will be updated every day throughout the exhibition.
All proceeds will be donated to the following charities:
- Mary’s Meals (who provide one daily meal in a place of education to attract chronically poor children into a classroom where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.)
- St Vincent de Paul Society (who tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need.)
- The Bard School (an open community supporting faith-based artists.)
The exhibition will be open 9am – 8pm daily up to and including Monday 4th June.
Booklets illustrating the papercuts were available on the Circle Line and can also be acquired for free from the artist’s web site. A sample:
Some audio from Britain featuring an interview with the hosting pastor, Fr John Caster: Stations of King’s Cross-bbc-radio