United Lutheran Seminary, 7301 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy will host a wine and cheese reception in the Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, for the exhibit “Stations of the Cross: Refugee Journeys,” by ULS artist-in-residence Mary Button. Artwork from Button’s previous Stations of the Cross projects will be on display, and there will be opportunities to send messages of support to migrants in detention in the United States.The exhibit will hang through the Easter season, closing on Pentecost Sunday, May 31. The public is invited to view the exhibit during worship, Tuesdays 6 to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by appointment.The series explores human migration all over the world. Each of the fourteen stations explores the movement of people from one place to another.The series begins in North America exploring the history of forced migration in the United States, the relocation of indigenous people in Louisiana today, the movement of migrant farmworkers and the incarceration of migrants and their children in detention centers. Other stations document the movement of North African and Syrian refugees across the Mediterranean Sea as they journey toward Europe; Rohingya refugees escaping genocide in Myanmar; Venezuelans fleeing governmental chaos; and Ukrainians escaping the war in the Donbass region. Embedded in the images of each station are maps documenting the various migrations. Praying the stations is a voyage across the world twice over in images. Surrounding each station is a border which depicts the movement of Jesus toward the cross. Go to www.marybutton.com to learn more and order prints
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