Trinity Episcopal Church, the oldest parish in Asbury Park, is celebrating this Lenten season with the first annual visual artists’ exhibition of 14 Stations of the Cross. These dynamic works of art were created by New Jersey artists with varied backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences, including accomplished and award-winning artists such as painters Christina Sanes and Pat Hutchinson, woodworker Buren Gilpin, and sea glass sculptor Nicole Vincenti. Contemporary and traditional works in fiber and wire, painting, sculpture, mixed media and videography are featured.
“We are honored that these artists chose to share their beautiful and intriguing art with us and the community during Lent. In the Christian tradition, on the day Jesus died, he walked through the streets of Jerusalem. The Stations of the Cross honor this difficult and contemplative two-thousand-year-old journey. As we each are on our own life journey, we welcome the public and people of all faith traditions, or no tradition, to join us in viewing these artists’ works,” said Rev. Michael Way, the rector at Trinity.
Trinity Episcopal Church is open for docent-led tours to view the Trinity Stations of the Cross Art Exhibition on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Trinity also welcomes people of all faiths to join for a contemplative, 30-minute journey of prayer through the fourteen Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and on Sunday morning after services from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. The exhibit ends on April 14.
The Trinity Stations-of-the-Cross Art Exhibition takes place at Trinity Episcopal Church, 503 Asbury Ave., Asbury Park. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.
For more information on the Trinity Stations of the Cross Art Exhibition, email at email@example.com or call us at 732-775-3865.
Every year, the church shares more than 20,000 bags of food from its no-questions-asked Food Pantry, 10,000 hot lunches fromthe Saturday soup kitchen, and provide a free after-school Chorister’s School for nearly 40 local youth.
The Trinity Church building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in the Late Gothic Revival style with limestone and stained glass artistry, while retaining most of its original details.