Thursday, March 5, 2009

Inspirational Art Display

Recently my husband, one of our daughters and I were able to visit a very uplifting and inspirational art display that's been touring the country. One evening we were treated to some wonderful inspirational music by the pianist and two vocalists who performed some hymns and spoke of their personal experiences with this project. Apparently this art display began as an ad for an Easter Pageant in Arizona. Another evening we were able to meet the photographer. He shared a brief history of how he felt led by the Lord to be prepared to make this all come to pass. He began college as a political science major--with Russian somewhere thrown in the mix. One day he just stood up in class and left. Felt he wanted to learn how to be a professional photographer. Went to school. Did some fashion photography. Still wasn't satisfied with that career. And one day an Easter Pageant needed some ads done and he felt inspired to proceed along that course. His life changed by degrees through those experiences.

We also saw a video showing some of what took place as he took photos of individuals representing some of the important episodes of the Savior's life. Music had been prepared to accompany the display. It was a great experience. It made me feel a new awe and gratitude for who Jesus Christ is and how central to God's plan His mission was and is. It was a wonderful experience for each of us.

Here's a link if you'd like to check it out and get to see some of Mark Mabry's work. The music is available for you to listen to, if you're interested. A video is included on the site showing how he was able to get some of the shots included in the display.

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