We are pleased to share the art from the 2012 “Visions of Holy Week” exhibit. Today’s art is by four artists and represents their visions of Palm Sunday.

“Palm Sunday” by Linda Seeber

They brought the donkey and placed their cloaks on him for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  Matthew 25:7-8

Palm Sunday by Linda Seeber copyright 2012

My painting is from a vision that my husband had when I mentioned that the paintings were about Holy week: Jesus from atop the donkey, views the love of the people through all the palms that are laid before him.

“So, Jesus, You Want Me to Take You Where?!” by Mary L Keller

See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey…Matthew 21:5

"So, Jesus, You Want Me to Take You Where?!" by Mary L Keller
copyright 2012

I approached the theme with a sense of humor. It dawned on me that the donkey’s perspective might be, “so, Jesus, you want me to take you where?!”

“The Writing on the Wall” by Suzanne Finan

Jesus sent two disciples saying to them, ‘Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there…Matthew 21:3

"The Writing on the Wall #1" by Suzanne Finan
copyright 2012

"The Writing on the Wall #2" by Suzanne Finan
copyright 2012

These photos, taken from the region near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, are manipulated by graffiti and paint.  They represent Jesus entering the city on donkey. I named this series of images The Writing on the Wall.  Can you imagine if people only knew how the world was about to change? How can we prepare during this time of Lent for His coming again?

“Palm Sunday” by Shawn Rees

 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” Matthew 25:10-11

"Palm Sunday" by Shawn Rees copyright 2012

"Palm Sunday" by Shawn Rees copyright 2012

The enthusiastic crowd gathers in Jerusalem in wild support of Jesus only to sell him down-river in the near future…