Kathrin Burleson Book Signing in Eureka

Kathrin Burleson Book Signing in Eureka

by Elizabeth Harper-Lawson, member, Christ Church, Eureka 

Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka is hosting a reading and book signing of The Soul’s Journey: An Artist’s Approach to the Stations of the Cross, written by and illustrated by Trinidad artist, Kathrin Burleson. It will take place on Sunday, March 1st at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Merciful Savior, located behind Christ Church, Eureka. A reception will follow and books will be available for purchase.

What: Book Signing by Kathrin Burleson
When: Sunday, March 1st; 2:00 p.m.
Where: Chapel of Our Merciful Savior (behind Christ Church, Eureka)
15th and G Streets
Eureka, CA 95502
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For the reading, the author will be joined by Sr. Teresa Martin, Superior of the Community of the Transfiguration, one of the contributing guest writers of the book. The original paintings of the Way of the Cross are on permanent display in the Chapel.

The Soul’s Journey was recently published by Forward Movement and offers a new look at an ancient Christian tradition with a metaphoric interpretation of the Stations of the Cross. Along with reproductions of paintings of each station, Kathrin shares reflections of her creative process and spiritual journey.

A blend of art, meditation and tradition, this book explores new territory in the Christian approach to the last days of Christ. Readers familiar with the tradition of the Stations will find a fresh look and deeper insights. One needn’t be a practicing Christian to find beauty and meaning in the archetypal interpretations of this universal story of suffering and redemption. Its universal message and poetic interpretation will appeal to Christians and non-Christians alike.

Each station also offers devotions by innovative Christian thinkers, including the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jeffers Schori, Bishop Barry Beisner, and Fr. Alberto Cutie of Miami, Florida, author of Dilemma: A Priest’s Struggle with Faith and Love. Each of the six guest writers brings a unique vision to the experience of the last days of Christ. A major contributor, Franciscan Friar Leo Joseph, draws the reader into the poignancy of the drama with his powerful personal reflections of the religious life and mortality.

Kathrin Burleson has explored the spiritual life in color and form for most of her life.  Whether painting people, animals, or liturgical themes, her work explores the interconnectedness of all of creation. This book combines her traditional grounding in the Christian faith with mystical interpretations of Biblical themes. The recipient of numerous awards, she has exhibited her work in museums, galleries and religious centers throughout the United States—including Grace Cathedral, San Francisco and the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, California. She is a founding member of Saints Martha and Mary Episcopal Mission in Trinidad, California, and is an associate of the Community of the Transfiguration, a religious community for women in The Episcopal Church. For additional information about Kathrin Burleson visit www.kathrinburleson.com

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