Starting Tuesday, April 6
Stop by St. David’s and stroll to the corner of San Jacinto and 7th Street to see the temporary mural! Share photos/videos and tag on social media #stationsofthewilderness
Please wear your mask and stay socially-distanced from those who are not part of your household.
On Saturday, March 27, St. David’s Episcopal Church staff and parishioners will held the final painting session for a 70-foot mural. Located on the retaining wall below the oldest building in downtown Austin, the wilderness-themed mural is temporary and will be painted over in late April.
“Living through a pandemic is a little like living in the wilderness. We might feel alone, but like the scenes we’re painting, we’re really not. Our hope is that people will see this mural and, whatever wilderness they’re experiencing, know we’re here, St. David’s is here; and God will see us through this wilderness,” the Rev. Dr. Chuck Treadwell, rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church, said of the mural.
This Saturday’s session, from noon to 3 p.m., is the last scheduled group painting. Jenny Campbell, mural artist and director of youth ministry at St. David’s, will do the final touches before parishioners begin visiting the completed mural on April 6. The community is invited to experience the “Stations of the Wilderness” mural before it is painted over at the end of April.
“After more than a year apart filled with virtual meetings, people have been eager to share a physical space and create something tangible. This mural is a concrete way to bless the St. David’s campus and connect parishioners to one another, the church building, and the downtown community,” said Campbell.