Putting art on the walls
Concordia is the only place in the country that offers a major in ecclesiastical art, a discipline that involves training in both artistic craft and theology. Though she’s always been an artist, Freshman Grace Stange didn’t think it was the right career path for her, until she discovered the ecclesiastical art program at CUNE.
Grace chose ecclesiastical art as a major after attending a retreat. While praying in the chapel, Grace found herself distracted by the walls, designing in her head the art that she could create that would help facilitate people’s prayers. “At every church or chapel I went to, I would always find myself trying to improve it through art to pull people closer to God and help them focus on Him,” Grace says. “Making art for churches is my ultimate goal; how I get there is in God’s hands.”