Soloway creates art for Christmas card

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 10 years ago on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 6:01 PM
Artwork created by Lynn Soloway depicting Mary and the Christ Child was sent as a Christmas card to thousands of LCMS members worldwide.

Professor Lynn Soloway, faculty member in the department of art at Concordia, was commissioned by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod communications office and KFUO Radio in St. Louis to create the artwork for their annual Christmas greeting card. 

The artwork depicts Mary and the Baby Jesus. The image was created with dry pastels, acrylic paint, bronzing powders, colored pencils and Japanese papers on archival Stonehenge heavyweight paper. The border designs are a combination of hand-drawn/painted patterns and stamped patterns using antique, wood, textile printing blocks mostly from India and Indonesia Soloway has collected for many years.

"This is a technique of mixing mediums that I employ in the majority of my work," explained Soloway. "It was indeed a great blessing and honor to create this image for the LCMS Christmas card. The joy of Christmas filled my studio as I worked on this image of God's love! The spirit of Christmas is truly about the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace."

The full-color greeting card was sent to thousands of LCMS members throughout the world.