Story Magazine - Fourth Quarter, 2004

“Living Hope” Graces Garden of the Resurrection

Many hands helped to install Luther Seminary's newest work of art, "Living Hope of the Resurrection" in the Garden of the Resurrection, Sept. 27.

Tucked in the corner of Northwestern Hall, the Garden of the Resurrection is a place of quiet and contemplation as well as a repository for ashes.

The Friends of the Arts at Luther Seminary commissioned sculptor Jeff Barber, '82, to create "Living Hope of the Resurrection." Professor Emeritus Lee Snook and his wife, Lois, were instrumental in the commissioning of the piece. They were on hand, along with Barber, to unveil the stunning eight-foot bronze work at a formal dedication, Sept. 29.

"Living Hope of the Resurrection images both Christ crucified and Christ risen," Barber says of the sculpture.

The Friends of the Arts at Luther Seminary is made up of faculty, staff, students, alums and others who have made monetary gifts to this project. Gifts may still be given by contacting the Office of Seminary Relations, 651-641-3448.

See photos of the installation and dedication of "Living Hope of the Resurrection" at www.luthersem.edu/living_hope_SCULPTURE.asp.