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Mary Steeber


FRIENDS Spring Luncheon and Program

Saturday, April 11
Olson Campus Center, Luther Seminary
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Contrasts: Suffering and Hope—The Power of Art to Speak the Faith
Robyn Sand Anderson

Robyn Sand Anderson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine art and art education from Luther College. She taught high school art for four years and has been a professional artist specializing in transparent watercolor and acrylic for more than 30 years. After a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in 2008, Sand Anderson’s paintings also changed. She suffered extreme and constant pain and fatigue for more than two years, at one point believing that she would no longer be able to paint at all. With medication and rest, she has been painting again since 2010 and is back up to speed and good health. Moving from representational watercolors to acrylic abstract expressionism, she has found working in the abstract better expresses the mystery of human suffering. Without becoming macabre, her use of bright, vibrant color always moves toward hope. She hopes to be a visual voice for hope and healing.

10 a.m.   Registration, coffee, silent auction opens
10:15-10:45   Guided tour or Luther Seminary art
11:15 a.m.   Silent auction closes
11:30 a.m.   Luncheon and program with Robyn Sand Anderson
12:45 p.m.   Live auction of Robyn Sand Anderson piece purchased by the Luther Seminary FRIENDS

RSVP by April 6