Sanctuary Art Panel 1
Artist: Richard R. Caemmerer
Depicts the year from Advent through Epiphany. Blue is Advent's color, but there is the purple of repentance as well. Since Advent anticipates Christ's Second Coming, there is a suggestion of tornadic movement (Kansas?). This "turn around", also reminds us of Mary's Magnificat where the mighty will be cast down from their thrones and the humble of heart will be uplifted….the hungry will be filled with wondrous things, and the wealthy no part. This "turn around" can also be interpreted as Mary's "dance" of joy in the Magnificat. This symbolism of color leads us to the whites and golds of Christmas and Epiphany - Christ's birth/return and manifestation.