During the course of the summer, Grace Stange, former Concordia art student and Center for Liturgical Art student worker, served as the second recipient of the CLA's Fellowship program. For her Fellowship project, Grace worked closely with Peace Lutheran Church in Waverly, Nebraska to create a piece they would have displayed in their building.
Using various materials including glass tile, textured masonite, and burnt wood, Grace constructed a mosaic for Peace Lutheran. The piece consists of abstracted scenery and is placed on a wall for the congregants to see as they exit the sanctuary.
During the installation process, the wall was painted with a different color surrounding the work to act as a frame around the piece to place emphasis on the work. This process is often done during the installation of wall pieces in order to allow the work to take more dominance in the space.
When asked what she appreciated about the opportunity to work with the CLA during this fellowship, Grace replied:
"I've always felt that creating art for the Church is my vocation and this Fellowship provided me the opportunity to experience the business of making Liturgical Art alongside the Spiritual calling. Working with a team of individuals who are both experienced and talented in this industry allowed me the freedom and guidance necessary to understand the process of working with an actual parish from designing to installation."