Prepare the Way by Wayne Bricco, Acrewood Art

Prepare the Way
Albany, Oregon

A voice cries out: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight in the desert a highway for our God."

Isaiah 40:3 NRSV

Inside Christmas Card Greeting:
Wishing you and those you love
a wonderful Christmas
as you prepare your hearts
for the coming of the Christ Child!

After we moved to Albany, OR, in 2010, I knew I would someday draw a picture of Whitespires, the historic church on 5th and Washington. When planning for our Christmas card in 2014, I decided the time was right. I had also taken a photo of an old delivery truck parked at a furniture store in Lebanon, a few miles away. I felt like they belonged together.

In doing our research, we discovered an interesting history of Whitespires and how it has been used by several congregations and organizations over the years as well as a venue for weddings, concerts, and other events.

My idea for the drawing was to depict preparation. I could imagine the old truck delivering things to the church for the holidays. A Christmas tree? New hymnals? Clothing for the needy? Food for the homeless? So much to get ready... as well as preparing our hearts.

After Christmas, I put away the decorations, made a few alterations, and my drawing is now also available as a picture of a grand old church in the Willamette Valley. You would never know that my drawing, like the church, has been repurposed.

Visit Spires in the Valley to see my revised drawing and read more about this historic landmark.

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