It's not often that community art, religion and public transportation overlap, but they will tonight as the DART Stations of the Cross marks Good Friday along the Red and Blue Lines.
DART Stations of the Cross is a community art project which links an ancient spiritual practice with mass transit. It is presented on Good Friday by two emergent churches in the Dallas area, Church in the Cliff and Journey. Participants are encouraged to arrive at the Mockingbird DART station between 6 and 7 pm this Friday, April 2nd and to look for volunteers with black armbands.
Volunteers will provide a set of fourteen devotional cards comprised of original paintings and poetry reflecting on the traditional themes of the Stations of the Cross. Riding from Mockingbird to the end of the line in South Dallas participants are encouraged to flip cards as they pass through the stations and to consider the ways they encounter God's presence, or absence, in the urban landscape. You will be asked to get off the train three times -- at Pearl, Union, and Cedars -- as a movement of solidarity with Jesus each time he falls. (At all of these stations volunteers will greet you, and at the first one you will have the opportunity to donate to the Stewpot's Open Studio which supports homeless artists). Once you reach Westmoreland, the last stop on the red line, you will receive final instructions before riding the train in silence back to Mockingbird station.
All are invited to participate! Ride alone or gather with a group of friends. For more information contact Courtney Pinkerton at 214.233.4605 or email [email protected]