On Thursday night, February 27th, I drove three hours to Liberty University to attend the opening of an art exhibit that is very special to all of us here at Jerusalem Connection, especially Jim Hutchens.
As many of you know, Jim’s wife, Pat Mercer Hutchens, went home to be with her Savior on March 31, 2014.
In the four years before she died, Pat painted The Auschwitz Album Revisited. Although she was a prolific painter her entire adult life, it was this last series that meant the most to her and brought all her passions and talents together.
One thing God has placed on my heart is the idea to put a book together that includes all forty of the paintings along with Patty’s descriptions which I believe were also given to her by God. I realized seeing all forty of the paintings together that as much as I love the originals, no one could ever have all forty prints in their home. These are serious and sometimes distressing pictures. They belong together and to be absorbed together just as Patty painted them. This project will take some additional financing, but my goal is to have it ready in time for Liberty’s second exhibition of the paintings. I would love for these students to have something that they could take away from the exhibit and continue to learn and grow. Would you please consider helping with this endeavor? I will commit my time to the endeavor but the ministry will need additional financial commitments to see to it that these are printed in a high quality manner so that they catch all of the nuance and details of each portrait.
If you would like to donate particularly to this project, please click here. Any donations is appreciated. If you prefer to not donate online, send in a donation to the address below and note on your check or donation “Book for The Auschwitz Album.”