The History of the
Lutheran Church Murals
Compiled by Mary Kay Fager
In the year 200, the Education
Committee, headed by Fred Kerr and Marie Bake, discussed the
fact that fewer children were attending Sunday Church School at
Trinity since the remodeling of the church. The Sunday
School classrooms were stark, painted a dreary white.
Room 122 - "Bibleland"
the Art Room was completed, the next room to be undertaken was
room 122, and the concept of "Bibleland" was born. Mary
Kay Fager was asked to design the murals for the walls.
Tent tarps were made and hung
from the ceiling. Palm trees were made from left over palm
branches from Palm Sunday. Much research was done using
resources from the church library and the Fredrickson Library.
It was suggested that there
could be a mule and a donkey cart...
... and tradesmen ...
... and a three dimensional
... and steps leading up to
temple doors that could open with the wall behind being used for
a screen for videos and movies.
Some 78 colors in all were used
by the artists in creating "Bibleland".
Rooms 124-126 - "After Monet"
Rooms 124-126 were the final
project and took on a garden theme. Stylized after Monet's
garden paintings, it was named "After Monet". A trellis,
urn, garden benches and other props completed the garden theme.
In addition to
Mary Kay Fager, the designer and principle artist for the
project, many people were involved in making it all happen,
Fred Kerr, Marie
Bake, Jayne Coover, Kathy Powers, Mary Lou Gilbert, Cindy
Schmidt, Mary Ellen Hettinger, Alden Amig, Dick Gulden, Joe
Lint, Peter Pennington, John Gottshall, John Constantine,
Elizabeth Constantine, Kathy Kelly, Pat Bixler, Kay Wolfe, Devon
Ackerman, Krista Fawber, Stephanie Maurer, Seth Maurer and Terry