Mark Balma

The nearly finished frescoes that stand outside St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stacy are a sight to behold. An image of the Transfiguration of Christ is portrayed across three towering arches that overlook a scenic section of Carlos Avery State Wildlife Refuge. Jesus stands in the middle with the prophets Elijah and Moses at his [...]

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World-renowned fresco artist Mark Balma started painting three frescoes on freestanding arches outside St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stacy this week. The blistering heat last week didn’t allow Balma to get a start on the frescoes because the medium used to create the works of art would begin to dry before it could be finished. [...]

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By Derrick Knutson St. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Ed Wheatley described the gift his church is about to receive from world-renowned artist Mark Balma as an “overwhelming” donation. Balma, best known for his frescoes at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and the Cathedral of St. Paul – he’s also had work commissioned by [...]

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