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2020 Wieland Hunger Print Available (Limited Quantities)

UPDATED – 12/11/20

“Go in Peace serve the Lord” 2020 Hunger Print by Marianne Wieland


Local Anchorage artist, Marianne Wieland, also a Lutheran, has prepared a very limited number of this year’s Hunger Print. I eagerly look forward to her release of each year’s print. This year’s print is no exception. For 41 years, she has been producing these prints to support hunger solutions, locally and worldwide. In the process, her prints have raised around $300,000 toward this goal. This long-term effort demonstrates the power one person has in addressing a significant issue.

For my previous year stories about Marianne’s project and prints, click on the following links.

Wieland World Hunger Print – 2019 – Now Available

2017 Wieland Hunger Print Now Available!

For nearly 40 years, an Anchorage artist — with the help of her church — has used her work to fight world hunger

Thank you for what you continue to do for world hunger Marianne!

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UPDATE:
12/11/20

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church advises me they have a few of previous year Hunger Prints at the church offices. The pictures below show some of the available prints. A big thank you to Marcia Hoffman-DeVoe at Gloria Dei for these images.

2017 Wieland Hunger Print Now Available!

“Lord of the Dance” 2017 Hunger Print

There are a number of exciting projects individual churches or their members sponsor. Last year, I was excited to discover the Hunger prints by Marianne Wieland, local Alaskan artist. Now in its 38th year, it has provided approximately $300,000 to help combat world hunger.

My ADN column on this project is at https://www.churchvisits.com/2016/09/for-nearly-40-years-an-anchorage-artist-with-the-help-of-her-church-has-used-her-work-to-fight-world-hunger/. Each year Marianne donates art materials, her studio’s equipment, while her volunteers, working under her direction, donate their time to help her produce copies of this limited edition print.

Marianne shared her inspiration for this years’ print. “Pastor Mark began the inspiration with the comment that in the village, there was nothing more enjoyed than to have song and dance in the worship service,” she said. “Development of the image began with the soapstone carving of a native dancer presented to me by Bishop Shelly at the Wasilla Council meeting last year,” she continued, noting “The title came when Jan Whitefield sang Lord of the Dance at our Christmas service.” Wieland gave appropriate production credit to her team by identifying them as “dedicated and talented volunteers: Margie Paulson, Linda Bender, Marilyn Martinson, JoAnne Mueller and Karen Voris.”

“The print, Lord Of the Dance, is offered with the hope,” artist Wieland concludes, “that it will bring to the viewer the joyful spirit of the village Christians.”

Inspiration for 2017 Hunger Print

Bishop Shelley Wickstrom of the Alaska Synod of the ELCA, offering additional background on the soapstone carving that provided Marianne’s inspiration of this years’ print, said “The synod gives a soapstone carving by Eric Tepton III to our honorees and keynote presenters.  In delightful serendipity, this soapstone dancer has the pose that Marianne used in a print “Women of Joy” that she made for the Alaska Synodical Women’s Organization in the 90’s.”

 

The 2017 hunger print is limited to approximately 250 individually signed and numbered prints. Each print comes shrink-wrapped on mat board and makes an ideal gift. You may order your print directly from Gloria Dei Lutheran using the attached order form.  The beauty of this project is that 100% of the price of the print goes directly to address world hunger. 2017 Hunger Print Order Form

Thank you for your vision and hard work Marianne!  It’s an inspiration to me and many others.