Wendy Runge and Anthony Olson from Kamloops Alliance in Kamloops, BC, Canada brings us this cool fabric Christmas design.
This year for Christmas, their theme was Meeting Jesus. They wanted to intentionally create space for people during the season to enter into reflection. Their core words or themes were warm, space, breathing room, exhale, light, reflection.
During their services, they set aside time for their congregation to journal, providing material that closely related to the sermon topic that weekend.
Though abstract, their stage reflected these core themes and concepts by supporting the idea of breathing/exhale (fabric movement on stage). It reflected the winter season via choice in color of fabrics (cooler tones, night sky). They used the tub lights to bring in warmth and light into the design, and hung net lights within the fabric to reinforce the idea of night sky (open space, the quiet of snow fall, or night time)
They used 75 yards of fabric torn into strips, mounted on 2x2s to their ceiling, hung at different lengths and in 4 layers. The tub lights were made of wood dowel, metal bracket, and a wash basin. Additionally they used stained wood and paper bags to create stars/snowflakes that were placed around the stage for their Christmas Eve services.