Station I: Jesus is condemned to death. COURTESY OF DEGRAZIA GALLERY IN THE SUN

The annual showing of Ted DeGrazia's "The Way of the Cross" is on exhibit Wednesday through April 30 at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road.

The exhibit features 15 original oil paintings that depict the suffering and crucifixion of Christ.

Instead of the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross, DeGrazia's collection culminates with the resurrection.

"I never thought the cycle would be completed unless we had the 15th station where Jesus arises in glory," the artist explains in a 15-minute audiotape that accompanies the exhibition.

The paintings were created in 1964 for the newly built Newman Catholic Student Center near the University of Arizona. The originals remained in the chapel about a year before insurance and environmental concerns prompted DeGrazia to replace them with reproductions.

Gallery visitors may also view DeGrazia's 40 oil paintings of the Yaqui Easter celebration, and the yearlong exhibition of "The Musical Compositions of Ted DeGrazia."

Admission is free.

The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, but will be closed Easter Sunday. For more information call 299-9191.

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