Speakers 2017


Nick Brandreth

George Eastman Museum historic process specialist Nick Brandreth will be presenting an illustrated lecture on Gelatin Silver Emulsions on Glass. Brandreth is internationally known for his primary research in the 19th century gelatin emulsion formulas used for making gelatin dry plate negatives. His hands-on workshops at George Eastman Museum include making and coating emulsions for photographic printing paper, glass plate negatives and inter-positives and most recently, making 35 mm motion picture film as produced during the early silent era.

He is an alumni of Rochester Institute of Technology and Eddie Adams Barnstorm XXII Workshop (2009). His work has been published at home and abroad for the likes of The Wall Street Journal and Mercedes Benz, to name a few. Nick continues to pursue his personal vision using his own handmade photographic materials for his work. Nick enjoys Bicycles, large format photography and his two Australian Shepherds.

www.nickbrandreth.tumblr.com

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Tim Carey

Carey’s presentation will focus on the challenge of designing and fabricating the 3400 square foot “Resurrection Window”in Leawood Kansas. After designing the piece in2014 and realizing it couldn’t be done solely with traditional methods, Carey sought out Narcissus Quagliata and his “painting with light” fusing technique. Together they designed a custom fabrication process, and completed the piece in February of this year.

Tim was trained in traditional drawing and painting at Art Center College of Design inPasadena, Ca and spent the first 7 years of his career as a figurative oil painter and muralist. He discovered stained glass and specifically glass painting on a tour of The Judson Studios in Los Angeles in 2003 and was immediately hooked. Carey is now the creative director at The Judson Studios, working with technology to develop efficiencies within the traditional system, as well as exploring contemporary glass techniques and methods.

***Presentation eligible for AIA-approved CES credit: 1 Learning Unit***

www.judsonstudios.com

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Amanda Chau

Amanda Chau is the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Objects Conservation at Worcester Art Museum, where she is focusing primarily on the conservation of stained-glass windows and Asian lacquer. She received her MA and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservationfrom the State University of New York at Buffalo, majoring in objects conservation. Previously, she was the 2015-2016 Sherman Fairchild Foundation Fellow at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she gained a specialization in stained-glass conservation and undertook a technical study and the conservation of a stained-glass window by mid-nineteenth century American artist, Henry E. Sharp.

Based on her work on a Henry E. Sharp window at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ms. Chau will discuss an alternative paint restoration technique that restores aesthetic legibility and avoids conservation concerns that arise from other techniques.

www.worchesterart.org

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Mark Fairchild

Mark Fairchild will review the basic concepts of color perception and illustrate how color appearance depends critically on the context of the stimulus (e.g. light level and color, background, surround) and how individual physiological differences can impact color perception, even among those with normal color vision.

Mark is Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education of RIT’s College of Science and Director of the Program of Color Science and Munsell Color Science Laboratory. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Imaging Science from RIT and Ph.D. inVision Science from the University of Rochester. Mark is the author of Color Appearance Models, 3rd Ed. and co-editor of the Handbook of Color Psychology. He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching in color science and digital imaging.

www.rit.edu/cos/colorscience

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David Fode

In his presentation on Replication of 19th-Century Munich Style: Techniques for Restoration and New Work, David will show examples of painted faces from historic windows to exemplify the different styles and techniques used by artists from the Mayer Studio in the early 20th century.  The series of steps needed to recreate these samples will be introduced, as well as insignificant process refinements that make all the difference.  While the presentation will show that there are many approaches to achieving a historically accurate aesthetic, this particular formula is efficient enough to produce a high-quality result in a production-oriented atmosphere.

Formally trained in illustration, David Fode has worked in the medium of stained glass for nearly twenty years. With a passion for and expertise in late 19th century Munich style painting, he has worked for several studios in the Midwest replicating this style for new and preservation projects across the United States.  David is currently the lead painter at Gaytee-Palmer Stained Glass in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has several specialty affiliations with other smaller studios needing restoration/replication expertise.  He also established his own studio, HH, as a means of promoting the Munich style for applications in private and smaller public venues.

www.gaytee-palmerstainedglass.com

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Nancy Gong

Nancy Gong is a glass artist who lives in Rochester, NY where she creates independent work and commissioned art for individuals, businesses, institutions, and public art. Her work has been widely published in Glass Art, Stained Glass, Professional Stained Glass, Decorative Glass Magazine and American Style Magazines, Art Glass Today 2, Contemporary Crafts for the Home, China Daily News and Korea Design Journal. She is named in Who’s Who in Contemporary Glass. Her work has been featured on PBS’s WXXI’s Arts in Focus, at ARTform and Sofa Chicago, American Glass Now, National Mosaic Exhibition and Crafts National. She has been awarded public art commissions, received the Excellence in Contemporary Glass Art Award from the Memorial Art Gallery and her projects have received AIA Merit Design Awards.

Nancy will moderate a discussion panel, New Possibilities, joined by Tim Carey, Gordon Huether, and David Judson. Ranging from a one-person studio to large multi-site company, each panel member will share their unique perspective, challenges, growth, and the new possibilities that arise from the synergy of combining traditional processes and new technologies. Nancy will share her experience and perspective as an autonomous glass artist specializing in Architectural Art Glass, on challenges of nourishing a business, while continuing to grow and explore new possibilities artistically, technically, and collaboratively.

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James Gage

Jim Gage, Lighting Designer/Artist with VISIONS IN LIGHT will speak about his career of designing lighting applications for architectural glass icons. His specialty is designing for projects that include Dichroic Glass creations but include traditional stained glass installations. He will present several case studies for projects in Washington DC, Tallahassee, Seminole City Florida, Dallas Texas, Cincinnati, Nashville, Albany Georgia and Louisville Kentucky. Design parameters, budgets and final fixture locations and specifications will be discussed and previewed.

Mr. Gage is the Head of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music’s MFA and BFA Lighting Design programs. He is the 2006 recipient of the University’s President Award for Excellence-(UC|21). He is a member of United Scenic Artists of America NYC-829. Recent Architectural Designs include: Cincinnati’s Art and Children’s Museums, Aronoff Center for the Arts, The Cincinnati Zoo, The Cincinnati Homearama; Rivers Bend, Designs for Hunt Oil International Headquarters in Dallas, Norton Cancer Research Center; Louisville, Seminole City, Fl., Prairie Grove, TX. and Florida State University, Tallahassee.
www.vilcreations.com

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James Galbraith

Imagine a library dedicated to the art and history of glass that aspires to collect everything published about glass worldwide. A library with design drawings for functional and decorative glass, posters advertising glass eyes, over 200 archives related to glass and a staff dedicated to helping you study glass. The Library at The Corning Museum of Glass is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking; its collections include over 600,000 items in 58 different languages. Chief Librarian, Jim Galbraith, will discuss the Library’s history, mission, and the resources the library has to offer you. Jim will also highlight Library treasures including a medieval manuscript with a recipe for stained glass; King Charles II’s personal copy of Neri’s Art of Glass; design drawings by Louis Comfort Tiffany; the Steinberg collection of Czech glass design drawings; and over 1,800 rolls of stained glass cartoons from the Whitefriars Glass company.

Jim Galbraith is Chief Librarian of The Rakow Research Library, where he works with the Library’s excellent staff to build and share the world’s foremost library collection on glass. Jim joined the Museum in 2013. Galbraith’s background is in library management and collection development. He has held positions in academic libraries since 1999, including at the University of California–Irvine, Wake Forest University and Columbia University. Most recently, Jim was Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Resources at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Galbraith holds a Master’s of Library Science degree from University at Buffalo and a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Illinois

www.cmog.org/research/library

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Ann Gardner

***ANN GARDNER WILL BE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE DUE TO FAMILY ISSUES.  HER SCHEDULED TALK HAS BEEN REPLACED IN THE PROGRAM (See Valerie O’Hara)***

Ann Gardner’s will discuss the  use of traditional glass mosaic, both materials and techniques, in contemporary sculpture. Ann will introduce mosaic materials she chooses to work with, present examples of applications for mosaic work, structural consideration for mosaic work, and the technical process involved in the making of sculptural mosaics.

A Seattle-based glass artist, Gardner creates work about repetition, pattern and the rhythm of form. Her pieces are a combination of mosaic, pigment-tinted glass and concrete. Gardner cuts and lays each piece of glass; developing complex forms and patterns through this laborious process. Gardner is influenced by her many travels, especially India and Morocco; places where Gardner feels that the repetition of pattern offers grounding amidst the surrounding chaos. Gardner has won numerous awards and her work is included in many major collections including the American Craft Museum in New York City, the Seattle Art Museum, the National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C. and the Bureau of Cultural Affairs in Atlanta, Georgia. Gardner was born and raised in the Northwest and currently lives and work in Seattle.

***Presentation eligible for AIA-approved CES credit: 1 Learning Unit***

www.anngardner.net

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Lisa Hahn

Lisa Hahn is a seasoned public relations counselor, having worked with nat
ional and regional B2B and B2C businesses and nonprofit organizations for more 30 years. Her expertise is developing and executing sound communications strategy that can include corporate and crisis communications, and media, community and employee relations. Lisa started her career at the Whitney Museum of American Art to promote the museum’s 50th Anniversary, and had to good fortune to work with major artists such as
Louise Nevelson and Chuck Close

Lisa Hahn is president of Caugherty Hahn Communications, Inc. in Glen Rock, New Jersey. Some of the topics she will cover in her presentation include: How to identify and reach your audiences; Clear messaging; Communications Tools; the Do’s and Don’ts of Public Relations; and How to measure the success of your efforts.

www.chcomm.com/lisa

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Sam Halstead

The German stained glass pioneers changed perceptions of what stained glass can be. In his presentation Deconstructing Harmony, Sam will discuss and deconstruct a few of their window designs for a deeper understanding of their ground-breaking work. It will show how they achieved balance in their designs, and harmony with the architecture.

Sam Halstead is a glass artist whose New Zealand studio completed over 1500 commercial, religious, and residential commissions. He was a founding member of the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass (NZSAG) and author of “The Stained Glass Handbook” which sold out two editions. Sam recently produced “Lighting the Way”; a feature-length documentary about the influential German stained glass pioneers. The film contains footage of major German stained glass installations, and includes commentary from twenty glass artists and historians from Germany, America, Canada, and New Zealand. Sam lives in semi-retired bliss in Newport Beach, California.

***Presentation eligible for AIA-approved CES credit: 1 Learning Unit***

www.samhalstead.com

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Gordon Huether

Learn how glass art can best be incorporated into architecture and its benefits. Research shows thoughtful designs transform spaces. Glass art in architecture enhances visual aesthetics, increases value and provides users of the space a sense of well-being. Gordon Huether’s presentation Art in Architecture gives insight into techniques and applications as well as best practices.

Gordon Huether was born in Rochester, NY in 1959, to German immigrant parents. Having dual citizenship in Germany and the U.S., Huether has spent much time traveling between both countries. In the course of his initial artistic explorations, Huether was resolved to create a lasting impact on the world around him through the creation of large-scale works of art. He took a deliberate step towards this goal in 1987 when Huether founded his studio in Napa, California.

Projects have included art installations for private corporations, airports, transportation centers, parking garages, hotels, universities, hospitals, recreation centers, civic buildings, libraries, and museums. During his frequent visits to Germany in the early 1990s, Huether’s aesthetic vision took an important turn, which was influenced by Professor Johannes Schreiter. While the medium of glass had initially inspired Huether’s material impulses, Schreiter’s work inspired him to unlock and express vital ideas and humanistic passion in his own work.

***Presentation eligible for AIA-approved CES credit: 1 Learning Unit***

www.gordonhuether.com

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Robert Jayson

Robert Jayson is Bendheim President and a 3rd Generation Owner of Bendheim.
He has over 40 years of experience in the fields of specialty glass manufacture, import, distribution, processing, and application. He is the only American to have worked in Glashütte Lamberts of Germany, the world’s leader in mouth-blown sheet glass. Although not a glassblower, Robert learned the art of blown glass as a working member of a glassblowing team. His knowledge spans Bendheim’s line of glass products for the architectural and art glass industries.

Robert has presented at numerous glass conferences and contributed to multiple publications. He recently had the distinguished honor of co-hosting and presenting at the First Transatlantic Stained Glass Symposium hosted by Glashütte Lamberts and Bendheim in Germany. His passion for specialty glass and the artistic community is well known.

Robert will give his presentation together with Reiner Meindl, owner of Lamberts. Their talk will focus on the types of mouthblown art glass and their role in contemporary architecture. Their goal will be to illustrate the almost unlimited possibilities of art glass and inspire the industry’s professionals to incorporate this unique glass into the design of modern commercial architecture.
www.bendheim.com

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David Judson

Every once in a awhile something comes along that forces you to rethink the way you go about doing things. When an opportunity comes along that promotes a significant change, especially in the stained glass world, which is known for it’s tradition, we must take on the challenge. David Judson, along with artist/designer Tim Carey, will give our Keynote Presentation New Generations for a 5th Generation Studio, where he will discuss the recent challenges of a major, historic new project.
David Judson is the fifth generation of Judson’s to oversee the operations of Judson Studios, founded in Los Angeles in 1897.  Judson started working at the firm in 1997 by opening the Judson Gallery of Contemporary and Traditional Art, with the goal of associating stained glass more closely with the fine arts.  Most recently, Judson opened a second facility, called Judson Concepts, to focus on fusing and working with outside artists.  Judson is currently working on a book on the history of Judson Studios, due out later this year.

www.judsonstudios.com

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Robert Kehlmann

In his presentation Let Glass be Your Guide, Robert Kehlmann will discuss the evolution of his artwork from the independent leaded panels of the 70’s through the later sandblasted, etched, mixed-media and mosaic pieces. The talk will stress the convergence of draftsmanship with the different ways he has used glass two-dimensionally.

Kehlmann is an artist, art critic and writer who lives in Berkeley, California. His art has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Essays and reviews discussing his work have appeared in The New York Times, Art in America, American Craft, and numerous other publications in the U.S. and abroad. He is a founding editor of the Glass Art Society Journal, and has written two books:20th Century Stained Glass: A New Definition(1992) (dual language text), Kyoto Shoin Co., Ltd., Kyoto, Japan and The Inner Light: Sculpture by Stanislav Libenský & Jaroslava Brychtová (2002), University of Washington Press, Seattle.

www.robertkehlmann.com

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Stephen Koob

Adhesives are primarily used to assemble glass sculptures, or as in conservation, to re-join fragments pieces of glass. Numerous adhesives have been used in the past, but very few have given consistent and long-lasting results. Recommendations for selecting adhesives include: the adhesive should not damage the ceramic or glass, either during application, curing or aging; it should bond well; be removable or “reversible” without damage; be “water” clear; and remain stable (up to the stability of a Class A resin, or 100 years). It should also be easy to use with consistent results. Koob’s presentation will address the proper selection and use of adhesives for glass, modifying adhesives, and retreatment or correcting adhesive mistakes.

Koob received an MA (1976) in Classical Archaeology from Indiana University, and a BSc (1980) in Archaeological Conservation and Materials Science from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London. He spent 5 and a half years as conservator of the Agora Excavations with the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. From 1986-1998 he worked as conservator, specializing in ceramics and glass, at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. In 1998 he came to The Corning Museum of Glass, where he is now Chief Conservator. He also continues teaching archaeological conservation at the site of Samothrace, in northern Greece, and has numerous conservation interns at Corning. He has recently published a book, Conservation and Care of Glass Objects.

***Presentation eligible for AIA-approved CES credit: 1 Learning Unit***

www.cmog.org/bio/stephen-koob

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Jessica Marten

Jessica Marten’s talk will focus upon the opportunities presented by collecting contemporary glass for an encyclopedic museum collection. The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester holds a teaching collection featuring over 5,000 years of world art. Recent acquisitions by contemporary artists working in glass include Judith Schaechter, Josiah McElheny, and Monir Farmanfarmaian. This work speaks to school children, college students, and the general public in tandem with the museums historic collection in exciting and dynamic ways.

Jessica is the Curator in Charge/Curator of American Art at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. Her recent and current projects include exhibitions and scholarship around WPA murals by Carl W. Peters and previously undiscovered visionary artist, Josephine Tota. Marten’s future projects include a midcareer retrospective of stained-glass artist Judith Schaechter, scheduled for 2020.

www.mag.rochester.edu

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Hans Reiner Meindl

In his presentation on Lamberts Architectural Glass Around the World, Hans Reiner Meindl (together with his friend and U.S. Representative Robert Jayson) will show examples of different stained glass, conservation and architectural art glass projects worldwide. Reiner is the Managing Director of Lamberts Glassworks Germany. LambertsGlas® produces mouthblown and handcrafted glass in over 5000 different colors, shadings and textures. In 2009 Reiner and his family bought Glashütte Lamberts. Reiner travels around the world to promote clear and colored mouth blown glasses and to spread the knowledge about that very brilliant and versatile material. He meets architects and heritage officials, gives lectures and creates networks to protect this very special kind of art.

Reiner, along with two other Germans, recently submitted and received approval by the Expert Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage at the German Commission for UNESCO assessing “manual glass production” as an intangible culture heritage at a Bavarian and the German national level. The next step will be the application for the “UNESCO WORLD Intangible Heritage list”.
In 2011 he encouraged his Lamberts staff to try his idea of developing a mouth blown UV protective glass. The development was a long way but led to “restauro® UV” – the first and only flat glass with an UV protective effect caused by the batch (no layer or coating!).
Reiner will show some photos of the first important project where restauro® UV has been used (YORK Minster, UK).

www.lamberts.de

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Ellen Miret

Ellen Miret discusses the nature of her work’s inspiration in her presentation Why Geometry? Focusing on a few major installations through the years, she will discuss why she chose to work with patterning glass and how it has been integrated in to the design of her stained glass windows from an aesthetic and a structural point of view.
Ellen Miret began designing stained glass windows in 1982 and has worked with Rohlf Studio, Lamb Studio, Willet/Hauser Studios, Wilmark Studio and Aurora Stained Glass Studio. She was a featured artist in the “Reflections on Glass-Glass and Architecture in the 20th Century” exhibit in NYC.

www.ellenmiret.com

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Valerie O’Hara

Valerie O’Hara is the owner of Pike Stained Glass Studio in Rochester, NY, a company started in 1908 by her great-uncle..  In 1966, at the age of 12, Valerie O’Hara began working for her parents part-time after school and during the summers. After graduation from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1976, with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, she began working full time designing and creating custom commissions, as well as repairing and restoring stained glass windows.

The sole owner and director since 1987, when Valerie purchased the studio from her father, Valerie specializes in the art of hand painting on glass to create effects that cannot be achieved through the medium of lead and glass alone. This skill, and her knowledge of religious iconography makes her uniquely qualified, with her skilled assistants, to continue the work of her predecessors in stained glass.

Valerie’s talk will address the challenges as well as advantages of being a female artist and studio owner in a male-dominated field, includng what it’s like to compete with other studios for large commissions.

www.pikestainedglassstudios.com

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Albert Paley, Keynote Speaker

In our Keynote presentation on Friday morning, Albert Paley will address his creative process, his studio environment, the evolution of the work and the personalization of image development. He will also discuss various points of transition during his career. Paley has been active as an artist for over 40 years. At his studio in Rochester, New York, he employs fifteen full time people. He is the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect. Paley holds an Endowed Chair at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York and is the recipient of three Honorary Doctorates in Fine Art. Broadly published and an international lecturer, Paley received both his BFA and MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.

Commissioned by both public and private corporations, Paley has completed more than 50 site-specific works. Some notable examples are the Portal Gates for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Portal Gates for the New York State Senate Chambers in Albany, a 40-ton sculpture for Adobe Systems in San Jose, CA, major entrance rotunda gates for the San Francisco Civic Center Courthouse, and a sculptural relief for Wellington Place, Toronto, Canada.

His work can be found in the permanent collections of over 30 museums, nationally and internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum and The British Museum, both in London.

In 2010, Albert Paley in the 21st Century was published, and in 2007 PBS aired an Emmy award winning documentary chronicling Paley’s construction and installation of The Sentinel for the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

www.albertpaley.com

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Toni Sikes

Toni Sikes’ presentation Broadening Your Commission Opportunities will focus on the world of possibilities in the commissioned art for glass artists. Sikes will present examples of public and private commissions, along with resources for learning about opportunities. She will discuss the RFP/RFQ application process, and provide tips for creating successful applications.

Toni Sikes is the founder of three art companies, and currently serves as CEO of CODAworx, the global leader in commissioned art, serving as a professional network for artists, design professionals, and industry resources. CODAworx provides members with a platform to showcase their projects, connect andcollaborate with other creative professionals, and earn recognition for these collaborations. It serves a worldwide community and facilitates transactions with a variety of tools and services.

Sikes has spent her career connecting artists to their best markets. In 1985, she founded The Guild Sourcebooks as a publisher of directories to connect artists with design professionals and help those artists find greater markets for their work. In 1998, she founded Artful Home, a pioneer ecommerce company that brings the work of artists directly to consumers.

www.codaworx.com

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Christina Snopko

Dr. Christina Snopko is a noted art historian from Basel, Switzerland. She received her degrees from the University of Basel and also studied at University Carlo Bo in Urbino, Italy. Dr. Snopko will present two lectures at this year’s conference.  The first will focus on stained glass windows by Alphonse Mucha in St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, Czech Republic, the subject of her doctoral thesis.  Her second lecture will expand a review of Alphonse Mucha’s glass work in Europe as well as the US.  Dr. Snopko is currently co-organizer and co-curator of Guck mal Gunther, Kunst in Baden, Switzerland, and a city tour guide and research specialist with Visit Basil AG. She has held many positions with the Baden State Museum (Karlsruhe, Germany) and served as a museum guide at Basel Museum of Ancient Art and Ludwig Collection (Basel).

 

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Antoni Vila Delclòs

Antoni Vila Delclos will give us an insider’s look at the magnificent Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, Spain, including a description of the history of cathedral and its designer, Antonio Gaudi. He will discuss the present state of the interior and its stained glass. He will speak about the beginning of the works as well as their present state, financing, biography of Gaudí, stained glass of the crypt and his own commission: first stained glass, constructive system of supports, light, colors, transformation of interior space and later stained glass. Antoni will also discuss the technique of the three-color process and a chronology of the stained-glass windows in the architecture of Gaudí, its collaborators, its buildings, its technical and aesthetic search. The trichromia as the end result of your search. Outside influences or coincidences?

Delclos is a visual artist with a degree in Arts and Crafts, specializing in historical windows. Currently, he is the treasurer and vice-president of Corpus Vitrearum Catalunya in Spain. In 1982 he specialized in the history of Catalan glass, working for the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC ). He has been director general of the Foundation Institute for windows. He has done extensive study of the stained glass windows in the crypt of Gaudí ‘s Sagrada Família in Barcelona.

***Presentation eligible for AIA-approved CES credit: 1 Learning Unit***

www.vilavitralls.com

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John Wilcox

Follow John Wilcox in New Adventures in Light and Color as he attempts to illustrate the joys and pains of realizing the dream of a major restoration with several commissions, including two new Rose windows — all within the context of an ongoing full fabric restoration and always ominous timeline.

John Wilcox is proud to have been a professional stained glass glazier for three exciting decades. As proprietor of vitreous glassworks, john has provided various specialty glazing services to a multitude of projects around southern Ontario, including Ontario Legislative Assembly- Laylight conservation, Royal Ontario Museum- stained glass restoration and creation of six cast glass door panels , and most recently the completion of the conservation/ creation of stained glass for St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. As the stained glass instructor for the Willowbank School of Restoration Arts john endeavours to share his knowledge with the future keepers of this fabric.

www.vitreous.ca

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 Jeff Zimmer

Jeff Zimmer creates three dimensional paintings on glass that both explore ambiguity, morality and mortality in contemporary society and politics, and engage with the sensual experiences of mystery and light. He combines traditional techniques of glass painting, contemporary lighting, and the transparency of glass to create dynamic scenes that appear to shift, dissolve and transform depending on the position of the viewer. Jeff originally trained in theatre in Washington, DC, before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland to obtain his Masters in glass painting. He won Second Prize in the 2014 Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass, Europe’s largest prize for artists working with glass. He was the 2014 Stephen Procter Fellow at the Australian National University and a 2016 Fellow at the Creative Glass Center of America. His work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the European Museum for Modern Glass in Germany; the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark and the Glasmuseum Frauenau, Germany. He continues to teach in Edinburgh, and has lead masterclasses and workshops at Pilchuck (US), North Lands Creative Glass (UK), Bild-Werk Frauenau (DE), Berlin Glas (DE), Urban Glass (US), and others.

www.jeffxzimmer.com

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