October 31, 2010

Art Institute of Chicago's Chagall Window Back on Exhibit

A Chicago Tribune article called "Chagall's 'Windows' returns" tells of the return of Marc Chagall's "American Windows" back to the Art Institute of Chicago.

via flickrite clare_and_ben

There is also some kind of stained glass symposium called New Light—A Celebration of Stained Glass at the Art Institute, taking place at the AIC on Saturday, December 4, 2010. It looks to be a 4-5 hopur event, though there are no details given on content.

Posted by Tom at 03:49 PM

October 29, 2010

Heavenly Illumination

From the Guardian, an interesting article on chemistry in stained glass called Heavenly illumination: The science and magic of stained glass

Posted by Tom at 04:29 PM

October 21, 2010

Sylvia Nicolas Video

From Providence College You Tube Channel

There is a strong connection between Sylvia Nicolas and Providence College. She created the marvelous set of stained glass windows (45 in all) that chronicle the life of St. Dominic for the College's St. Dominic Chapel, which was dedicated in 2001. She also produced several sculptural works for the new Chapel—a Crucifixion and a series of reliefs showing the Stations of the Cross. The College awarded Sylvia Nicolas an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts that year.

Posted by Tom at 12:26 PM

October 20, 2010

Building Great Cathedrals

Building the Great Cathedrals started airing last night on PBS stations. I haven't seen the whole thing yet, but here is the trailer -

You can see the whole online video here - Building the Great Cathedrals. Though stained glass is mentioned throughout, the one segment dealing directly with stained glass is short, from about 34:15 to 38:00.

My first general impression - much to like and much to drive me crazy.
I hope to elaborate later.

Posted by Tom at 11:44 AM

October 10, 2010

Museum of Eldridge Street Window Unveiled

Museum at Eldridge Street Glass Window, by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans, is being unveiled this weekend. Make sure to look at the slideshow. It's not a traditional leaded construction, but flashed glass that is laminated with silicone.

Various articles and blog posts about the commission -
Monumental window for the museum at Eldridge Street, NY - Early concept sketches from a blogpost last January on dsgnwrld.com
Kiki Smith Brings a Stained Glass Big Bang to a Former LES Synagogue - ARTINFO.
Lower East Side Synagogue Unveils Stained Glass Window, WNYC Culture blog
Museum at Eldridge Street Hosts An Open House 10/10 - art.broadwayworld.com
Historic Synagogue Gets New Lease On Life - includes a 2 minute video piece on the window, from manhattan.ny1.com

[update Oct 18, 2010 - another New York Times article, including an interview with a woman doing a short documentary on the installation, with video - Video: A New East Window on Eldridge Street

Posted by Tom at 01:51 PM

October 01, 2010

Good News For York Glaziers Trust

In amidst the many reports of steep cuts in arts spending in the UK there is this small bright spot - York Minster gets £9.7m lottery funding boost.

I was fortunate enough to meet and talk with the director of the York Glaziers Trust, Sarah Brown, at the AGG Conference this summer, so I'm especially glad to see this.

Good news indeed.

Posted by Tom at 08:21 AM