August 26–October 28, 2012 (exhibition opening party August 25) in the Grand Gallery
Removed from an Ohio church in 1964, these magnificent windows were stored in parishioners’ garages, basements and sheds for nearly four decades before being rediscovered and confirmed as the work of American master Louis Comfort Tiffany. Now restored to their original glory by a team of conservators, the seven windows stand eight feet tall and depict angels from the Biblical book of Revelation. See them at the Memorial Art Gallery.
In Rochester, a companion installation explores the making of a stained glass window through objects on loan from Pike Stained Glass Studios, Inc., a locally-owned family firm whose founder worked for Tiffany. Also on view are eight Tiffany lamps from the collection of Jeffrey Metzger and Robin Hamilton and works from other private lenders and the Memorial Art Gallery collection.
The Central Library Art Division owns the accompanying book.
The Central Library Arts Division is pleased to display the glass artistry of two local talents, William Glasner and Peter Secrest. Two very different styles yet both equally beautiful examples of the art of glass.
Peter Secrest makes colorful blown glass vases, vessles and bowls. His murrini vases are created from decorative cross sections of canes. The fused scupltures are formed from larger murrini. He has participated in the Naples Open Studio Trail.
The hand-carved beads featured in William Glasner’s jewelry are unique in the 3,500 year history of glass bead making. Traditional techniques are combined in an innovative way. All beads are made by pulling hot glass into long hand blown tubes which are sawed into bead sized segments. The bead segments are then individually carved by hand with diamond wheels using traditional cut glass and Italian “batutto” techniques. Glasner then finishes the pieces with a proprietary polishing or acid etching process. His pieces have been exhibited throughout the U.S. including the Corning Museum of Glass.
Come to the Arts division to see magnificent beadwork by the Upstate New York Glass & Bead Jewelry Guild
The Bead Guild is a group devoted to bringing together people who have interest in beads and all methods of jewelry making. Members share their newest work, help others with jewelry making techniques, and share their passion for beads!
Bead Guild membership includes, monthly meetings with programs and demonstrations, Guild sponsored classes and special events offered throughout the year, and fabulous discounts at local bead stores. You can email them for more information, Upstatenewyorkbeadguild@hotmail.com