Happy Halloween and welcome to November!
It is difficult express how excited I am at receiving a wonderful package from Robert Jekyll. In it were a huge collection of Lead Line Magazines starting from the inaugural issue, April 5th, 1977 - completely typewriter written, as are the next 4 or 5 issues, then, right up to about 2000. They are a delight to read. The quality bond paper of the first issue, is just yellowing evenly now, showing thoughtful reflections of the stained glass happenings of the time.
As I continue to get each paged scanned digitally, issues will become part of the Artists in Stained Glass archive. To encourage exploration of these future additions to the website, I'll be sharing some tidbits as I go. So - from humble beginnings - the membership list from April 1976:
Ulrich Beier, Clive Blewchamp, Carol Dunsford, John Foley, Ira Ginsburg, Martha Henry, Robert Jekyll, A.A. MacDonald, Karen Morris, John Stonkus, Jack Taylor, Denise Therrien, James Tompkins and rounding out the group - Yvonne Williams, at number 14.
I know where Robert is, and it's been a few years since touching base with Carol Dunsford and sadly I know that Yvonne Williams has past, but what of the others?
Please let me know where any of these stained glass pioneers are.
Turtle Creek Art Glass - Eleanor Brownbridge
Saturday, November 14th
BlueShores Club House at 28 Waterfront Circle, Collingwood. 10am 4pm.
Thursday, November 26th to Monday, November 30th.
ONE OF A KIND Christmas Show and Sale, Direct Energy Centre, CNE, Toronto.
booth R29 for the first five days of the show only.
December 2nd to January 2nd
WINTER'S GIFT at the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, 163 Huron St., Collingwood.
Sarah Hall Studios - more info Sarah Hall Studios
I am happy to share our new solar art glass windows at Grass Valley Elementary School in Camas, Washington. The school will host an official opening on October 28, 2009. This colorful project for the main stairwell presents solar energy in an imaginative, joyful way for the students. Rainbow projections fill the space and the glass spiral of LED's (connected to solar panels) glow brighter when there is more sunshine.
Laya Crust and I are pleased to announce a 2009 Design Award from IFRAA (American Institute of Architects) for our triptych "I Will Bless You" created for the Beit Knesset of Union for Reform Judaism, New York City.
Great news from our friends at the Stained Glass Association of America
The Stained Glass Association of America would like to invite the members of Artists in Stained Glass to join them in Kansas City!
Summer Conference - June 28th-30th, 2010 Kansas City Missouri
The Stained Glass Association of America is extending their member's rate to all members of Artists in Stained Glass. Early member registration is only $200.00 until December 31th, 2009.
Registration fee after January 1st is $250.00 and after April 1st is $275.00.
To take advantage of $75.00 savings - call toll free from Canada, 1 800 438-9581 before the end of the year - just make sure your membership with Artists in Stained Glass is current and in good standing. More conference information at the SGAA website, it sounds like a great conference line-up. Hope to see you there!