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The American Glass Guild (AGG) Annual Conference

From: Victor Rothman <vrforsg<-a>
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2008
The American Glass Guild (AGG) is pleased to announce their third
annual conference to be held August 1-3, 2008, followed by two days
of tours of important stained glass installations in the
Philadelphia area. Speakers include Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe,from the
National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland, speaking on
both Harry Clarke, about whom she wrote a comprehensive biography,
and the important glass artist Wilhelmina Geddes. Conservators from
the Lincoln Cathedral in England will present the celebrated recent
treatment of the Dean's Eye Rose Window. Rowan LeCompte will discuss
his significant body of work, created over the past 60 years for a
wide array of installations including the National Cathedral in
Washington, DC.

Other national and international stained glass artists, art
historians and conservators, such as Susan Greenbaum, Carol
Heidschuster, Bob Jaeger, Kathy Jordan, Lance Kasparian, Barbara
Krueger, Tom Kupper, Charlie Lawrence, Gene Mallard, Ellen
Mandelbaum, Michael Mezalick, Ellen Miret,Nancy Nicholson, Lindsy
Parrott, Robert Pinart, E. Scott Taylor, Donald Samick, Judith
Hiemer Van Wie,Geoffrey Wallace, David Wilde, and Diane Wright will
make presentations.

Topics include the design journeys of many modern artists,
estimating stained glass projects, lime putty mortars, proper
structure and support, Belcher Mosaics and Tiffany Studios, among
others.

Guggenheim Fellow Judith Schaechter will lead a three-hour
pre-conference workshop entitled "Rethinking Stained Glass" the
morning of August 1, 2008. Other pre-conference workshops include
glass painting, computer design, fabrication and structure by
well-known artists and conservators in the field: Debora Coombs, J.
Kenneth Leap, Arthur Femenella and Roberto Rosa. For the first time
the AGG will have an exhibit of members' work at the conference
site. All members are encouraged to participate, but space is
limited, so reservations must be made by contacting Exhibit Chair,

    Barbara Krueger
    248-887-1283
    bek4450<-a t->aol< . >com

by June 15, 2008.

Glass panels must be ready for hanging. They cannot be more than 24
inches wide or exceed 400 square inches overall. Small sketches can
be exhibited as stand-alone posters. Members must arrange for hand
delivery and pick-up of their panels. The AGG cannot be responsible
for any aspect of shipping on either end. Objects are displayed at
exhibitors' risk.

An auction will be held to benefit the AGG's James Whitney
Scholarship Fund which provides support for training, workshops and
conference attendance both in the US and abroad. Information on
previous recipients is posted on the AGG website, where this year's
application (due April 15, 2008) can be downloaded. Past donations
to the auction have included books, stained-glass panels, glass,
tools, wine and more. A selection of auction items will be posted on
the website.

For information contact Auction Chair Kathy Jordan
<aog1987<-a t->aol< . >com>. Come commune with your fellow glassmates and find
out why so many attendees at past conferences have commented they
went home with expanded vision and renewed energy! Conference
details can be found at:

    <URL:http://www.americanglassguild.org/
        2008%20Conference/2008_conference.htm>

    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

Victor Rothman
1468 Midland Ave #5A
Bronxville NY 10708


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