Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Why stained glass works in sacred and secular spaces

By Kelsey Dallas
Pieces of art glass are assembled into panels for “The Roots of Knowledge,” a 200-foot-long stained glass installation for Utah Valley University, at Holdman Studios in Lehi on Nov. 4, 2016.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stained glass windows are both permanent and ever-changing. They can't be easily moved from their frame or rearranged, but shifting sunbeams affect what each new admirer sees. "Stained glass brings light and color and story into a building at the same time," said Virginia Chieffo Raguin, an art history professor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. "No other medium does that." The art form's unique characteristics have attracted artisans and architects for centuries, even as the demand fell for traditional houses of worship, where stained glass was first widely used, reported the Deseret News (http://bit.ly/2fVmmQA).[link]