American Glass Guild




2006 Conference Overview

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Friday  7/21 


11:00 -12:30 Registration
12:30 - 1:00 K. McWilliams Tribute to Jim Whitney 
1:00 - 2:00 Welcome/Introductions
2:00 - 2:50 Robert Pinart The Glass Will Tell The Story
3:00 - 3:50 Linda Cannon Cottier Window Restoration
4:00 - 5:00 Debora Coombs

Raising the Bar:  The  Good, The Lead and The Ugly

5:00 - 7:15 Break (Dinner on your own)
7:30- 8:00 Tip Time (Vic Rothman, Moderator)
8:00 - 8:30 Cliff Oster Albinas Elskus’ Windows Depicting the First American Catholic Saint
8:30 -  Slide Show of Attendees Work

Saturday  7/22

9:00 - 9:50 Jean M. Farnsworth The state of the American Stained-Glass Craft Prior to the Civil War
9:00 - 9:50 Barbara Krueger Statewide Surveys of Stained Glass Windows
10:00 - 10:50 Arthur Femenella

Victoria’s Secret – Traditional and Non-Traditional Means of Support

10:00 - 10:50 Karen  Mulder

A Season of Impact:  Revisiting the Influence of Schaffrath, Schreiter, Poensgen and the Germans

11:00 - 11:50

Drew Anderson

Linda Cannon

Geoff Wallace

CVMA Guidelines for the Conservation of Stained Glass


11:00 - 11:50 Jerry Durr Nurture or Nature?  How I Design
12:00 - 1:00 Break (Lunch in the Hotel Provided by AGG)
1:00 - 1:50 Linda  Cannon Professional Accreditation for Conservators in the United Kingdom: How it Works
1:00 - 1:50 Sylvia Nicolas A Stroll Through the History and Iconography of European Stained Glass:  Facts, Fallacies, Myths and Misadventures
2:00 - 2:50 Mark Liebowitz

“Mark, My Love, Find Me That Special Blue”

2:00 - 2:50 Arthur Femenella Why is the Sky Blue?
3:00 - 3:50 Kevin Grabowski Arthur Femenella

Protective Glazing and Window Installations Panel

3:00 -3:50 David Wilson

The Work of Robert Sowers

4:00 - 5:00 Dick  Millard Replication, Reproduction or Restoration Painting
5:00 - 7:15 Break (Dinner on your own)
7:30 -  Roundtable Discussions

Sunday  7/23

9:00 - 9:50 Mary C. Higgins The Treatment of an Early 13th Century Window
10:00 - 12:00 Geoff  Wallace Preventive and Remedial Conservation
12:00 - 1:00 Break (Lunch in the Hotel Provided by AGG)
1:00 - 2:20 Stephen Koob Cleaning, Care and Repair of Glass
2:30 - 3:20 Live Auction! 
3:30 - 5:00

Both Sides of the Fence: Topical Issues in Stained Glass

5:00 - 7:15 Break (6:00 pm Buffet dinner provided by AGG)
7:30 -  Roundtable Discussions


Monday 7/24 

8:45           Bus for Church Tour departs hotel.  

The Tour includes three historic churches of Troy. St. Paul’s Church was built in 1827. In the 1890’s, the Church underwent major structural changes and also engaged the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company to redesign the interior. There are windows and mosaics by J.A. Holzer. The East window is one of his masterpieces. Other windows, by Cox and Sons of London, the Lamb Studio of New Jersey, and a Boston firm, relate harmoniously to those of Tiffany's.

St. John’s Episcopal Church was built in 1855. The elegant interior is highlighted by a number of great windows, including windows by Tiffany, Holzer, Lamb, Westlake & Barraud, Cox Sons Buckley & Co. and other unknown artists. There are also beautiful mosaic floors by Holzer.

St Joseph RC Church. This large Catholic Church is filled with windows and lamps from the Tiffany Studios of New York. 

12:05     Lunch provided by AGG to attendees staying for the afternoon tour.

 1:15      Arrive at Oakwood Cemetery: Restoration Program

Oakwood Cemetery, founded in 1848 and in continued use since 1850, is significant in landscape architecture as one of New York State's most distinguished and well-preserved 19th century rural cemeteries. Our final stop is the Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel at Oakwood, designed by prominent Albany architects Fuller and Wheeler. It is a striking building in the Richardsonian Romanesque style with windows by Tiffany and Maitland Armstrong. There will be ample time to study the windows. The Restoration Program will comprise short talks by the panelists followed with an open question and discussion session.

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