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2007 American Glass Guild Conference

Hilton Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
July 25-29, 2007


Wednesday, July 25

Church Tour (Lunch Provided by the AGG)
Clifford Oster A memorial session to celebrate the life and work of Albinas Elskus
Reception - Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar; book sale and signing

Thursday, July 26

Stained Glass Walking Tour – Grace Church
Welcome/Introductions
Rowan LeCompte Stained Glass Costs
Robert Pinart A Conversation with Mark Liebowitz
Patrick Reyntiens Does the Stained Glass World Have a Future?
Charles Z. Lawrence The Evolution of My Work
Jean-Jacques Duval Capturing the Light
"Reflections" Panel discussion with Robert Pinart, Rowan Le Compte, Jean-Jacques Duval,  Helmut Schardt, Charles Z. Lawrence, and moderated by Dick Millard."

 Friday, July 27

Judith Schaechter  Solder and Cremora
Sylvia Nicolas and Nick Parrendo Multiple Aspects of Iconography
Helmut Schardt  The Work of Benoit Gilsoul
Ken Leap "The Cathedral in My Back Yard: Glass Making in Bryn Athyn, PA"
Debora Coombs "A Personal Journey: Paint, Pattern and Light"
Heidi Scheffler and Stephane Ruault "Meetings on the Via Vitro, the Glass Road"
Cash bar open – Rosemoor Foyer
Dinner provided by AGG – Rosemoor Ballroom
Live Auction!
Member Slide Show

 Saturday, July 28

Daniella Peltz An Examination of the Lead Matrices of 19th Century American Plated Opalescent Stained Glass Windows by John La Farge
Cliff Oster Stained Glass Stains
John Bridges and Laurie Wells "Old World Stone:   Here, There and Back Again"
Saara Gallin Synagogue Windows: A personal selection
Arthur Femenella "To Lead or Not To Lead, That Appears to be The Question"
Gene Mallard Acid etching as an integral aspect of stained glass
Karen Long The Ten Things You Must Do For a Safe and Compliant Studio
Debora Coombs Revealing The Journey: Designing a Window From Start to Finish
Break (Lunch in the Hotel Provided by AGG)
Don Samick Cash Flow Analysis
Marie Foucault Basis For An Open Vision
Sandra Liotus and David Crampton-Barden If the Light of God is Not Available
Don Burt The Enabled Amateur 
Drew Anderson Documentation Panel with Vic Rothman
Anne Litwin Understanding Personality Style Differences; Communicating More Effectively with Customers and Co-Workers
Roundtable on Repair and Restoration, Moderated by Art Femenella
Roundtable on Design and Painting

 Sunday, July 29

Ken Leap Designing with Glass Eye & Adobe Photoshop Software
Arthur Femenella and Roberto Rosa Two Paisans Fixin’ Stuff:  Restoration Techniques