Monday June 2, 2014 | by Lindsay von Hagn

American Glass Guild celebrates glass and light in Bryn Athyn, Pa at 10th annual conference

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Now in its tenth year, the American Glass Guild will host its tenth annual conference, this year titled "Glasstopia," in Bryn Athyn, Pennslyvania, from Thursday, June 26 through Monday, June 30. The guild is aimed at people with an "interest in stained, leaded and decorative glass and its preservation and restoration," according to the organiztion's Website.

Renowned glass artist Narcissus Quagliata, known for exquisite stained glass works Taiwan Dome of Light, a ceiling in Taiwan train station, and Divinity of Light, a cupola at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome, will give the keynote address on June 26 at the Glencairn Museum. Other speakers and panelists, art and conservation workshops and demonstrations, guided tours, and other events throughout the suburban Philadephia town of Byrn Athyn will take place throughout the five-day conference.

The Bryn Athyn Historic District Landmark in Lights celebration, an event which includes free admission to Bryn Athyn attractions such as the Glencairn Museum, Cairnwood Estate, and Bryn Athyn Cathedral, will be held in conjunction with Glasstopia on evening of Thursday, June 26. A live auction of contemporary stained glass and other glass objects will be held on Saturday, June 28 at Byrn Aryn College, with proceeds going toward the James Whitney Scholarship Fund of the American Glass Guild, providing support to students and artists working in glass. Concluding during the conference on Sunday, June 29 is the American Glass Guild's annual juried exhibition, "American Glass Now: 2014", which feautres nineteen stained glass artists and has been on view since April 27.

For a full schedule of events and registration information, visit

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