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Wednesday May 27, 2015 | by Justyna Turek

Stained glass artists to convene in Washington, D.C., for 10th annual conference

From June 18th through the 21st, 2015 the American Glass Guild will kick off its 10th Anniversary Conference in Rockville, Maryland, and Washington, DC. The event will include workshops by leading stained-glass artists as well as lectures and demonstrations. The three-day event will be preceded by The Annual Live Auction, which raises funds for the James Whitney Memorial Scholarship. Accompanying the whole event will be the exhibition "American Glass Now," a showcase of the most recognized stained-glass works from 2015. On a special note is the special event at the spectacular National Cathedral.

The American Glass Guild (AGG), an inclusive organization that encourages the participation of all people with an interest in stained, leaded, and decorative glass and its preservation and restoration. The special lectures and demonstrations by national and international artists will take place from 19th through the 21st of June. The keynote speech will be delivered by William Cochran with a lecture about landmark public artworks, with a special emphasis on the engagement of the community in the creative process. The general schedule is available on AGG’s website.

The series of workshops will be provided by artists such as Peter McGrain ("The Vitri-Fusaille Process"), William Cochran ("All About the Light: Tonal Value and Dynamic Design), Nancy Gong ("Chipping and Textural Etching Workshop"), Troy Moody ("Kiln-forming"), Sasha Zhitneva ("The Clear Pallete"), and an introductory workshop about lamination with Volker Brock

The James Whitney Memorial Scholarship will have a fundraising auction on Friday night, June 19th. The scholarship fund also supports the AGG’s educational programs.

The  juried exhibition "American Glass Now: 2015" will be on display in the tower of the National Cathedral from May 1st through July 31st, with an opening reception and walk through with both the jury and the artists on Saturday, June 20th. As an additional attraction, a bus tour of highlights of the region’s the most incredible stained glass windows will take place on Sunday afternoon, June 21st.

For more information, visit the American Glass Guild conference page on their Website.

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