Long term SIAC member and officer Yan Reiger recently completed a series of fused glass pieces for the grounds of Kellenberg High School in Uniondale NY. They were completed at the Stift Schlierbach glass studios in Austria.
The CA Conference 2017
5 - 7 May High Leigh Conference Centre
Our speaker, Sophie Hacker, graduated from the Slade School of Art in 1989. Her work is in public and private collections across the UK and abroad, and used regularly in publications.
Sophie Hacker has been working as a professional artist for over twenty five years, with a particular interest in using the visual arts to explore and communicate the Christian faith. She teaches and lectures regularly around the country and runs residential art courses whilst continuing her practice in stained glass, ecclesiastical textiles, painting and sculpture.
Recent commissions include an artistic, musical and poetic collaboration inspired by the music of Olivier Messiaen, and two new stained glass windows for a church in St Albans Diocese, due for completion in early 2017.
Sophie is also Arts and Exhibitions Consultant to Winchester Cathedral and an active member of ACE Trust.
“Through Him everything was made”
His Mad Plan, a new movement in Ireland for Catholics involved in the arts, host their first weekend in Dublin March 20th-22nd. The weekend will include times of prayer, community and formation for Artists - whether involved in music, writing, visual arts or drama. Come along for a chance to spend time with other artists of faith, to pray together, share and discuss ideas and to explore the vocation and the mission to share in God's Creativity through talks and workshops.
For more information see the website, www.hismadplan.tk or email email@example.com
Christian Arts currently has an exhibition in London based on the sacred poems and sermons of John Donne. The exhibition is on at two sites - St James Church, Piccadilly, and St Giles Church, Cripplegate. ACE (Art and Christianity Enquiry), a Christian magazine about the arts, is holding a conference at the same time in these two churches. The exhibition is open to the general public from July 1st to 21st 2014. All the artists have made works based on passages from Donne's poems and sermons.
We are sad to report the death of long term member and former SIAC treasurer Louis Kuypers who passed away on December 16th at the age of 89. The announcement forwarded by his family.
SIAC mourns the loss of long term member and officer Bert Dusil, sculptor and goldsmith. His will be missed, and we extend our love and deepest condolences to his widow Irmi.
A message from former SIAC president Yan Rieger:
Hello members of SIAC, it is with great sadness and deep feelings of loss that I learned the passing away of our most honorable and beloved friend Berthold Dusil. Bert was a very appreciated inspirational member. for a long time he held the position of General Secretary in our organization and was instrumental in furthering the cause of SIAC broadening the membership and organizing many valuable gatherings in different countries bringing together artists from many nations. He was a talented artist and donated time and efforts for the cause of promoting profound spiritual creations. We lost a great leader and a very special personal friend. His legacy and his art creations shall be present in our lives. He certainly will be missed by all of us. With my deepest sympathy.
Bert at the 2005 SIAC congress in Reichenau, Germany.
Glass Workshop May 2011
SIAC will be hosting an informal glass workshop from 9 to 13 May 2011 in the Abbey of Schlierbach, Austria. Respond ASAP by e-mail to; firstname.lastname@example.org The prices are the same as those for the congress in 2010. More info and a report on the previous glass workshop.
Member Exhibit: Francoise & Yan Rieger Glass
Oysterponds Historical Society will host an exhibition by Orient artists and residents Françoise & Yan Rieger entitled Fiber & Glass. The exhibition will feature the two artist's colorful collection of tapestries and fused art glass. The large abstract tapestries have been designed and woven by Françoise on a high-warp loom in the "haute lisse" technic. The artistic art glass panels are small colorful abstract compositions - decorative and complementary to an interior, attractive in an intimate setting.
This exhibition is free and open to the public. Open Saturdays and Sundays April 2-23 from 2pm-5pm at the Janet T. Swanson Gallery at the Society's Old Point Schoolhouse. Additionally, there will be an OHS members-only preview on Friday, April 1 from 4-6pm.
Oysterponds Historical Society | PO Box 70 | 1555 Village Lane | Orient | NY | 11957
|A conference/workshop is planned for Sept 27-Oct 1 2010 in the beautiful Schlierbach Abbey in Schlierbach Austria. The conference will provide an opportunity to learn and work in the famous glass workshops of Schlierbach and visit nearby sights as well as providing artists with opportunities for discussion, networking and presenting their work. Participants should try to register before July 20th to ensure availability. Registration and additional information.|
SIAC member Anthony Santella is co-curator of Naked Measures at St Paul the Apostle Church in New York City. The exhibition runs from Sept 17th till Oct 29th, the opening reception is Sept 30th from 7-9pm. Church of St Paul the Apostle, Columbus ave and 60th st, NY, NY. More info at http://openingsny.com/.
SIAC member Anthony Santella has helped to organize and is exhibiting in God Doesn't Like Ugly, a group exhibit to be held within St. Paul the Apostle church in New York City. Exhibition dates below, more info at http://openingsny.com/.
SIAC mourns the loss of Muriel Pulitzer, noted woodcarver and long term SIAC member.
On a personal note, I met Muriel only once, days after 9-11, in Luxembourg she told me I didn't understand angels, and needed to read the Divine Comedy, particularly the Paradiso. She said this in such a forceful, authoritative way I've never forgotten it. On getting back to the US I got the Divine Comedy out of the Rutgers University library, and kept renewing it for the next four years, as I struggled through my Phd and all those levels of heaven and hell... In a couple days and less than 50 words she made herself one of those people you never forget.
I invite those who knew her better to send me any memories they would like to share.
-Anthony Santella, ed.
Thanks to Richard O'Connor for the photo above
Member Yan Reiger
The Oysterponds Historical
Society in Orient, NY will host an exhibition by Orient artist
and resident Yan Rieger entitled Fusion: Contemporary Art
Glass from Friday, May 2 to Sunday, May 18, 2008 on
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm.
Also the Oysterponds
Historical Society is seeking applicants for the position of
Director, those interested can email
SIAC regretfully acknowledges the death of former SIAC President Dame Winefride Pruden. Dame Pruden was a Papal Dame, an honour given her for many years service to the church and to art. She was an art historian, under her maiden name of Winefride Wilson, and she was also a silversmith, and the wife of well known English silversmith Dunstan Pruden.
Member Anthony Santella
Member Yan Rieger
Member Geraldine Farrell
Member John Armstrong is completing work
on a large notice board for the shrine of Our Lady of Willesden,
north London, UK . This site has been a national shrine since
1300, and was known to have been visited by Saint Sir Thomas
More in the 16th century.
Congress 2005: Christian Artists and
War and Peace: Muslim
John was also involved in planning a well-received exhibition of Christian art at Westminster Cathedral, London, England in July 2006.
Member Anthony Santella