“On the Shoulders of Giants: Innovation in American Stained Glass”

The Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) – a 120-year-old professional organization headquartered in Buffalo – has launched a fabulous new exhibition at The Buffalo History Museum. The show, titled “On the Shoulders of Giants: Innovation in American Stained Glass,” features colorful and intricate works by artists that include Indre Bileris, Quentin Blackman, Shay Bredimus, Amir H. Fallah, James Jean, El Mac, Narcissus Quaguata, Judith Schaechter, and Dani Tull.

SGAA is the only body able to provide accreditation to qualified studios that maintain the highest possible integrity in craftsmanship and business practices. 

Fans of the stained glass medium, and those looking to learn more about the culture that surrounds the fascinating world of stained glass, can pay a visit to the Museum through mid-January. The exhibition is being held downstairs, in the Museum’s Penfold Portico. Click here for more information.

The exhibition showcases the craftsmanship found in contemporary stained glass. James Jean’s “Pagoda Umbrella” | Photo by Anthony Greco

“The world of stained glass is constantly evolving with the advancements in technology,” according to 5th generation studio owner David Judson. “Despite being an ancient craft, new and innovative methods are being discovered every day. These advancements present exciting opportunities for the future of this beautiful medium. We are thrilled to witness the endless possibilities that lie ahead.”

“Silent Sounds”, “Memento Mori”, “Silent Traveler”, and “The Artifacts Left Behind by Amir H. Fallah”, c. 2022; photo courtesy of Dio Horio Gallery

For those interested in further-exploring the realm of contemporary stained glass in Buffalo, the SGAA’s annual conference taking place in Buffalo at the end of September – click here to learn more about the growing interest in mosaic and glass arts.

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