What do the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care and the National Cathedral in Washington, DC have in common? Magnificent stained glass made by stained glass master Mary Clerkin Higgins. This film, by Canaan resident Peter Swanson, follows the work of Rowan LeCompte, Dieter Goldkuhle, and Mary Clerkin Higgins, all masters of glass and light, who were commissioned to create and install their final stained glass window in Washington National Cathedral. The film explores the intense, painstaking work that goes into each window, and the sometimes painful, but ultimately joyous human process of bringing great art to life. Working their magic, these artists seek to control the light that shines into the massive building. Interviews with cathedral administrators, and clergy provide further insight into the human struggle of commissioning, creating, and installing windows on a monumental scale.
Post film discussion with filmmaker Peter Swanson, stained glass master artist Mary Clerkin Higgins, and renowned Vermont artist Sabra Field who created the image portrayed in the Jack Byrne Center For Hospice and Palliative Care chapel window.
For more information contact Marianne Barthel at 603-650-6187.
Free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by D-H Arts and OSHER@Dartmouth.