Explore, create, and reconsider at Facet & Form this Fall. Join in glass-creating activities, meet artisans testing the boundaries of stained glass, and learn more about how historic glass is preserved and created. Experiences in the arts await you around every corner of Trinity's historic campus - the art and craft of architectural stained glass and mosaic illuminated as you’ve never had the opportunity to see it before.
Facet & Form: Glass Tradition Reimagined
Friday, November 4, 2022 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Trinity Episcopal Church, Buffalo, NY
Self-self guided tour of Trinity's 19 historic stained glass windows
Live glass-making demonstrations
Fusing Fun: available for $20 each, every thirty minutes, and space is limited! Tickets can be purchases ahead of time or at the door if availability permits.
With Fusing Fun, create your own mini-window inspired by the architectural gems housed right here at Trinity Episcopal. Funds from this project go toward the 6 million dollar Window Restoration Campaign to preserve these singular treasures.
Raffle tickets for the chance to win various prizes, including work by internationally renowned stained glass designers and artisans
All proceeds to this fundraiser will support glass education, scholarships, and the preservation and sharing of the visionary and artistic stained glass treasures of Trinity Church.
Ticket price: $50.00
When Stained Glass Association of America Executive Director Megan McElfresh moved the Association to Buffalo, the big question was, “why?” Why would a 115-year-old organization benefit in Buffalo?
The SGAA has the distinct honor of being the only accrediting body for architectural stained glass in the United States. We are made up of stained glass artists of every level - ambassadors, professionals, and aficionados. Additionally, we maintain Standards and Guidelines for the Preservation of Stained (and Leaded) Glass Windows so that we may ensure the best possible stewardship of our nation’s art glass treasures for the next generations.
Buffalo has one of the best historical collections of stained glass in the country. From original windows from Louis Comfort Tiffany windows from the height of the art nouveau movement to intricate French grisaille and dalle de verre, Buffalo is the home to a diverse selection of notable glass. Our own headquarters at Trinity Episcopal Church contains original windows from both Louis Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge, one of only three places in the entire world to do so. The Western New York region belongs to several prominent glass studios, whose industrial glass shipments cross through our borders to reach our neighbors to the North.
The City of Good Neighbors, with its vibrant art community, love for its people, and pride for its history, makes it the perfect place for the stained glass community that feels the same way for its own members.
The Association's Stained Glass Foundation, in partnership with the Center of Glass & Light at Trinity Church, is hosting Facet & Form: Glass Tradition Reimagined, as a celebration of our new home in Buffalo. Through stained glass demonstrations, activities, and education, attendees will leave this event rethinking everything they know about stained glass.
The Stained Glass Association of America has worked nationally for 120 years. Now it’s time to bring national attention to Buffalo’s incredible collection of stained glass and to celebrate the new headquarters location of one of our nation’s oldest trade associations and our brand new Foundation, right here in Buffalo!
The Stained Glass Association of America Foundation works to bring the work of the SGAA to the streets of Buffalo and beyond. It strives to keep our communities vibrant, educate the emerging voices of the next generations, and lower the barriers of entry into the architectural applied arts.
The Center of Glass and Light was founded in 2007 as a secular not-for-profit organization for the purposes of preserving the artistic stained glass windows at Trinity and strengthening the Buffalo community for the future. These goals continue to guide the Center’s fundraising and programming today.
Located at Trinity Episcopal Church along with several other not-for-profit organizations that benefit the Buffalo community, the Center is poised to bring people together from throughout the region to learn new skills, discover new directions and forge new relationships through the study and appreciation of Trinity's windows and other initiatives.
To become a sponsor, please make donations via check to: The Stained Glass Association Foundation. Email us at email@example.com for more assistance.
Collect International Glass Artwork
Collect work by internationally renowned stained glass designers and artisans: Pictured here is a generous donation to our Fundraising Raffle for Facet & Form, a 12” x 12” window by Sofia Villamarin. Villamarin is an Argentinian and Italian artist who has gained an international reputation for her work and whose work is installed and held within notable collections around the world. We are so excited to bring work like this to our community here in Buffalo!
Watch glass making in action!
Our vitrigraph kilns will be up and running right in the sanctuary for our inaugural Facet & Form event. Watch molten glass flow, twist, coil and wind into shapes and designs that become part of a sheet of larger glass. This will be one of many demonstrations illustrating the many hands reflected in a monumental stained glass construction throughout the Trinity campus.
Limited tickets available to make your own glass window
Limited tickets available to make your very own mini-window inspired by the architectural gems housed right here at Trinity Episcopal. Funds from this project go toward the 6 million dollar Window Restoration Campaign to preserve these singular treasures.
Explore Trinity's Windows
Trinity Episcopal Church is the home to original stained glass windows designed by both William Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge - one of only three places in the world to do so! Explore our 19 stunning windows from the 1890s in full, breathtaking color in our self-guided tour of our Sanctuary.
Hors d'oeuvres & open bar!
There will be barbecue hors d'oeuvres and an open bar for the entirety of the night, courtesy of Fat Bob's Smokehouse! Come for dinner, drinks, and make it a unique night out!
Come learn more about the stained glass of yesterday, today, and tomorrow - from our biggest studios, restoration and preservation, architectural stained glass, and more!
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