The summer series of the Huntington Area Art Society kicks off this evening with a new focus: artwork created in relationship to buildings, such as stained glass and public art on buildings.
The first of three presentations, “Von Gerichten Stained Glass: An American Tradition,” will be led by guest presenter Dennis Shobe, owner and operator of Shobe’s Stained Glass, and will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at The Cellar Door, 905 Third Ave.
The Von Gerichten studio closed in 1931 and Shobe acquired the collection in the early 1970s. It contains stained-glass masterpieces that combine the arts of representational drawing, painting with glazes and kiln-firing to fuse a drawing permanently to sheets of colored glass.
One stained-glass work and some of the tools of the trade will be on display at the talk.
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.: “Von Gerichten Stained Glass: An American Tradition” by Dennis Shobe, owner/operator of Shobe’s Stained Glass
Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 p.m.: “Public Art: Who pays? Who benefits? Who cares?” by Jonathan Cox, professor of sculpture at Marshall University
Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 p.m.: “A Legacy Denied: Lost Country Houses of Ireland” by Geoff Fleming, executive director of the Huntington Museum of Art
Photos: “King of Kings” and “Sacrifice of Isaac” are examples of stained glass that will be discussed at the May 11 presentation of Huntington Area Art Society.