02 February 2017

The Stained Glass Art of Bruce Porter

Artistic License presents

The Stained Glass Art of Bruce Porter

An illustrated lecture by Theodore Ellison

Wednesday, 1 March 2017
7:00 pm
Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley

Suggested donation $10 general; $5 Hillside Club members

Bruce Porter (1865–1953) is perhaps best known for the stained-glass windows at the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco and the formal gardens he designed at Filoli. A true Renaissance man, Porter was at the center of Bay Area cultural life at the turn of the 20th century. This talk, by Oakland based glass artist Theodore Ellison, will cover the artistry and timeline of Bruce Porter’s first career as a stained-glass artist. Found in churches, private homes, and exclusive clubs around California, this is a comprehensive look at Porter’s glasswork and will present the context and artistic influences that inspired his unique approach to the craft.

Artistic License is a group of skilled professional artisans dedicated to historic architectural restoration and newly interpreted period design. Working in the tradition of historic artisan guilds, Artistic License members provide a wide range of services and products from architectural design and building restoration to period furnishings and fine finishes.


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