British Society of Master Glass Painters Summer Lecture: ‘Painting and Stained Glass in the Work of Ardyn Halter’, by Ardyn Halter

Friday, 23rd June 2017, 6.15pm for 6.45pm start.

Fig. 1. A window by Ardyn Halter.

Fig. 1. A window by Ardyn Halter.

Ardyn Halter was born in London in 1956. He is known as a painter, print maker, and designer and maker of stained glass. He has worked on large-scale projects in England, Israel and Rwanda. His lecture will track his work and reflect on a range of questions prompted by it such as: Are painting and stained glass necessarily separate aesthetic activities, do they involve different mind-sets, and what it the correlation between the two techniques? Are there constraints associated with stained glass work that do not apply in painting or printmaking? Ardyn will address how the different disciplines interrelate and nourish each other, and how his stained-glass work has influenced his painting and printmaking; and will examine whether one sees and relates to translucent colour differently to the way one views and uses colour on paper or on canvas. His principle stained-glass windows have been commissioned works, and Ardyn will question to what extent has the very fact of their being commissioned affected their design.

The lecture will take place at The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT. It is open to members and non-members of the Society, and admission is by ticket only. For more information and to book tickets, see the BSMGP website.

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