THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF MECHANICS & TRADESMEN OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Creating a Major Stained Glass Installation to Foster Engaged Learning at Utah Valley University
Monday, October 17th
5:30-6:30 pm Stained Glass Exhibition Viewing
6:30-8:30 pm Panel Discussion and Reception
Tom Holdman, Artist; Matthew Holland, President, Utah Valley University; Kate McPherson, UVU Professor of English; Cybele Maylone, Executive Director, UrbanGlass; Rebecca Allan, Moderator
ROOTS OF KNOWLEDGE, a significant new work of stained glass, is soon to be installed in the library at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem. Conceived by Utah artist and former UVU student Tom Holdman, the work was commissioned to celebrate the 75th anniversary of what is today the largest public university in the state. It will anchor an undulating wall of windows comprising 60,000 pieces of glass. It will also serve as the centerpiece of a new educational partnership with Utah Education Network to extend the reach of Roots of Knowledge through rich curriculum materials and field trip opportunities for students and teachers across Utah. Cybele Maylone, Executive Director of UrbanGlass in Brooklyn will give an introductory lecture, followed by a conversation with UVU President Matthew Holland, Tom Holdman, and Kate McPherson who will speak about the creation of Roots of Knowledge as a fusion of art, education, and public space. Rebecca Allan, artist and educator will moderate.
Concurrently, from October 12-17, there will be an exhibition of six original windows from the Roots of Knowledge project, on view in The General Society Library Balcony. Exhibition hours and information here.
The panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.
Advance registration is strongly recommended.
Suggested admission is $10 contribution or pay what you will. Admission to the stained glass exhibit is free.
To register please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo of Tom Holdman and Roots of Knowledge windows: Holdman Studios
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.