Saturday, February 18, 2023

Landmark the Kogen-Miller and Glasner Studios!

Via Edgar Miller Legacy -
A call to landmark the Kogen-Miller and Glasner Studios in Chicago. 

Recently, the Kogen-Miller and Glasner Studios building was featured in a cover article in the Chicago Sun-Times on December 26, 2022, unfortunately concerning litigation stemming from allegations of improper management and neglect by the controlling majority owners of the property’s condo association. A second article in the same edition, The Glasner Studio, a true Chicago gem, accurately describes the building as an incredibly significant and unique architectural achievement in the City of Chicago, worth protecting.
The Kogen-Miller Studios and the Glasner Studio make up one of the most remarkable apartment buildings in the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois, and the United States, and they are more than deserving of landmark designation to ensure their long-term protection.
Add your name and voice to the petition as we call on the Commission on Chicago Landmarks to designate the property at 1734 North Wells Street an official Chicago Landmark.
At the very least, sign the petition. If possible, write a letter. Information on writing a letter to the Landmarks Commission

I visited the Studios in 2015 and the place is amazing. So very worth preserving and making available to the public someway, anyway. There is an album of 47 photos from that visit on my Flickr site - Kogen Miller Studios, Chicago IL

Just one example from the Flickr album - 


Thursday, February 16, 2023

Salem Stained Glass

A look on YouTube at a studio, Salem Stained Glass. I worked from about 2001-2004. I was the production manager there for over 2 years. The film is via Phill Hamby, who was early in his career at the studio when I was there. A good guy. He is the one working on the computer in the video. I was the one to introduce and set up the computer graphics they use in the studio. I'm glad it's helped them in the years since.

This aired as a part of UNC's Our State Series in November 2009. Al Priest, interviewed in the video, sadly passed away in 2018. Salem Stained Glass Studio is still around though.

Salem Stained Glass UNC TV Segment

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Saga of Sins - Stained Glass Inspired Game

 Saga Of Sins Brings Demon Hunting And Stained Glass Window Visuals To Switch In March

Quote - 

"Anything for a weird life."

     Zaphod Beeblebrox approaches the Total Perspective Vortex:
     The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Fit the Eighth)  By Douglas Adams

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Pub Windows Small Commission

Grayson Perry's Full English Episode 2 Thu 3 Feb 2023

The video goes straight to a small bit of  the full documentary, part of Grayson Perry’s series Full English. I have no comment other than that this is pub owner telling a story using four simple stained glass panels in his pub. I like small personal commissions like this.

Just a few minutes long.

Friday, February 3, 2023

An Artist Talk with Pinkie Maclure

 An Artist Talk with Pinkie Maclure

From the Stained Glass Museum Youtube account

I'd seen a little of Pincki Maclure's work and liked it, but this talk has more detail.
Simple presentation, but nice info.

October 12, 2022 - 1:07:46 long
Best to look at it full screen.