BLOG 28 / BRAZILIAN CHURCH WINDOW PROJECT: STEP TWO / by steve joseph

Special thanks to the following for supporting this project:
The Sacatar Foundation, Greg, Archie, Stan, Thomas & Annette, Dita & Dave, Fred & Susan, Cousin Midge, Cousin Connie, Bob, James, Jennifer, Seth & Sarah, Fred & Sharon, and HITlights LED, and last but not least my family: Peppy-Jo, Rita, Patty, and Johnny & Annie.

Political protesters.

Political protesters.

This is my second blog on my Brazilian stained glass project.. starting out with a photo of some colorful protestors (above). The Sacatar Foundation, who is hosting me along with 5 other art residents, has a great program that introduces us to the local region and customs. For the first 4 days we had mini van trips to the city of Salvador, and our island of Itaparica and (above) local towns.

Fellow Art Residents: (L-R) Glab Skubachevskiy (Russian), Mauricio Adinolfi (Brazilian), Pedro Henrique Lemes Da Silva (Brazilian) and Bruce Odland (New York).

Fellow Art Residents:

(L-R) Glab Skubachevskiy (Russian), Mauricio Adinolfi (Brazilian), Pedro Henrique Lemes Da Silva (Brazilian) and Bruce Odland (New York).

These mini van trips are a very good way to get to know the artist you will be living and working around for the next 2 months. It is day number 11, and I already know they are a very creative and inspirational group.

(Clockwise from top left) Rebuilding the frame, stained glass central image, my work space at the Sacatar Froundation, and the inside of the Nossa Senhora da Piede church.

(Clockwise from top left) Rebuilding the frame, stained glass central image, my work space at the Sacatar Froundation, and the inside of the Nossa Senhora da Piede church.

After all the tours, it was time to unpack and re-assemble the stainless steel frame, and the 40 pounds of glass I had in my carry on. I had painted and fired the image of Nossa Senhora onto white stained glass, when I was teaching at Penland School of Craft, so the central panel was where I decided to start. It is totally finished now (on day 11), and I am well into production of the 12 side panels. 
I was also able to see inside the church, and inspect the electrical connection. The plan is to have LED lighting behind the art that will be on a timer starting daily at 6pm, and turning off around 10pm.
To end this 2nd blog is a image of the outside of the newly painted church (below).
Please help by making a donation by mailing me a check, made out and mailed to:
Joseph Cavalieri, 216 East 7th Street, apt 10, New York, NY 10009, USA. Thank you for your support! - Joseph

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