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.
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.
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.
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