The Stained Glass Art of Bruce Porter

Artistic License Lecture Series presents: The Stained Glass Art of Bruce Porter – An Illustrated lecture by Theodore Ellison

Bruce Porter (1865-1953) is perhaps most well-known for the windows at the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco and the formal gardens he designed at Filoli. A true Renaissance man, he was at the center of Bay Area cultural life at the turn of the twentieth century. This talk, by Oakland based glass artist Theodore Ellison, will cover the artistry and timeline of Bruce Porter’s first career as a stained glass artist. Found in churches, private homes and exclusive clubs around California, this is a comprehensive look at Porter’s glasswork and will present the context and artistic influences that inspired his unique approach to the craft.
Wednesday, March 1st @ 7pm
The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA
Suggested donation $10/ $5 members