In conjunction with the installation of the artwork on the 'True North' wind tower attached to the new library at Regent College Sarah Hall discusses her work in North America and Germany. Her discussion focus on the art of stain glass work, the science of photovoltaics and the marriage between them which is seen in her recent work both at Regent and elsewhere.
Sarah Hall is one of North America's best known stained glass artists. Her work has received numerous awards for outstanding liturgical art from the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture and Ministry and Liturgy. These include several International First Place 'Bene Awards' Outstanding Liturgical Art and Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects.
Ms. Hall was recently elected into membership of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, an honour achieved by only five Canadian glass artists in the history of the Academy. Her exceptional contribution to the built environment was honoured in 1997 by the Ontario Association of Architects "Allied Arts Award".
Sarah Hall's work includes some of the largest stained glass projects in North America: the 3000-square-foot window wall at St. Andrew Church, the massive stained glass skylight at St. Marguerite d'Youville and the current project of 33 monumental windows based on the Doctors of the Church for St. Catharine of Siena in Columbus, Ohio.
Sarah attended the Architectural Glass Program at Swansea College of Art, Wales, U.K. and earned her Diploma in Architectural Glass from the City and Guilds of London Institute. Ms. Hall apprenticed with Lawrence Lee, Glass Master at the Royal College of Art, and followed this with a year of living in Jerusalem studying gold-leaf and middle eastern techniques.
In addition to studio work, Sarah has published over 35 articles on stained glass, as well as her book "The Color of Light: Commissioning Stained Glass for a Church" (Liturgy Training Publications). This book was published by the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1999, and is the first book of its kind in the field. Sarah has established her studio in Toronto and keeps a busy international schedule with lectures, exhibitions and projects.