October 1, 2007

Church on the Plains


Several years ago, Michael Greer decided to retire from designing and building stained glass windows. He finished commissions in process, moved to the country, and embarked on a project painting icons for an eastern orthodox temple, newly built in Colorado.

Not too many miles away lived fellow liturgical artist, Norbert Ohnmacht. He and his family attended St. Catharine’s of Siena which several years before had been virtually destroyed by an arson fire. The modern sanctuary was redesigned by local architectural designer, John Pekarek, and when Greer stepped into the new sanctuary, all thoughts of retirement were a thing of the past. What true stained glass artist could resist the opportunity to design art for one blank window after another? And so the project began
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