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Buffalo’s Monumental Stained Glass Variety

10/20 @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Megan McElfresh, Executive Director of the Stained Glass Association of America will join us to discuss the museum of stained glass installation across the City of Buffalo. She will also provide a list of ‘must-see’ locations of various styles of windows in WNY.

Admission is $10 general; $5 members.

About the Speaker

McElfresh has dedicated her professional life to community service and the art and science of stained glass. Prior to working with the Stained Glass Association of America, she worked in a variety of roles from operations management at a life sciences firm in Washington, D.C. to IT & web support for small non-profit art organizations. In 2011, McElfresh moved from Northern Virginia to Buffalo, NY, and that year, began her own studio, McElf GlassWorks. Megan drew energy and inspiration for her studio both from causes she was passionate about from her professional career as well as from her new community in Buffalo. She never turned down an opportunity to collaborate with neighborhood teens and local programs to provide enthusiastic and creative educational enrichment to those who might otherwise have never gotten such opportunities.

Megan’s studio work has been featured in the Stained Glass Quarterly, Design NY, The Buffalo News, and Buffalo Rising. She accepted the role as Executive Director of the Stained Glass Association of America in November 2017 and later that year moved the entire operations of the 120-year old organization to Buffalo, NY. On accepting the role with the SGAA, Megan directed her energies fueled by 15 years of experience in glasswork, operations and project management, on sowing the seeds of long-term change and the rebuilding of the SGAA’s core programs. Now approaching their 125th anniversary, in a new cooperative office space where staff can serve along others working toward a similar mission, McElfresh is enthusiastic about working toward the SGAA’s renewed vision.

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