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SDPB Stained Glass Documentary Presentation at Monastery

Published Date2\19\2013
South Dakota Public Broadcasting Television explores the state's artistic history with a new documentary: LIGHT OF THE PRAIRIE "Stained Glass in South Dakota."

Dr. Barbara Johnson, the consultant for the film, will be at Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton, in coordination with the Benedictine Institute's Center for Active Learners, to show the documentary followed by questions and discussion on Thursday, February 21st at 10:00 a.m. The presentation is funded by the SD Humanities Council and is free and open to the public with coffee and cookies provided.

The documentary features stained glass from the Episcopal Church in Yankton, as well as stained glass from St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion.

The one-hour SDPB Television production travels throughout the state to look at a beautiful and often under appreciated aspect of South Dakota's history. The documentary touches on the history and culture of stained glass windows with expert and Humanities Scholar Dr. Barbara Johnson of Aberdeen.

Many communities across the state have used these stained glass windows to tell their stories - their connection to God, the homestead experience or life on the Great Plains. Windows can be found in private homes, churches, courthouse, schools, and even in barns.

LIGHT OF THE PRAIRIE "Stained Glass in South Dakota" is produced with the support of the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.