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Orem, Utah, Oxford and London, UK – Utah Valley University (UVU) and the Glaziers’ Livery Company today announced that Christ Church, Oxford University and the Glaziers’ Art Fair will include an exhibition of Roots of Knowledge, a significant work of stained glass, prior to its permanent installation in the library at UVU in Orem, Utah.
Conceived by artist Tom Holdman and UVU President Matthew Holland, Roots of Knowledge combines the work and guidance of 40+ professional artists, 26 UVU scholars and 350+ UVU students. The permanent installation will be unveiled on Nov. 18 to coincide with the university’s 75th anniversary.
Roots of Knowledge’s 80 stained glass windows, totaling 10 feet by 200 feet and containing 60,000 pieces of glass, depict humanity’s quest for knowledge since the dawn of time.
“We are honored to have this major work of art showing at Glaziers’ Hall and with the support of the venerable Glaziers’ Company, which has played such a prominent role in the history of London’s decorative arts,” said UVU President Matthew Holland. “Roots of Knowledge combines art and education to chronicle world history and humanity’s quest for progress, including Great Britain’s many contributions to society – from the Crystal Palace and the Iguanodon sculptures to Shakespeare, Stonehenge and Wolseley Motors.”
Six panes from Roots of Knowledge will be displayed at Christ Church in Oxford on Oct. 22 and in the Glaziers’ Hall Library on Oct. 25 and 26. For more information on the Glaziers’ Art Fair event, visit https://glaziersartfair.com.
About Utah Valley University
Utah Valley University is home to nearly 35,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college, and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees.
About The Glaziers Company of the City of London
The Glaziers Company is one of the City of London’s historic medieval Livery Companies, or craft guilds. The history of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass dates back to 1328. It was incorporated by Royal Charter and granted Livery in 1638. The Company, which plays a full part in the civic life of City of London, maintains strong links with those practicing the art and craft as glaziers and painters of glass.