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Light Box Stained Glass Windows at Benton Heights Presbyterian Church in Monroe, NC

     Laws Stained Glass Studios has worked with Benton Heights Presbyterian Church in Monroe, NC on numerous occasions.  In 1971, Laws provided (10) opalescent glass windows for the sanctuary.  Six of the windows had 20" x 36" medallions with scenes from the "Life of Christ" series.  In the late 1990s, Benton Height Presbyterian Church built a family life center at a new location, and they left these windows in place at their old location.

     In 1999, Laws provided a hand-stained pictorial window (10 feet wide x 18" feet high) for their new family life center.  This window depicted Jesus ascending to heaven with his disciples below him.  Along with the window, Laws installed a new dark bronze aluminum frame and 1/4" Lucite on the exterior as the protective covering.

     In 2015, Benton Heights Presbyterian Church renovated their family life center to look more like a traditional sanctuary.  In addition to a new ceiling, walls, and pulpit area, they installed (6) large stained glass windows.  Since these windows were interior with no sunlight, light boxes were made by Laws to light the windows.  The lights used are LED lights.  These windows are 72" wide by 138" high and are made of leaded, opalescent glass and hand-stained pictorial floating scenes.  The scenes depict "the Nativity", "the Baptism", "Blessing the Little Children", "Garden of Gethsemane", "the Crucifixion", and "the Resurrection".  All of the windows made in 1999 and 2015 were designed by Vincent Ketchie and painted by Laws' artist Nina Haynes.

View of the hand-stained pictorial glass window depicting the Ascension of Christ set into a dark bronze aluminum frame

Another view of the hand-stained pictorial glass window depicting the Ascension of Christ set into a dark bronze aluminum frame
 

Family life center before the renovation

Family life center before the renovation

 

Birch light box with an aluminum t-bar frame and diffusion glass

Light boxes set into the new openings provided by the contractor. (Note that the light boxes just have the t-bar frame and diffusion glass installed.)

 

New opalescent glass windows with floating hand-stained glass scenes set into light boxes

New opalescent glass windows with floating hand-stained glass scenes set into light boxes

 

Opalescent glass window with "Resurrection" floating scene

Opalescent glass window with "Resurrection" floating scene

 
Opalescent glass window with "Nativity" floating scene

Opalescent glass window with "Garden of Gethsemane" floating scene

 

Close-up of the "Nativity" window

Close-up of the "Nativity" window

 

Opalescent glass window with "Baptism" floating scene

Close-up of the "Baptism" scene

Close-up of the "Baptism" scene

 

Opalescent glass window with "Crucifixion" floating scene

Close-up of the "Crucifixion" scene

Contact Information

Benton Heights Presbyterian Church

2701 Concord Hwy.

Monroe, NC 28110

(704) 283-4912

www.bhpres.org

2701 Concord Hwy, Monroe, NC 28110