Andrew College’s Festival of Stained Glass
To kick off the holiday season, a stained-glass tour was held on the campus of Andrew College that included stops at local houses of worship. The Festival of Stained Glass idea was developed by Dr. Dan Kolan; Professor Chris Johnson; and late Andrew College staff, alumna, and friend, Mary Jane Salter. Sadly, Salter passed away from COVID-19 during the last school year.
Andrew College President Linda R. Buchanan shared, “Mary Jane was the inspiration for the event as she was the embodiment of being the light!”
Professor Johnson shared that Salter’s idea was to share the beauty of the local stained glass and incorporate musical and historical elements. The tour started at Jones Chapel on the college campus and included stops at local Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian churches. Students, faculty, staff, and community members all came out for the event. Walkways were illuminated by luminaries, and guests enjoyed refreshments as part of the event. Historical, religious, and architectural details were noted to attendees regarding the stained glass at the various locations. The Andrew College Jazz Ensemble entertained guests, and everyone sang carols. Dr. Dan Kolan said that the plan is to make this an annual event.