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About the Artwork
Stained glass by V. L. Berthelsdorf of Lutz, Florida (near Tampa) replaced gold mottled glass starting in the mid 1980s. The first window designed and installed in 1988 was of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. The rest followed over the next 15 years as memorial gifts were received. In the first few windows, Christ has a halo around his head. But a more “Protestant” ethic presents Christ without a halo in the other windows.
About the Artist
Victor L. Berthelsdorf was raised in Portland, Oregon, and came to Florida to attend the University of South Florida . With a degree in Anthropology, he served two years in the Peace Corps before devoting himself to learning the art and craft of leaded stained glass. Shortly thereafter he went into business as Kaleidoscope Glass Works.
Did you know?
There is a large and colorful abstract leaded glass window in the Orange County Administration Center, called Riverwalk to the Sea, that is hidden behind shutters in order to control light for the T.V. cameras which broadcast meetings held in the room. However the shutters can be opened on request.
Discover Art in Central Florida!
For those who have eyes to see, there are hundreds of works of art around them.
This web site provides some information on many of those works of art that can
be regularly viewed in Orange County by any member of the public without an
admission fee. They are outside in public view, or located in an interior area
that is normally open to the public.
Look around this web site and find something that interests you. Then go see it
in person. The information you find here will add to the pleasure of exploring
public art in Central Florida.
If, in your travels around Orange County, you come across some public art that
is not listed here, please let us know so we can add it. If you are aware of
additional information about art or artist that is included here, again, please
let us know. Together we can make this an incredible resource for people seeking
to spice up their life through exploring art.