Historical Stained Glass Windows on Display

DETROIT, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — April is Glass Month and to celebrate, The Education Experience at St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center is pleased to announce the public display of the stained glass windows from the original children’s residence, built in 1929 by Charles and Sarah Fisher.

“As we move forward with our new services, we thought this was a good opportunity to remember where we came from,” saidDiane Renaud, Executive Director/CEO.  “These windows are a beautiful reminder that our organization has always been dedicated to the assistance of children.  We have continued our mission of providing education to at-risk children and adults with our move to Detroit and through the creation of The Education Experience.”

The windows, built by Detroit Stained Glass, are interpretations of Mother Goose nursery rhymes and are on display at two locations, The Village Theater in Canton and Gallery Animato in Royal Oak, through the end of April.

An open house will be held at Gallery Animato on Thursday, April 28 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., and will include a brief commentary on the artistry of stained glass by local artist, Tom Newton.  Gallery Animato is located at 30148 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak, MI  48073, (248) 554-9180.

Founded in 1844, the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center most recently served Southeastern Michigan as a residential/foster care agency for children. However, in 2006, the Center closed its residential campus due to elimination of funding. It was determined that rather than close the doors of the organization, to return to its roots – providing assistance to the residents of the community through educational programs.

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center moved to Detroit to continue nearly 170 years of service to the community through basic skill-building and academic enhancement for at-risk children and adults. These programs are designed to help build self-sufficiency skills for academic and employment success, personal achievement and dignity.

For more information, visit http://www.svsfcenter.org/

Contact: Diane Renaud, (313) 535-9200, diane.renaud@svsfcenter.org

SOURCE St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center

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