General News · 30th January 2015
The Cortes Museum sponsored a special afternoon tea in honour of Marg Sullivan on Sunday, December 28th, 2014. Over 20 of Marg’s friends attended to hear Marg speak about the many stained glass windows she created for St. Saviour-By-The-Sea Church overlooking Cortes Bay. Each personalized window commemorates a long-time Cortes resident and there is a fascinating story behind the creation of each window. Marg spent much time planning each picture to represent an individual before beginning the stained glass work.
Marg also custom designed the richly coloured, circular stained glass window above the entrance door in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in the Klahoose village of Tork in Squirrel Cove. This window is imbued with symbolism meaningful to the Klahoose First Nation and tells a story all its own. The Band Administrator in 1998 arranged for Marg to meet with Klahoose elders and artists to consider design elements the Band wished to have her incorporate in the window. Research trips were made by Marg to the First Nations Museum at Alert Bay and to the Klahoose traditional lands in Toba Inlet before she set down her design of the window.
On the day of the tea, Marg’s personal stories about each of these windows were recorded for preservation in the Museum’s Archives.
Refreshments of tea, coffee and sweets were enjoyed by all who attended this special afternoon at the Cortes Museum.
A very enjoyable afternoon. Thank you, Marg.