Proposed Stained Glass Art for Calvary Chapel Renovation by Peter Brandes

Calvary Chapel Sacred Art Renovation

Project Presentation and Reception

WhenFriday, November 17, 2017, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
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AdmissionEvents are complimentary, but please let us know if you plan to attend by responding here no later than Sunday, November 12.

Calvary Chapel will undergo a major artistic renovation during the summer of 2018, adding a new dimension of sacred space, reverence and beauty that will enrich the campus and attract people from around Southern California and beyond.

Thanks to a generous lead gift, world-renowned Danish artists, Peter Brandes and Maja Lisa Engelhardt, will transform the chapel with biblical art in the form of beautiful stained glass, a stunning relief altarpiece, innovative lighting and other magnificent features. All are welcome to this special event to meet the artists and hear their inspiring vision for this project.

3:00 p.m. | Project Presentation
4:00 p.m. | Community Reception

Please confirm your attendance no later than Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PDT by clicking here to register.

Below are some examples of artwork by Peter Brandes and Maja Lisa Engelhardt.




Peter Brandes and his wife, Maja Lisa Engelhardt, are two of Denmark’s leading artists. Brandes is a painter, sculptor, ceramic artist and photographer. He holds the record for having creating (11 times) the largest ceramic vessels in the history of the world. His wife Maja Lisa Engelhardt is well regarded as an abstract painter with representation at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York City and in galleries throughout Europe. Both Brandes and Engelhardt are involved in liturgical design. During the past twenty-five years they have been in large part responsible for a “renaissance in Danish church interiors.” They have made work for over 20 churches with stained glass, painted altarpieces, floor coverings, mosaics, vestments and metal work, all essential components of their extensive ecclesiastical projects. Brandes has recently completed a new commission, The Church of the Northern Lights at the tip of Norway.

To view an interview with artist Peter Brandes, click here, and to view an interview with artst Maja Lisa Engelhardt, click here.

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