Local artist creates stained glass windows for the White House

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David J. Condon, of Colorsmith Stained Glass Studio in Riverside, IL, created stained glass windows for the 2012 White House Christmas Decorations. A total of eight brilliantly colored windows were installed overlooking the Rose Garden and in the State Dining Room last week. Condon supervised the installation process, which took place over a two day period as over one-hundred volunteers from all over the country decorated the fifty-four trees on display. Condon received a special invitation from First Lady Michelle Obama to attend the November 28, 2012 White House Christmas Party, where this year's decorations were revealed and showcased. A special thank you was extended to David J. Condon by The First Lady Michelle Obama in a private audience following the First Lady's welcoming speech.

As Owner and Design principal, David J. Condon often works with Architects, Restoration Specialists and Designers. The White House windows produced at Colorsmith Stained Glass Studio were designed by David Csicsko, with whom Colorsmith Stained Glass Studio has collaborated on many large projects, including the new Chapel windows for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, St Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Dyer, Indiana, and Bronson Hospital Kalamazoo, Michigan.

David J. Condon opened Colorsmith Stained Glass Studio, in Riverside in 1979 where he oversees a staff of highly skilled artisans specially trained in both traditional and contemporary glass fabrication. He has designed, built and restored stained glass windows for many churches, restaurants, public buildings and homes throughout the Midwest, California, Hawaii and states throughout the nation. Restoration projects have included the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park, The Robie House, a large number of privately owned Wright homes, as well as a number of historic homes and churches.

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