By the Light of Tiffany – Meet Clara Driscoll

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Date(s) - 04/14/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Willard Memorial Chapel


Award-winning author, playwright and classically trained actress Leanna Renee Hieber channels the talented artist Clara Wolcott Driscoll, designer of iconic Tiffany lamps and the manager of the Women’s Glass Cutting department of Tiffany Studios from the late 19th century until 1909. Driscoll oversaw the “Tiffany Girls” and herself designed many of Tiffany’s most famous items, including the Dragonfly, Wisteria, and Daffodil lamps. Infused with passion and dedication, By the Light of Tiffany is a one hour, one-woman theatrical presentation adapted from Driscoll’s personal letters, historical record and inspiring details. This ‘meeting with the artist’ showcases the vitality, innovation and amusing insights of Driscoll, a woman emblematic of the role of women as leaders in the decorative arts movement.

Leanna Renee Hieber graduated from Miami University with a BFA in theatre performance and a focus in the 19th Century. She has performed in regional theatres around the country starring in Shakespeare, classical theatre and adapting 19th century literature for the professional stage. An award-winning, critically acclaimed author of eleven Historical Fantasy novels such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, considered a foundation work of Gaslamp Fantasy, the Magic Most Foul saga and the Eterna Files trilogy with Tor Books, her work has been featured in notable anthologies, included in national book club editions and translated into languages such as Polish, Complex Chinese and German. A New York City resident, she is a licensed New York City tour guide, a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and has been featured in film and television on shows like Boardwalk Empire and Mysteries at the Museum. More at
This event benefits the Community Preservation Committee’s care of the Willard Memorial Chapel. Admission is $20 per person at the door. The Chapel is handicap accessible through its north entrance off Seymour Street. Tickets may be purchased at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY during our regular hours Tuesday-Friday 10 AM – 5 PM or call 315-252-0339.

This event is funded by the Citizen and the Lee Foundation.

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