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Morgan County Herald - June 17, 1998

Borsari's work is again appearing at Parade of Homes until June 28

For the second time in three years, the work of Morgan County stained glass artist Chuck Borsari is appearing at the prestigious Parade of Homes in Columbus.

This year's Parade is located at Hawk's Nest, a new housing community located in Dublin at the entrance to golfer Jack Nicklaus's Muirfleld Village. The show opened Saturday, June 13, and continues through June 28. Nearly 50,000 people are expected to visit the show.

Borsari's work is included in the Showcase Homes model developed by M/I Schottenstein Homes, Inc., the largest homebuilder in Columbus. It is Home No.11 in the 16 homes on display.

Clear, textured artglass is featured throughout the front entry of the lavish home. The door contains artglass, as well as a narrow half-sidelight. This area of the home is two stories high, and includes another square window at the high level. Here, Borsari continued the theme of clear waterglass and Baroque textured glass, both manufactured by Spectrum Glass Company of Seattle. The works are accented by sparkling bevel clusters and square bevels.

The local stained glass artist began his association with M/I Schottenstein Homes in 1994, and his work is found in Showcase Homes models throughout Columbus, Hilliard, Dublin, Gahanna, Westerville, and New Albany. Earlier this year, Borsari designed windows for new Showcase models at Hampsted Village in New Albany. Two years earlier, Borsari designed and created windows for the first phase of the highly successful Hampsted Village development.

Borsari works directly with Randy and Sandy Marx of Cincinnati Interior Design, the firm in charge of decorating M/I Homes models. The local artist also works with the staff of the M/I Homes Design Center at Easton, the new multi-million dollar shopping-business-entertainment center being developed by Les Wexner.

I’m very proud to be part of this highly successful team," Borsari commented. "I’ve designed and created hundreds of windows for M/I Homes and their buyers over the past four years, and everyone is very pleased with my work."

Some of the calls have turned into massive projects. In one home up at Parkshore (in southern Delaware County), Borsari created 11 windows in the home of an interior designer. In another Showcase Home at Jefferson Country Club, Borsari designed and created 12 windows for a private client.

Borsari has been a fixture in Morgan County for the last 20 years and operates a full-service stained glass studio in a restored barn on County Road 4 in Penn Township. His work appears in many homes and businesses in Morgan County, Zanesville, Marietta, and the greater Columbus area.

Because of the high demand for his work, Borsari limits his public exhibitions to the annual Howard Chandler Christy Art Show (set for the last weekend in July in McConnelsville). He has won many ribbons of excellence over the years and has won the coveted "Best of Show" award at the event three times. He promises to have a stunning entry for the Art Show this year and invites the public to come and see this newest artwork. "It’s amazing," the artist concluded.

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