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J. Kenneth Leap
Runnemede, NJ
Installation Art, Sculpture

Artwork Details
The Atlantic Globe, Historic Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
Stained & Leaded Glass
15' diameter

J. Kenneth Leap is an accomplished artist in the field of architectural stained glass. His painterly work in stained glass has earned him numerous awards including a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a jurors' award of honor in the Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition, Contemporary Philadelphia Artists and inclusion in the Corning New Glass Review 11. In 1994 Leap was invited to relocate his studio, The Painted Window, from his hometown of Runnemede, New Jersey and become an artist-in-residence at the Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center in Millville, New Jersey. Leap currently oversees the Stained Glass Center, a learning resource featuring exhibits about the history and techniques of architectural stained glass.

Leap has created numerous public art commissions including a skylight illustrating the history of New Jersey, which is installed in the Annex of the New Jersey State House in Trenton. Other installations include The Garden of the Hesperides at the Heldrich Hotel Lobby in New Brunswick, New Jersey and The Veil of History at Ocean County Library in Toms River, New Jersey, among many others. His work has also been exhibited in Celebrating Connections: Contemporary Glass by Mid-Atlantic Artists at the Museum of American Glass at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center.  He also conducts classes and workshops on glass painting and fusing.