Monday, May 14, 2012
I have been working with art conservators on the restoration of the 1950 Ridglea Theater Murals in Fort Worth. The murals are by Eugene Gilboe, a prolific painter, who also worked on the Dallas Fair Park Murals. I was also part of that large project back in 2000, when 14 murals were restored.
The Ridglea Theater is scheduled to re-open in late September. The murals have some water damage and large areas of missing paint, which are being re-constructed. Luckily the building is now on the historic registry and will be brought back to its original glory.
More information and images are here.