EverGreene Architectural Arts @evergreene_arch_arts
Experts in conservation; restoration & new construction; murals, mosaics, & art; preconstruction & design since 1978.
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17 hours ago In Stockton, California, a turning point in downtown revitalization efforts was reached with the reopening of the former Fox California Theatre, a movie palace built in 1930. Renamed in honor of #BobHopeTheatre the theater reopened on its 75th anniversary after an $8.5 million renovation that restored the interior décor to its original appearance and reconfigured the production facilities.
It was originally decorated by Anthony Heinsbergen, an outstanding theater decorating company of the period. The original colors in this fantasy movie palace, which drew on Spanish Renaissance and Baroque palace architecture, had clearly shifted away from the 1930s palette. Metallic finishes were tarnished and some of the distinctive patterns had been painted over.
3 days ago The Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph built as a parish church in 1912 and elevated to cathedral status in 2013. EverGreene restored existing murals, plaster and scagliola and designed and produced 25 new figurative murals and over 100 decorative murals to recognize the historic and current presence of immigrants in the Brooklyn diocese. Unique depictions of the Madonna, patroness of 20 of the well represented countries in the diocese, adorn the roundels in the Co-Cathedral.
6 days ago Join #EverGreene in LA 3/13-16 for @prp3_2019 national forum on the latest strategies for identifying, protecting, & conserving significant structures/sites from the post-WWII era. #Conservator Mary Slater speaks Friday 3/15 9 AM Conservation of a Cast Concrete Sculptural Facade at the Community College in Cypress, CA.
1 week ago @radiocitymusichall is the iconic theater and its public areas feature unique murals that make going to Radio City unforgettable. EverGreene conserved all the murals, including #ezrawinter 60’ tall “The Fountain of Youth,” 1932, in the Grand Foyer. First, we documented the mural, then we removed the synthetic varnishes and non-historic overpainting.
EverGreene also repainted a damaged #YasuoKuniyoshi mural that was painted directly on plaster and crumbling. Our conservators protected the remaining portions of the mural by consolidating the plaster. Once stabilized, we applied an isolating varnish, and reinstated the mural with reversible conservation paint.
3 weeks ago Using historic photographs, exposure windows, and analytical microscopy EverGreene was able to verify the original color scheme of the @balboatheater. Employing methodology to conserve original paint and plaster throughout the theater, EverGreene craftsmen replicated original themes and ornate plaster work on the ceilings of newly opened spaces.
A significant portion of @balboatheater - San Diego restoration involved sculpting and casting plaster work. Entry lobby pilasters, rediscovered during construction were re-sculpted, restoring a feature that reflects the original aesthetic of the theater. Within the auditorium, existing decorative plaster elements were restored and used to make molds to replace deteriorated elements. The fountains flanking the stage were also brought back into working conditions and repainted using waterproof pool paints. Historic photographs were used to recreate lost murals in the lobby, ultimately returning the early 20th century glamour to the Balboa Theater.