Poster and model of Coolidge Corner Theatre Marquee
Pharoah's Crown on flatbed truck
Pharoah's Crown being placed by crane
Crown in place
Coolidge Corner Theatre Marquee by Mark Favermann
Marquee at night--a rare contemporary neon sign
With my supervision, Emmett Burson and Eric Holland painting mural
A view of the completely restored ceiling mural in Theatre 2
1933 Art Deco Ceramic Tile Detail
Simpler Door Enhancement
Complex Door Enhancement
Exterior Door Enhancement
Exterior Door Enhancement from the Inside
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At a reception in 2000, Joe Zina, the Executive Director of the Coolidge Corner Theatre asked me if I could create a new marquee for the 1933 Art Deco structure. After several options were created, I came up with a scheme that the board of directors, the Town of Brookline Planning Board and the Brookline, MA neighborhood community members liked. Eighteen months later it was installed. Subsequently, the new Art Deco marquee has become a cultural and community icon.
Interestingly, I brought my friend Hafthor Ingelssonn, the then Director of the Cambridge Arts Council's public art program to look at it. He told me that it was a great piece of public art and encouraged me to create more. Since then, I received several public art sculpture commissions.
During the late winter and spring of 2006, the Theatre 2 ceiling mural was restored to its 1933 Art Deco glory. In the early Summer of 2006, I created a new Art Deco ticket sign. Additionally, in 2007, 36 doors were enhanced by adapting a design found both inside and outside the theatre. All of the projects were creative labors of love.