Monday, April 15, 2013

Gabriella's Italian Restaurant by Julie Riker

Gabriella's is opening on April 17th after being closed for over half a year due to a devastating fire.I had painted the original murals 8-10 years ago using old photos from the owner's hometown in Italy.
Some of the original murals survived the fire and just needed a cleaning and touch ups - others, large sections had to be repainted or redesigned to accommodate changes in the layout.

Here is a nice article about the opening.


Sue Marrazzo said...

Julie...NICE POST!
This must have taken a long time.

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Sue!
The original murals were done over the period of 2 years, one at a time every 6 months or so whenever the owner was ready.
The restorations and additions took about a week.
I am so happy that the originals were mostly salvageable.

Cecelia Lyden said...

Julie--What an extraordinary endeavor with extraordinary results!

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Cecelia! Hope you can try their dinner some time.

Pat Koscienski said...

Spectacular, Julie. Beautiful work.

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Pat!