Giant New Fresco Mural Comes to Life

Giant New Fresco Mural Comes to Life
May 17, 2018 paperlesslion

Cobo Art and the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA) are inviting the public to watch renowned Detroit artist, Hubert Massey, paint a permanent fresco masterpiece at the Riverside Entrance of the Grand Riverview Ballroom within Cobo Center. The fresco, titled “Detroit: Crossroad of Innovation,” is a 30’ x 30’ legacy piece that visually and vibrantly depicts the city in a timeline of fascinating heritage.

Massey’s distinctive frescos, tile murals and paintings can be seen across Detroit and in Grand Rapids. Hubert Massey is a Kresge Fine Arts Fellow. He learned the technique of true fresco painting by two of the assistants who worked directly with Diego Rivera while creating the Detroit Industry Frescos at the DIA.

The artist and his assistants will create the work on Thursday and Friday, May 27 and 28, from 10 a.m – 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.