Giant New Fresco Comes to Life

Giant New Fresco Comes to Life
May 17, 2018 paperlesslion

Cobo Art and the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA) invited 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,” when finished will be 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 worked on the fresco before the public on Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28. For more information, click here.