Archive for November, 2012

McCoole’s Commissions Murals for Arts & Events Place

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Artist Lorenzo Branca renders lively murals at McCoole’s Arts & Events Place.

Jan Hench, owner of McCoole’s At the Historic Red Lion Inn and Arts & Events Place, has commissioned local Bucks County artist  and musician, Lorenzo Branca to create facade murals to fill the recessed arches that once served as windows and/or doors when the building functioned as a livery stable for the historic Red Lion Inn.

The three murals depict the venues offered within the Arts & Events Place: theatre, music and food and beverage. Each mural measures 11’ in height. The center mural is  8’ wide and the two flanking murals are 4’ wide.

“The arches form a natural frame that just called out for some sort of artwork. I am thrilled with the renditions Lorenzo is creating and feel they will further enhance the overall appearance of the complex, “ states Hench.

McCoole’s Arts & Events Place became part of the McCoole’s complex in 2007. Theatre, live music and business seminars are held upstairs and the downstairs houses private catering events and restaurant overflow. Functions for seated meals can be held for up to 120 people, while 200 can attend cocktail receptions.

Lorenzo Branca is a local Bucks County artist and musician. His work can be seen inside and outside McCoole’s Restaurant and Arts & Events Place as well as other locations throughout the area. At McCoole’s these include the soldiers in McCoole’s dining room, the lion on the exterior rear of the restaurant, the lamppost by the bar entrance at the restaurant and the sea mural on the dividing wall in the Arts & Events Center.

 

Pictured at left: Mural depicting Theatre, at right sketch of mural to depict Music.