The Road Trip Murals
This series of paintings was designed for the Basie Gala, which is a yearly fund raiser for the Education Fund for the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.
The theme for the Gala was the First Fifty Years of the Basie, beginning with the 60’s with pop art and op art and the beatnik movement, and going on to the 70’s hippie movement in music, art, and cinema.
The idea was a road trip beginning with a luxury limo in the entrance, leading into the small theatre which had 50’s music, drinks, and décor.
This road trip ended in the main theatre, which was transformed into a restaurant where guests were presented with a music and dance show while dining.
These murals were installed in a 40 foot long hallway leading to the main theatre. The hallway was lit with black light and psychedelic effects. The murals represent the various periods and movements that were relevant in the late 60’s and 70’s.