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Project Log: June 2008

The Capitol's Underground Studio

Just a small part of the massive redecorating efforts underway at the Idaho State Capitol are proceeding in the building's basement studio. Here, craftsman from Evergreene Painting Studios fabricate ornate cornices and decorative rosettes for Capitol rotunda light fixtures.

Bogdan Chernetskiy and Terry VanderWell of Evergreene Painting Studios are at one of cornice mold construction tables in the garden-level ornamentation studio located in the Idaho State Capitol.
Bogdan Chernetskiy and Terry VanderWell of Evergreene Painting Studios are at one of cornice mold construction tables in the garden-level ornamentation studio located in the Idaho State Capitol.
At this table, the craftsman drag the guide (pictured at the right) across the top of their mold-making material before it sets.
At this table, the craftsman drag the guide (pictured at the right) across the top of their mold-making material before it sets.
When dry, the material is ready to conform plaster into attractive shapes for the public areas of the Idaho Statehouse. Every light fixture in the Capitol rotunda will be ensconced by a decorative custom cast rosette. Evergreene Painting Studio's process is similar to those used 200 years ago to construct decorative moldings in plaster casts.
When dry, the material is ready to conform plaster into attractive shapes for the public areas of the Idaho Statehouse. Every light fixture in the Capitol rotunda will be ensconced by a decorative custom cast rosette. Evergreene Painting Studio's process is similar to those used 200 years ago to construct decorative moldings in plaster casts.
Bogdan Chernetskiy and Roman Cherstylq proceed with crafting a decorative cornice for one of the floors of the Idaho State Capitol while Ricardo Ochoa of Idaho Public Television documents the progress.
Bogdan Chernetskiy and Roman Cherstylq proceed with crafting a decorative cornice for one of the floors of the Idaho State Capitol while Ricardo Ochoa of Idaho Public Television documents the progress.


Terry VanderWell, Restoration Director for Evergreene Painting Studios, inspects some of the completed cornice molding bound for the upper floors of the restored Idaho State Capitol.

The Idaho State Capitol will reopen when restoration is complete in 2010.
Terry VanderWell, Restoration Director for Evergreene Painting Studios, inspects some of the completed cornice molding bound for the upper floors of the restored Idaho State Capitol.

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Exhibit Debuts at the Boise Airport

Exhibit at the Boise Airport
The Idaho Capitol Commission's new exhibit tells Boise Airport travelers about the past history, current restoration and expansion, and the promising future for Idaho's Statehouse.
Exhibit at the Boise Airport
“Another Hundred Years” conveys new features of the building that the public will enjoy when the Capitol reopens early next decade.
Exhibit at the Boise Airport
The display resides just inside the TSA security checkpoint near the food court.
Exhibit at the Boise Airport
The Capitol Commission's panel publicizes the Idaho Capitol license plate program.
Exhibit at the Boise Airport
“The People's House” discusses the enhanced access for all citizens to participate in government after the Capitol is reconfigured for Idaho's growing populace.
Exhibit at the Boise Airport
“A Beacon for Noble Ideals” provides a 30-second general overview of Idaho's working seat of government.
Exhibit at the Boise Airport
Capitol Architect John E. Tourtellotte's dream of Idaho's Capitol standing as a “monument before the world” has survived for over 100 years.
Exhibit at the Boise Airport
“Protecting the Priceless” discusses Preservation, Rehabilitation, and Restoration of the Idaho State Capitol.
 
Exhibit at the Boise Airport
Over three million passengers annually will pass the prominent location of the Idaho Capitol Commission's interpretive display in the Boise Airport Main Concourse.

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