During the spring and summer of 2020, Geneva artist Dennis Gramlich will be creating a background painting for the Geneva History Museum’s 18th century crèche (nativity scene) that is displayed each year at Christmas time inside the 17th century French Provincial corner bed. The crèche was purchased by Kate Raftery, originator of The Little Traveler in the 1930s and she displayed it this same way in the antique room of her shop.
Watch through the window of the museum at 113 South Third Street as this large panorama of 18th century Naples, Italy (where and when the crèche was created) slowly comes to life.
Painting Schedule: 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Dennis’ journey to complete the painting will be chronicled and presented at a Brown Bag Program at noon on November 10, 2020, at which there will also be the “big reveal” of the completed piece in its setting.