'We are all astonished at how beautiful it is'
GENEVA – For nearly 100 years, "The Coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost," a mural by renowned artist Louis Grell was adhered to the chapel’s plaster wall in St. Mark’s Church in Geneva.
As part of the Episcopal church’s celebration of its chapel’s 150 years, members also sought to have the six panels of oil on canvas restored, church member Ronald Walkington said.
“Prior to that, the church never knew anything about the mural,” Walkington said.
Kuniej Berry Associates LLC undertook the project last month, lifting decades of soil that came from the church’s old coal furnace, said Jim Dickerson, chairman of the church’s restoration committee.