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VIRTUAL - Virtual Symposium: 20 Years of Gold on Athena

August 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

This is an online event hosted in Nashville, TN United States.

AIA Society: Nashville

Join the Parthenon for a virtual talk on Tuesday, August 23, at 6 PM Central. This online Symposium is free and open to the public.

Twenty years ago, the colossal statue of Athena Parthenos inside the Nashville Parthenon underwent a transformation. After standing as a white statue from 1990-2002, a team of experts and volunteers added over 8 pounds of gold leaf plus colorful paint details to Athena. Join this Symposium to hear more about the gold gilding process and this incredible project that changed the way millions of Parthenon visitors see ancient statues.

Micki and Mitch Cavanah, Reed’s Gold Leaf

For more than 30 years, Micki and Mitchell Cavanah have been perfecting the fine tradition of gilding (gold leafing) and coordinating with other gilders and craftsmen from related fields to ensure the mutual preservation of the art form of antique & frame restoration. Micki and Mitchell are expert gold gilders and were involved with the project that added gold and paint to the statue of Athena Parthenos in the Naos over the summer of 2002.

Micki and Mitchell are long-time members of the prestigious Society of Gilders, of which Micki has previously served as Vice-President and currently serves on the board of trustees. Both are well-respected educators in the arts of restoration and gilding who have worked on famous sites all over the United States including the Louisiana State Museum, Chicago’s Glessner House, and memorials in Washington DC including the Iwo Jima Memorial and Marconi Memorial.

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August 23, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
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