St. Patrick Church in Bellefontaine, Ohio awarded their stained glass window restoration to Blanck Studios in December 2017. The scope included new protective storm glazing.
With the first campaign of window-work completed, Michael was asked to conceptualize a new paint scheme for their Sanctuary. This, the first of two decorating campaigns, was coordinated with building upgrades.
Following the window project, BSOA returned in January of 2022 to complete the interior decorative painting of their worship space. Angels adorn the front Sanctuary proscenium once again and archival stencils return to the Nave Walls and windows. Dimensional lower wall stencils and faux 'rojo alicante' style red marbling dress the wainscot around the Nave and Vestibule. A decorative gold faux reredos screen is added in the Sanctuary and the same design is repeated behind the side altars.
It's a Wrap: St. Patrick Church ~ Bellefontaine, OH
The blue canopy, twinkling with 23 kt. genuine gold leaf stars of varying size and placement, is to "convey the reality that the Mass enables us to see into the glory of Heaven" explains Rev. Shawn Landenwitch.
Formerly white walls are softened with creamy tones and pilasters that frame the left and right side altar openings now have presence. Ornate capitols and drop finials are glazed with reflective gold paint and tipped with 23 kt. genuine gold leaf.
Each of seven existing iconic medallions in the Sanctuary were restored and adorned with a trompe l'oeil (3-dimensional) painted frame.
Two new iconic symbols representing Mary and St. Joseph were added inside the arch-tops of the side altar niches in likeness of the others.