Opera House Mural

category : Arts
Opera House Mural A highlight of the Ruth Armstrong Theater is the Dick and Kaylyn McBride Mural. what a story it tells! This beautiful 2000 square foot ceiling mural Minden area. The mural, created by artist Les Seymour of Mural Arts Studios in San Francisco, California, shows several noted historical figures of doctor and noted botanist; Joel Hull, considered to be local banker who was instrumental in the development of Kingsley Dam, Lake McConaughy, and its resulting tri-county irrigation canal. Harold Warp, the renown inventor of flex-o-glass and founder of Pioneer Village, is also a prominent figure in this amazing work of art.

The mural on the ceiling of the opera house includes fiber-optic lighting which gives the people below the mural, a stars-in-the-sky effect.

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Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1 - 5pm
Address: 322 East Fifth Street
Phone: (308) 832-0588
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