“Kenilworth Inn Vignette” Mural to be Re-Dedicated at New Site Ramona, Calif., March 11, 2021
“Kenilworth Inn Vignette” Mural to be Re-Dedicated at New Site
Ramona, Calif., March 11, 2021 – The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project will hold a re-dedication ceremony for its mural ”Kenilworth Inn Vignette” at its new site, the Ramona Valley Inn at 416 Main St., Ramona, on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited. Visitors can enjoy light refreshments and live music by Frank and Rob—that’s Frank Lucio playing together with H.E.A.R.T. Mural board member Rob Lewallen. The artist will be available to sign souvenir photographs of the mural.
Originally placed at the Ramona Food and Clothes Closet at 773 Main St. in March 2015, the Kenilworth Inn Vignette represents the two-story Kenilworth Inn, one of the oldest most widely known Hostelries of Southern California. Manager Ida M. Kearney made the hotel famous with her one-dollar chicken dinners, as advertised in the mural.
The artist, Linda Luisi, is a muralist and fine art instructor from Carlsbad, who acquired Old Master painting techniques at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (BFA Degree, Tufts University). Her work is known for depth and dimension.
At the time of the original dedication, Luisi said, “My goal is to involve the viewer with the historic building, plus, the era itself. I see the vintage characters as time-travelers who venture from the Inn into present-day Ramona. My children, Ian and Alexi Foster, were models for the two vintage characters.” For more on Linda Luisi, check her webpage at https://lindaluisi.com.
As with all Ramona mural projects, viewers are challenged to discover the “heart” icons in a “Where’s Waldo” exercise. The artist has hidden seven in the Kenilworth Inn Vignette mural.
Donations to help pay for the mural projects can be made on the website at http://ramonamurals.com. Donations of $100 or more will be listed on the website and on a plaque on the building.
The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to encourage economic vitality by increasing tourism, promoting community pride, and celebrating Ramona’s rich cultural heritage through an outstanding outdoor visual arts program. For more information, see https://ramonamurals.com.
Reminder: please observe social distancing while viewing the mural. Masks required. All activities are outside.
Media contact: Joyce Strand 408-210-2422.
(Saturday) 11:00 am