Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Celebration of Artwork Restoration

The Celebration of Artwork Restoration at the Garden of Gethsemane took place Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Many dignitaries were on hand for the occasion marking the completion of nearly a two year effort in planning and execution. Dignitaries present included Fred H. Gray Jr., Director, Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, Jonathon Rothschild, Mayor of Tucson, Richard Elias, Pima County Board of Supervisors District 5, Regina Romero, Council Member, Ward 1, Richard G. Fimbres, Council Member, Ward 5, Bryant Sayers, Knights of Columbus AZ State Deputy, Mary Gardner, Secretary/Treasurer of the Salvador Foundation and Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, D.D., Bishop of Tucson who blessed the statues.

The Knights of Columbus thank the Salvador Foundation who provided grant funds of $51,000 and the artist Gregory Schoon for the many hours of work and skill that went into the effort. Special thanks to Sir Knight Ralph Montijo who worked to obtain the grant, find and contract with the artist and manage the project from conception to successful completion.

You can view the photo album of the event here