The Historic buildings located in Richmond, United States are reminiscent of an era gone by. The current buildings speak volume of the legacy of the civil war. Artist Scott LoBaido, recently transformed chalk white exterior of the landmarked Bennett House into a canvas which displayed the patriotic LED light installation at Richmond Town.
The display is in the shape of the “Betsy Ross Flag” which is a part of the Staten Island Historical Society’s history driven, and an inventive approach for reimagining and reigniting New York City’s only living history village.
“Historic Richmond Town is the ideal backdrop for a modern take on the historic Betsy Ross flag,” LoBaido said. “I can think of no better place for this installation than at the heart of Staten Island, in the heart of New York City, the heart of America.”
“Scott has traversed the country painting flags in every state on a mission generate a country-wide love and appreciation for the stars and stripes,” adds Historic Richmond Town Interim Executive Director Ken Bach. “The Bennett Cafe, a labor of love of the Women’s Auxiliary of Historic Richmond Town and located in the Bennett House, is the ideal location for celebrating the role of women in building a strong country. The flag, representing the original 13 colonies through modern LED lighting demonstrates the enduring value of American ingenuity.”
Bach also added that the display was only possible with the generous donation of materials and support from Dennis McKeon, executive director of Where to Turn, adding, “we are grateful for Scott and Dennis and their dedication to celebrating a love of country at Historic Richmond Town through this dramatic installation, and the upcoming exhibit and fundraiser in support of our Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House.”