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Restore Art Effects

By Robert Elliot

  • 11 funders
$650 Raised of $175,000 Goal

Funding for this Campaign has ended

  1. $10Friend of Restore Art Effects
  2. $25Acknowledged Friend
  3. $50St Anthonys Desktop Wallpaper
  4. $75St Josephs Desktop Wallpaper
  5. $100St Marks Desktop Wallpaper
  6. $250Photo of St Anthonys Church
  7. $500Cast Plaster Rosette
  8. $1000Large Cast Plaster Rosette
  9. $5000Hand Painted Lincrusta Frieze
  10. $20000Hand Written (Painted) Icon

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Briefly, what are you going to do?

Art Effects is an award-winning restoration company that uses a two-fold process to enhance the communities we work with. We work locally to restore buildings that bring communities together around their history and continued relevance, and we use local artisans to do so whenever possible. In this time of economic recession, we think it is more important than ever to get our local community members back to work doing projects that are valuable and restoring buildings that help give their communities a sense of identity. Because we work on a limited number of projects, we are extremely dedicated to the people we work with and to doing restoration projects that will stand the test of time.

 

In more depth, tell us the story of what you want to do and what your mission is.

The mission of “Restore Art Effects” is to strengthen and position Art Effects LLC as a leader in (1) Restoration and Preservation services (2) Provide a resource network to assist building owners and community leaders with their projects (3) Provide training and work opportunities to artisans (4) Renovate and Restore buildings and thus revitalize and respect a community’s past and lay a solid foundation to build a better future. “Abandoned buildings can break a neighborhood’s heart. Demolished buildings can destroy its soul.” Richard Moe - President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

 

What is the positive impact you will have on the world and how will you measure that impact?

We can preserve and celebrate a community’s character and history by building on its strengths and architectural legacy. We can restore vitality, livability and enhance that unique character, not only as it pertains to the building but, to the very essence of a neighborhood. The way we design and maintain our structures exerts a powerful influence on the quality of our lives. While not every building is a candidate for rehabilitation, generally, communities that remain vital, appealing places to live are those that have preserved their historic structures and streetscapes. They retain their architectural integrity, real estate values and cultural richness. We hope to aid in ensuring the historic integrity of the building and the neighborhood by protecting and fostering a sense of pride as well as a “preservation ethic” for future generations to enjoy. “We shape our buildings, and then our buildings shape us.” Winston Churchill

 

Primary Contact

 

  • Robert Elliot

    Member/Lead Decorative Artisan

    In 1995, I founded Art Effects LLC an award winning restoration and decorative painting company working in the areas of residential, commercial and liturgical properties. My experience includes many aspects of specialist painting such as marble imitation, wood graining, glazing, stenciling, gilding, bronzing and various other decorative painting techniques. I am also experienced in plaster work and ornamental plaster repair and fabrication; statue restoration; design; consultation; paint exposures; project management and oversight of various trades. For more than seventeen years I have tailored our services to meet the needs of our clients and the specific requirements of the building site. Our works been featured in “The Shocker”, Wichita State University’s alumni magazine; "the Wichita Register"; “Splurge” and “Society of Decorative Painters” magazines; various news papers, religous publications and on a number of television programs. My work as a subcontractor has appeared in two issues of “Architectural Digest” and in the book “Palm Beach Splendor, the Architecture of Jeffery W. Smith”. I have the following degrees: an AA in Art and a BFA in Graphic Design. I attended the Pardon Studio (formerly the Pardon School of Specialist Decoration) under the guidance of the studios founder Leonard Pardon. There I began my formal instruction in the area of applied decorative arts. I have studied Environmental Design (architecture) at the New School for Social Research (Parsons School of Design) in New York and German Language and Culture in Salzburg, Austria through the Baldwin Wallace College of Ohio; Marmorino (13th Century plaster) techniques at the Venice European Centre for the Trades and Professions of the Conservation of Architectural Heritage in Venice, Italy, and most recently, I received a grant from the Koch Cultural Trust to study Icon Writing (painting) this past spring.

 

 

Team Members

 

  • Robert Elliot

    Member/Lead Decorative Artisan

    In 1995, I founded Art Effects LLC an award winning restoration and decorative painting company working in the areas of residential, commercial and liturgical properties. My experience includes many aspects of specialist painting such as marble imitation, wood graining, glazing, stenciling, gilding, bronzing and various other decorative painting techniques. I am also experienced in plaster work and ornamental plaster repair and fabrication; statue restoration; design; consultation; paint exposures; project management and oversight of various trades. For more than seventeen years I have tailored our services to meet the needs of our clients and the specific requirements of the building site. Our works been featured in “The Shocker”, Wichita State University’s alumni magazine; "the Wichita Register"; “Splurge” and “Society of Decorative Painters” magazines; various news papers, religous publications and on a number of television programs. My work as a subcontractor has appeared in two issues of “Architectural Digest” and in the book “Palm Beach Splendor, the Architecture of Jeffery W. Smith”. I have the following degrees: an AA in Art and a BFA in Graphic Design. I attended the Pardon Studio (formerly the Pardon School of Specialist Decoration) under the guidance of the studios founder Leonard Pardon. There I began my formal instruction in the area of applied decorative arts. I have studied Environmental Design (architecture) at the New School for Social Research (Parsons School of Design) in New York and German Language and Culture in Salzburg, Austria through the Baldwin Wallace College of Ohio; Marmorino (13th Century plaster) techniques at the Venice European Centre for the Trades and Professions of the Conservation of Architectural Heritage in Venice, Italy And most recently, I received a grant from the Koch Cultural Trust to study Icon Writing (painting).