Under Construction: Night Hunters XV

This week’s post is all about painting…

When the Carnivora House was renovated and transformed into the Cat House in 1985, local artists John and Emily Agnew painted beautiful, naturalistic murals on the walls of the new animal enclosures. During this renovation, we wanted to be sure to preserve as much of that original artwork as possible while freshening and touching up the exhibits that needed it.

The public areas, however, are getting an entirely new, fresh layer of paint. Once the final coat dries, subtle silhouettes of various nocturnal predators will be painted on the back walls in a slightly darker shade of blue. As a guest, you might not even notice these or perhaps just catch a glimpse of one as you pass by if the lighting is just right. It just adds another dimension to the mystery of the journey through the night, we hope.