Immaculate Conception, Lexington

2014

Located in historic Lexington, Missouri, this 1890's church was formerly dressed with a simple interior paint scheme. Our office was invited to design a new scheme which celebrated the patron- Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and which was to rely solely on paint and canvas for the task- no architectural improvements were to be included at this stage. The new paint scheme utilizes classical motifs suited for this small victorian church as well as symbology and Latin text proper to the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The project was accomplished In conjunction with EverGreene Architectural Arts in New York.

The barrel vault apse ceiling and wall have a new decorative scheme. The new Latin text at the proscenium arch reads "You are wholly beautiful, Mary, and there is no original stain (of sin) in you"

The roundels around the rose window are symbols of five mysteries of the Rosary: from left to right: the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity, the Assumption, the Coronation

New side shrines and a new ambo were designed by our office and built by Byrne Custom Woodworking of Lenexa, Kansas