In honor of the one-year anniversary since “The Great Reopening,” Branson Meadows Cinema 11 is unveiling a series of artwork created by local artist, Olivia Stephens.
“As we began remodeling in 2022, we were hesitant to get rid of the iconic vinyl wall art that Meadows had displayed from the start,” said Tanya Bluto, President of ITEC Attractions and Branson Meadows Cinema 11. “We wanted to keep them, frame them and have a bit of old Meadows incorporated with new Meadows.”
The teal and purple toned images of Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean and Clara Bow were looking a bit outdated and weren’t going to blend as well with the new color scheme for the movie theater.
Local artist Olivia Stephens was selected to create mixed media art pieces with the vinyls – highlighting the vintage Hollywood actors in new and lively presentations.
“Olivia was recommended to us by another local artist, and her enthusiasm and passion for the project was immediately apparent,” said Becky Blair, Advertising & Creative Director of ITEC Attractions and Branson Meadows Cinema 11.
Stephens was no stranger to the movie theater. She worked for the local cinema prior to its temporary, but ultimately lengthy, closing in March 2020. Branson Meadows Cinema 11 reopened May 6, 2022.
“Then to discover Olivia had spent hours gazing at these faces as a team member at Meadows? Done. We didn’t even consider any other artists, this was meant to be,” Blair shared.
The pieces together, titled “Meadows Reimagined,” will be permanently on display at Branson Meadows Cinema 11.
“They’re just perfect and even better than we imagined,” Bluto said. “Olivia’s art, her talent, her vision – it’s just amazing and everyone needs to see them in person.”
You can see more of Stephens’ work on Instagram with her handle @Oaksology.
Branson Meadows Cinema 11 is open seven days a week. Visit www.bransonmeadowscinema11.com for show times.