The McCarran Airport Mural Project
Terry has completed her amazing 8-foot-by-50-foot "Folies in Flight" mural. The mural was in production for the last few years in her private studio, conceived as a three dimensional representation of the Folies Bergere production number from 1983 at the height of the show's popularity.
Installation began January 17th, 2012 and was completed a few weeks later. The result is stunning... a one of a kind mural in three dimensions with amazing color. It was unveiled at the gala Grand Opening of Terminal 3 at McCarran Airport June 9th, 2012.
From scale model to full scale mural has taken years of intensive work while the new International Terminal at McCarran Airport was being constructed off Russel Road on the east side of the airport adjacent to the D terminal. Las Vegas finally has a true world class international terminal to welcome vistors from all over the globe. The expectations and anticipation of tourists are appropriately greeted with a true art masterpiece.
This mural is one of the first experiences for international travelers when they arrive in Las Vegas and one of the focal points of the new terminal. Everyone is excited that the fabulous era of the lavish production show has been preserved for years to come with Terry's mural for all to see! Capturing the spirit of this Golden Era in Las Vegas history became a mission of the artist, having experienced the performer's life first hand. The Clark County Airport Commission recognized the seminal importance of recognizing the achievements of the many performers, producers, and choreographers who created the iconic world of show business productions on the famous Strip and have immortalized it in Terry Ritter's grand mural.
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