The inspired use of ornamental plaster, decorative painting, and gilding is meant to uplift our spirits and set the mood for the entertainment to come
The dignity of landmark concert halls, the elegance of historic theatres, and the full-blown fantasies of 1920s-40s movie theaters are the architectural embodiment of our entertainment history – both classical and popular cultures.
Preserving those environments for today’s performers and audiences provides them the opportunity to participate in the unfolding cultural heritage enveloped by historic places.
John Canning Company applied over 180,000 square feet of metal leaf and glazes in order to restore the 1932 interior of the Radio City Music Hall.
John Canning Co. applied traditional gold-leaf gilding and glazes on 500,000 linear feet of historic architectural elements at the War Memorial Opera House.
John Canning Co. investigated and restored the decorative treatments and motifs of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
John Canning Co. was a specialty contractor for the Metropolitan Theatre to conducted research and hands-on investigation of the historic finishes.
John Canning Co.’s work at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut included glazing, plaster repair, metallic treatments, finishes, and wood graining.
The John Canning Co. was the restoration consultant and specialty contractor for the historic Stadium Theatre decoration and finishes.
John Canning Co.'s historic paint analysis and interpretation defined the original colors and finishes of the State Theatre in Bay City, Michigan,
John Canning Co. coordinated all work and trades, responsible for the restoration of all designs for the Art Deco movie theatre built by Warner Brothers.
The Philadelphia Academy of Music restoration involved analysis of up to 16 layers of paint aggressive exposure methods to reveal faintly ghosted patterns.
John Canning Co. restored the plaster work throughout the Colonial Theatre’s auditorium and public spaces, including casting and restoring ornamental plaster.
The John Canning Co. restored the interior decoration at the University of Michigan Hill Auditorium with decorative painting, transparent glazes, and gilding.
John Canning Co. restored and conserved the interior decoration painting, architectural gilding, and plaster at Rackham Auditorium, University of Michigan.
John Canning Co. provided plaster restoration and ornate plaster fabrication in Morse Recital Hall, a performance space at Yale University School of Music.