Prints of the original watercolor painting by artist, sculptor and conservationist
"I feel privileged to be involved," said DeVito, who has summered in
His work has been showcased in museums and galleries across the country and
The Gingerbread House is the first Norway Landmarks Preservation Society Art Collection annual fundraiser,
"It will be an annual event for a collection of landmarks done by Vito," Judd said. "We will raise
DeVito has agreed to paint a picture of one of the 72 historic buildings in the
"Vito and I came up with this idea," Judd said. "He is my cousin and stays on
The first print in the collection will be available, both framed and unframed, for sale at a booth during the
The prints are signed, numbered, and titled "Gingerbread House, Norway Landmarks Preservation Society Art Collection." They sell for
To begin, Judd said he and his cousin visualized what the Gingerbread House would look like once the renovation is completed. For example, Judd said he took 25 pictures of the different pieces of the intricate front porch which are currently in storage, and sent them to DeVito so he could piece together the porch in the painting.
The pair also came up with the house color scheme of almond, cream, an off-white and lime green they felt would best show off the beauty of the Victorian house.
"People can visualize it when it's finished," Vito said.
The three-stage, multi-year effort to restore the landmark building was undertaken by a group of local volunteers who formed
The 80- by 20-foot house was built in 1851 by
In 2011, the house was moved about 950 feet up the street near
Anyone interested in obtaining a framed or unframed painting can purchase one at the art show on
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