PUBLISHED: 11:13 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Holy Trinity Church to host conservation clinic
A restoration expert working on century-old paintings from a Juneau church will present a program Sunday, Oct. 2, from 1-5 p.m. at McPhetres Hall, in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, at 4th and Gold streets downtown.

Carmen Bria is chief conservator at the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts in Denver. His program will focus on fine art painting conservation, highlighting treatment of the paintings of early Juneau artist Frances Books Davis. The paintings were recently removed from Holy Trinity Church's chapel for restoration. Davis was a parishioner at the 110-year-old Juneau church.

Members of the public are invited to bring their own paintings to the program for Bria to examine, suggest conservation treatments, and discuss costs. Appraisals will not be given at this program.

A dinner and arts auction is planned for later in the month to help fund the Davis paintings restoration.