- The following article on the opening of the Colorado artist Michael Garman's 3-D art cityscape display was taken from the Fairmont Sentinel, 9/17/83, with permission from Sentinel Publisher, Gary Andersen. The cityscape sculpture, as you come in to the lobby, is 10' 6" inches tall and 30" deep by 18' long.
Colorado artist Garman poses with his "3-D art cityscape sculpture" which stands more than 10 feet tall.
The cityscape thrives on realistic scenes and lifelike figures reside in the city.
A glimpse through the windows will reveal that interior schemes have been treated with the same meticulous detail as the activity on the sidewalk outside.
Michael Garman, creator of the cityscape, positions articles in front of the cafe.
Details include Ranch Restaurant advertising painted on a bench.
Garman added his own subtle touches to personalize the sculpture for Schmitz and provide a sport for his own signature. The Steve and Jo's White Owl Cafe is a reference to Steve and Jo Schmitz, Garman's signature is disguised in the ornate stone cornice above the cafe. "If we went any bigger," Schmitz quipped, "we'd be an art gallery." He said the expense of the cityscape could not have been justified on a strictly business basis. But the enjoyment customers seem to exhibit, has made it worth the cost.