In celebration of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra's 85th anniversary, local El Paso artist Hal Marcus was commissioned to create a unique art piece to commemorate this special occasion.

The art piece is described by Marcus as a “big green cellist floating above the symphony using his supernatural cello and umbrella to rise toward the starlit ceiling of the beautifully restored Plaza Theatre.”

“The Green Cellist” an original mixed media painting, which measures 55” x 67” on canvas, will be unveiled August 21, 2015 at EPSO’s 85th Anniversary Gala at the Camino Real Hotel. Proceeds from the work of art and prints will benefit the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and anyone who is interested in purchasing the painting or a print should contact EPSO at (915) 532-3776 for more information.

Hal Marcus was born and raised in El Paso and his artwork can be found in public, private and corporate collections around the world. He is also a founding member of the early El Paso Art Collectors Organization and was inducted into the El Paso Artists Hall of Fame in 2003.