Artist Jody Parmann (aka JP) has loved the Raven interior long before she owned it. The books, the art and the wood all make for an English library environment that is warm and inviting.

When she and her husband Sadaat Hossain acquired the cafe almost 4 years ago, they knew they wanted to keep this spirit of the Raven intact wherever possible. Even so, they’ve made improvements and changed things here and there. Recently JP has set her sights on the random taxidermic animal heads. The mounts were inherited from original owner Gerald Edson. She had no idea how old they were, but their ragged and weathered condition suggested they’d been around for a while.

Seeing the mounts as an artistic opportunity, JP decided to up-cycle them in a way to preserve them and their history at the Raven.

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