Lee “Bo” Henry

Art Direction and Construction Management

Bo’s Arts, LLC

Turlock, CA 95380  ¡  Las Vegas, NV 89132

Professional Profile

I have spent forty years building, designing and managing the construction of sets for the entertainment industry. I identified my passion early and received my theatrical set and lighting design education from Washington State and Michigan Sate Universities.

I worked twenty years in the San Francisco Bay area on a wide variety of projects and productions. I managed one of the largest scenic shops in the country, FM Productions, overseeing painting and sculpting for a diverse group of clients such as The Rolling Stones, IBM, Coca Cola, The Who, Toyota, David Bowie and Budweiser. During those years my duties included developing set designs as well as handling corporate accounts for clients ranging from Universal Studios to Siegfried and Roy.

I began my own business, designing and building sets for television commercials, and it was during those years that I began working on stop motion animation. During that commercial experience, I designed and built sets for variety of national spots, including more than twenty Pillsbury Doughboy commercials.

It was the stop motion animation experience that I gained, working on these commercials, that lead me to supervise the construction of the sets for Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline.

My work in commercial construction, art directing major themed building projects for more than ten years has been in locations ranging from Mississippi to Nevada. Again the range of clients was diverse and intriguing; those projects included Disney’s California Adventure and the conversion of Swiss Family Robinson’s Tree House to Tarzan’s Tree House in Disneyland.

Partial List of Projects

California State University Stanislaus - Performing Arts Technician- 2012 to present

Scenic shop supervisor for theatrte department including providing coordination and instruction to student working in the shop Turlock ,California

Coraline – Art Director, Set and Model Shop Manager – Released February 6, 2009

Stop Motion animation feature film with over 180 sets, Portland, Oregon                                                                                                                                                                                       

Exploration Park – Art Director and Designer - opened 2007

Western-themed playground in the Mountains Edge, Las Vegas master-planned community

Sunset Hills Memorial Park – Design Consultant - opened 2007

            Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Sunset Chapel, Apple Valley, California

Spa Tower - Bellagio – Special Finishes Contractor – opened 2006

            Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada


Partial List of Projects (cont.)

Festival Bay at International DriveConstruction Management and Designer – opened 2004

Interior store facades for a one million square foot mall in Orlando, Florida

Disney's California Adventure ParkSpecial Finishes Contractor – opened 2001

Executed special finishes on the all the exterior facades as well as sculpted and painted the Bug’ Life attraction. Managed 35 Scenic Artists for execution of 80% of the exterior of the park in Anaheim, California

BlueWater Resort & CasinoConstruction Management and Designer – opened June 1999

General contractor and designer of themed elements throughout the property including three story indoor water park in Parker, Arizona

Tarzan TreehouseConstruction Management – opened June 1999

General contractor as well as our staff self performing the reworking and sculpting of the limbs and the installation of new leaves  of the “Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse”  while removing and building new structures to create the Tarzan Treehouse in Anaheim, California.

Sunset Station CasinoConstruction Management and Art Direction – opened 1997

General contractor and special finishes director including interior and exterior features in

Las Vegas, Nevada

Kansas City Station CasinoThemed Construction Management – opened 1997

Theme contractor and special finishes director including interior restaurants and facades in Kansas City, Missouri

James and the Giant PeachConstruction Coordinator- opened April 1996

Managed the construction and use of over 100 sets for stop motion film in San Francisco, California

Boomtown Resort and Casino - Construction Management and Art Direction – opened 1994

General contractor and special finishes director including interior and exterior features in

Las Vegas, Nevada

Nightmare Before ChristmasConstruction Coordinator- opened April 1993

Managed the construction and use of over 100 sets for stop motion film in San Francisco, California

FM ProductionsScenic Department Manager – 1980 thru 1988

Managed, bid and executed hundreds of sets for a wide range of clients from world tours for the music industry as well as corporate shows and events all over North America, facility was located in San Francisco and Brisbane, California


Washington State University – Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Michigan State University – Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design