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You Are an Art Collector

You Are a Collector The content of this post is a compilation of comments, opinions, and suggestions gathered why having fun reading about the collecting of art. You are an art collector when you move ...
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South by Midwest 3rd Friday Exhibition Event

Allie Klawitter and Alexandria Dravillas are two De Paul University digital photography students with serious vision when it comes to capturing the natural world. Striking, ambitious and highly ...
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Framing 101 - The Mat

The Mat A mat is a paper based border that is sometimes part of the visual presentation of a framed work of art. In addition to functioning as part of the presentation of your art, it also creates a ...
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Paris Farrell

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Paris Farrell by telephone. A solo exhibition of his new works opens at the Frame Shop in Bridgeport on Friday, March 17, 2017. During our conversation, ...
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Too Many Ideas

The choice of topic for this week's post presented an unusual challenge -- too many ideas were generated from the shortest month of the year, February. I initially thought about addressing Black ...
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Playbills as Souvenirs

Playbills as KeepSakes A playbill is a show program or booklet typically given to the audience at a live theatrical performance. The printed playbill provides details about the production that include ...
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Artist Profile: Jessie Whitehead

The Frame Shop is honored and ecstatic to welcome Jessie Whitehead to the team! Jessie joined our sales staff in December and now she's ready to show her off work at our next 3rd Friday event on ...
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Campaign Posters as Collectible Art

Campaign Posters as Collectible Art The 2016 United States presidential race! Rest easy – slowly inhale, slowly exhale. This post is not about the election; it looks at the campaign poster in ...
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Blood Memory

Blood Memory The exhibition, Blood Memory is a body of Muhammad Naquee’s works currently on display at The Frame Shop’s Bridgeport location (3520 S. Morgan St). The title of the exhibition ...
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Art for Our Sake

Seeing, imagining, inventing, and thinking! These are at least four valuable learning tools taught in visual arts classrooms according to Ellen Winner and Lois Hetland. Several years ago, Winner and ...
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Alex Puryear: The Esoteric Child

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." -Pablo Picasso Meeting Alex Puryear is like a brilliant breath of fresh air. Tall, stylish and humble, he ...
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Kenneth J. Johnson Jr.- "I Am Englewood"

Sometimes we need to be reminded of the sweetness of life. These reminders take the form of holding a door for a neighbor, complimenting an outfit seen, or shared appreciation for good weather. For a ...
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Marc Hauser, Portrait Photographer

An important aspect of photography is to capture a moment in time. Images of ourselves allow us to recall memories of where we were when the photograph was taken. It lets us hold on to how we once ...
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Artist Spotlight: Darr Gapshis

There are few as honest as Darr Gapshis. When you ask her a question be ready for the answer because it will be unabashedly truthful. This doesn't mean her works are grotesque nor do her words ...
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Meet the Photographer: Ryan Shain

In April, Art & Company in Orland Park will unveil their second installation of the photography show "A Moment in Time." The opening is this Saturday from 7-10pm. We are so excited for ...
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Meet the Photographer: Michael Kirkland

In April, Art & Company in Orland Park will unveil their second installation of the photography show "A Moment in Time." The opening is this Saturday from 7-10pm. We are so excited for ...
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Guest Writer: Everyday Items as Art by Jessica Kane

Everyday Items As Art If you like to collect things, art is one of the most rewarding things that you can collect. Viewing it gives you pleasure, while the value of most objets d'art rises over ...
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Slow Stretch at Mana Contemporary

Slow Stretch is the unearthing of seemingly mistaken photographs and discarded science projects. Beautifully displayed on parallel stands or tacked to the walls, the work of Eileen Rae Walsh and Sarah ...
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Globe Al Chemical Company receives temporary office space

Globe Al Chemical Company is the most local chemical company on the planet. Located in Chicago, IL, Globe Al asks important questions like “why can’t we schedule thunderstorms yet?” ...
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Meet the Photographer: Elia Alamillo

Everyone is a photographer nowadays. When it comes to those important moments, however, sometimes it’s better to hire an expert; someone with the eye and charisma to calm your testy child or ...
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Meet the Artist: Ruth Esserman

Meet the Artist: Ruth Esserman In Chicago, we are lucky to be surrounded by great works of art and those who create them. One such artist is Ruth Esserman. Esserman has been working here in Chicago ...
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Meet the Artist: Paul Branton

A visual collector, an observer, a documenter. Paul Branton is a Chicago artist who lets music and paint describe the world that surrounds us. Using bright and saturated colors, he revels to us what ...
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The Holiday List

The Holiday List It's less than a week before Christmas, there's people you still need gifts for but you want something DIFFERENT this year. What do you get the person who has enough candles, ...
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5 Holiday Gift Ideas at the Frame Shop

5 Holiday Gift Ideas at the Frame Shop It’s crunch time and your last minute gift ideas from the Frame Shop are here! Here’s our top five ideas: 5. A Chicago Skyline Photograph Framed by ...
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Meet the Photographer: Krista Weber!

A picture is worth a thousand words. That’s why hiring a professional photographer for special moments is so important. Whether it is a wedding, an engagement, or honoring the birth of a ...
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