Blog Posts in 2017

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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