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Exhibition of Art by Stacy Lewis

On May 11th, 2011, posted in: Featured, Latest News, Pets, What's Happening by

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“All Creatures Great and Small”

Exhibition of Art by Stacy Lewis

Chapel Hill, NC – On Thursday, May 19th from 5pm – 8pm, area residents are invited to Framer’s Market and Gallery in Rams Plaza for the opening of a painting exhibit by Stacy Lewis. Attendees will enjoy wine and snacks while meeting the artist and viewing her aquamedia works on canvas and paper.

Stacy Lewis is a North Carolina artist whose watercolor and acrylic paintings reflect her love of nature, especially animals. While they are built on a solid drawing foundation, their dramatic colors and animated quality make them unique.

Stacy lives on a small hobby farm in Louisburg, where she raises fancy chickens, guinea fowl and miniature dairy goats, all of which appear in her most recent works along with cats, dogs and other, more exotic creatures “great and small”.

Pictures of her paintings (as well as her farm companions) can be found at www.stacylewis.com.

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On Saturday, May 21st from 10am – 3pm Framer’s Market and Gallery in Rams Plaza will host an “All Creatures Great and Small” charity event showcasing local animal education and rescue organizations.   Bring a pet food donation and receive a free gift and while you’re at it adopt a pet!!!  Stop in and view our exhibit of aquamedia works on canvas and paper by local artist Stacy Lewis.  Stacy is a North Carolina artist whose watercolor and acrylic paintings reflect her love of nature, especially animals. While they are built on a solid drawing foundation, their dramatic colors and animated quality make them unique. Stacy lives on a small hobby farm in Louisburg, where she raises fancy chickens, guinea fowl and miniature dairy goats, all of which appear in her most recent works along with cats, dogs and other, more exotic creatures “great and small”.  Pictures of her paintings (as well as her farm companions) can be found at www.stacylewis.com.  Stacy will be here at Framer’s Market and Gallery demonstrating her painting techniques and we will be raffling off a gift certificate for one of her fantastic pet portraits to benefit our participating rescue groups.  Bring your pet with you and get 10% off your pet portrait order.  You can also get the buzz about beekeeping from Ben Crawley, “Mr. Buzz” himself.  There will be refreshments and Ben will have some newly harvested honey for sampling.

“Fur Ball – Howl-o-ween Portrait Party”

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Framer’s Market and Gallery in Chapel Hill

(Chapel Hill, NC,  Saturday, October 30, 2010)  On Saturday, October 30 from 10 am to 5 pm area residents and their pets are invited to join Framer’s Market and Gallery for the first annual  

“Fur Ball – Howl-o-ween Pet Portrait Party” and “Rescue Me” adoption event.

Professional photographer, Melissa Dejesus, will be available to take a professional portrait of your pet.  So dress them up in their Halloween costume (or come as you are) and join us for the fun. A variety of photo and framing packages will be available.

If you don’t have a pet or would like to add to the family, now is a perfect time to adopt one.  We’ll have pets for adoption right here from the Orange County Animal Shelter.  AND “adoptees” receive a free photo!!! 

“Murals of North Carolina” Exhibit

On October 10th, 2010, posted in: Latest News, What's Happening by

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You are cordially invited to join us on Friday, October 15 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm for a wine (Benjamin Vineyards & Winery) and cheese reception for Dr. Ruth Winchester Ware to open the exhibit of her comprehensive photo study “The Murals of North Carolina.”  The show will include 35 black and white photos on display in the gallery, and the entire collection (over 400 in all) will be running as a slide show. 

This is the first event in our 4 week “Picture This” Photo and Framing Fair.  Check the calendar for a full list of events.

Calendar of Special Events

On October 8th, 2010, posted in: Latest News, What's Happening by

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Framer’s Market and Gallery to Host
Four Week “Picture This!” Photo and Framing Fair

 “Mural, Mural, on the Wall” – who has the fairest event of all?

The answer can be found at Framer’s Market and Gallery

October 15 thru November 6!

Framer’s Market and Gallery is pleased to present the first ever, “Picture This!” Photo and Framing Fair to celebrate the art of photography, custom framing and historic preservation and restoration.   Events will be hosted in partnership with University Photo & Video, the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill and local artists, such as Michael Brown and Dr. Ruth Winchester Ware.  For four weeks the Framer’s Market and Gallery will offer events, educational opportunities, and fun for the entire family to enjoy.

The festivities begin on Friday, October 15 with a wine (Benjamin Vineyards & Winery) and cheese reception for Dr. Ruth Winchester Ware and an exhibit of her comprehensive photo study of the “Murals of North Carolina.”  The show will include 35 black and white photos on display in the gallery, and the entire collection (over 600 in all) running as a slide show.

On Saturday, October 16, Michael Brown, renowned artist and the painter of the majority of the murals in Chapel Hill will conduct a Trolley Tour of the local Murals.  The tour will begin and end at Framer’s Market and Gallery and will include a day of family activities at Rams Plaza with a live jazz band (sponsored by Bailey’s Sports Grill) and food and entertainment.  We will hold a photo contest designed to celebrate these local works of art.  There will be performances by “The Bouncing Bulldogs”, “The Orange County Jammers” and a “Chalk on the Sidewalk” event  for kids.  Space on the Trolley is limited, so call today to reserve your spot  929-7137.  A major portion of your Trolley Ticket price will benefit the “Painted Walls Project” to preserve and restore these precious local landmarks. The main focus of this year’s restoration effort is “The Sea Turtles” on Columbia Street – so join us to help “SAVE OUR TURTLES!”.   Come for the tour and stay for the fun!

The week of October 17 will focus on the “new” art of Digital Photography with helpful seminars and workshops conducted by professionals in the business and new product demonstrations.

The following week continues the photo theme then culminates with a “doggone” great event hosted by our own director of marketing “Buttons” – “The Fur Ball, a Howl-o-ween Pets-in-Costume Portrait Party.”  We will have a professional photographer on-hand to take your pet’s photo in his/her favorite costume with a variety of special print and framing packages available.  The day will include a “Rescue Me” pet adoption sponsored by the Orange County Animal Services Center.

Custom Framing, preservation and restoration become the theme on November 1, as our experts make educational presentations on saving and restoring your memories.

On Saturday, November 6, our “finale” will bring the curtain down with a Street Fair sponsored by Rams Plaza merchants with lots of entertaining surprises.  Winners of the Photo Contests will be announced and a blue ribbon panel of judges will be on-hand to congratulate the winners and answer your questions on photography, the Murals and the meaning of life.  A silent auction including works by Michael Brown will also be held to benefit “The Painted Walls Project” in its mural restoration effort.  You don’t want to miss it! 

We look forward to seeing you at one or all of our events!

I have attached a calendar for your convenience. Please call or drop by if you have any questions. 

    
Mary Anne Steinis
 
Framer’s Market and Gallery
Rams Plaza
1728 Fordham Blvd.
Suite 119
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
 
919-929-7137

www.theframersmarket.com

Mural Trolley Tour

On October 5th, 2010, posted in: Latest News, What's Happening by

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Trolley_bell_8On Saturday, October 16, Michael Brown, renowned artist and the painter of the majority of the murals in Chapel Hill will conduct a Trolley Tour of the local Murals.  The tour will begin and end at Framer’s Market and Gallery and will include a day of family activities at Rams Plaza with a live jazz band (sponsored by Bailey’s Sports Grill) and food and entertainment.  We will hold a photo contest designed to celebrate these local works of art.  There will be a performance by “The Bouncing Bulldogs” and a “Chalk on the Sidewalk” event for kids.  Space on the Trolley is limited, so call today to reserve your spot 919-929-7137.  The first trolley leaves at 10:00am and the second tour at 12:30pm and the cost is $25.  Your Trolley ticket price will benefit the “Painted Walls Project” to preserve and restore these precious local landmarks. The main focus of this year’s restoration effort is “The Sea Turtles” on Columbia Street – so join us to help “SAVE OUR TURTLES!”.   Come for the tour and stay for the fun!    BRING YOUR CAMERA!!!

Art and the Sofa

On September 11th, 2010, posted in: Framer's Corner, Latest News, We Thought You'd Like To Know by

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Before you start hammering, remember that art in a living-room is meant to be enjoyed from a sitting position, so keep your wall arrangements hanging low. Here are a few tips: 

.   Make sure your sofa is placed exactly where you want it before pounding your first nail in. Your artwork should be at least 2/3 of the length of your sofa to create balance between your wall arrangement and your couch.

.  If your artwork or grouping is wider than the width of your sofa, it will overwhelm it instead of enhancing it.

.  The bottom of your frame(s) should hang at approximately 6” to 10” above the back of your sofa. Of course there are exceptions depending on whether you are hanging 1 piece or a combination of 2, 3 or more. You might have to play with those measurements at bit.

.  Hanging your artwork too high will look like it’s floating away from the couch instead of being connected to it.

.  Have someone hold your artwork for you while you step back, sit down and have a look.

.  Depending on the pieces you are hanging, it’s generally a good idea to leave 2” to 5” in between each frame.

.  Hanging frames too far apart will look like you are trying to fill the wall instead of connecting each piece of art.

Hanging Do’s and Don’ts

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.  Don’t hang something too small above the sofa. The art will be  overwhelmed by the weight and scale of the sofa. Hang artwork that is proportionate to your furniture.

.  Don’t scatter your art collections around the house in the misguided notion that it will give the impression that you have more artwork. Keep your collection together; otherwise it’s no longer a collection.

.  Don’t feel like you have to hang every piece of art that you own. Store extra pieces away and take them out periodically when you’re ready to up-date your wall décor. Consider it an art rotation.

.  Don’t hang art on every wall in the room.  You should keep at least one wall free to allow your eyes to rest and give the art that is hanging, the attention it deserves.  

.  Consider the reflection before you hang mirrors….make sure the reflection you get isn’t of a messy kitchen or a doorway.

.  Don’t display art on walls that get lots of sunshine because the colors will fade and your art will be ruined over time. However, if you have a sunny area where you want to hang art, invest in UV glass  to protect your investment. 

.  Don’t hang expensive or sentimental pieces of artwork in a bathroom because the moisture from your steamy shower may hurt them.   (Especially if the bathroom is used by teenagers!)

.  Don’t try to match your art to your furniture or to your walls. Of course it’s important to buy pieces that complement your décor, but keep in mind that furniture is often replaced over time, so purchase what you really like; artwork is timeless.

.  Recycling is a great idea, but not when it comes to reusing the nail holes left behind from by a previous homeowner. You don’t want to repeat someone else’s mistakes, make your own holes!

.  You have probably heard this one a million times before but it’s important. Don’t hang your artwork too high, you want to be able to enjoy your artwork without having to look way up!