Panorama Framing’s Newsletter: April 1, 2013

01 April

Panorama Framing’s Grand Opening to-do on St. Patrick’s Day was great fun! Many thanks to all you folks who stopped in to enjoy a Guinness or ginger ale, listen to the musical stylings of local cellist Joshua McClain & preview Kevin Berne‘s fine art landscapes and photo illustrations. I’ll make sure to update Panorama’s Web site and Facebook page with some photos of the event. 🙂

Art Show Opening event: Speaking of Kevin Berne… You are invited to join us on Thursday, April 4 from 6-9PM, to celebrate the opening of the first Art Show at Panorama Framing!

Kevin Berne Art Show postcard

Kevin Berne‘s large format nature photography will be featured, as well as smaller framed and unframed prints and his always-evolving hand-made photo cards. Also on hand will be Kevin’s photo-illustrations of beach life in Brazil.

Kevin Berne is an Oakland-based photographer with 20 years of experience creating poignant portraits and live performance images as well as intriguing fine art landscapes and textural juxtapositions. He has recently developed digital painting techniques which he uses to bring to life vibrant illustrations of Brazilian beach life. And more! 🙂

Come on by The Gallery at Panorama Framing from 6:00-9:00PM on April 4th to meet Kevin, enjoy a beverage or snack, and maybe find a piece to fall in love with and take home. 🙂

Design Counter update: Daryl Rush finished and installed the solid pine design counter for Panorama’s main gallery area! This table is 16′ long by 4′ deep by about 6-8″ thick, and weighs about one ton (including the supports). ONE TON. It’s beautiful, and really worth a look — it is totally functional, but totally makes a statement; It is a warm complement to the concrete floors and white walls. Thanks Daryl!

Functional art for sale at Panorama Framing!


Ceramics and other Functional Art: Rounding out the storefront and gallery space, Panorama is showing work by several local artists & artisans. Make sure to take a look at:

  • Sara Paloma‘s wheel-thrown stoneware, whose clean lines call to mind the shapes and silhouettes of both our urban landscape & nearby mountain peaks and valleys;
  • Kylix Design‘s hand-poured, slip cast ceramic works which replicate on a large scale mechanical fasteners (nuts & bolts), accentuating their sculptural qualities;
  • Roberto Gastelumendi‘s wood tables & sculpture with intricate inlay, scorching and other elements;
  • The long bench from Lawrence Gandsey‘s “Seismic Seating” series;
  • Silkscreens & posters from Casa Murriguez, the Victory Garden of Tomorrow, and (new!) letterpress prints by Lisa Rappoport.

All art pieces are available for purchase!

 Bench by Laurence Gandsey in Panorama Framing's gallery space

End-Notes: Panorama Framing is now open Wednesday through Sunday, with other days available by appointment! We look forward to seeing you at our first Art Show opening on the 4th… Kevin’s photography & photo-illustrations will be on view through April, and in May we’ll be showing abstract art by another local artist. More about that as we get closer. 🙂

Panorama Framing’s storefront is at 3350 Grand Avenue, right next to Mischer Chocolates and up the street from Boot & Shoe Service. Call Panorama at (510) 629-1918 & ask for Patrick, or visit Panorama’s friendly Web site at:

Thanks for listening, and we hope to see you soon!

Patrick (& the rest of the Panorama Framing, Inc. crew)

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