I want to say Thank You to all the neighborhood folks, merchants and friends who continue to give Panorama Framing a warm welcome to Grand Avenue! Opening a new business can be hectic and stressful, sure, but it’s also a lot of fun. I’m pleased at the diversity of items coming in to be framed, and honored to be entrusted with their care. 🙂 From WWII ephemera, to large linocuts to paintings from India I’ve seen it all the past couple months!
Kevin Berne’s fine art photography & photo illustrations are still on display, through the 28th — so this weekend is your last chance to see them in The Gallery… Thanks again to everybody who came to the opening event for Kevin’s show — that was a fun night!
Panorama continues its “First Thursday” nights with its next Art Show Opening event: LineScaping, by Oakland artist Momoko Sudo. You are invited to join us on Thursday, May 2 from 6-9PM, to celebrate the show with Momoko and Panorama!
Momoko‘s LineScape paintings will be featured in The Gallery through May, and smaller unframed prints will be available as well. LineScaping is a series of original paintings and drawings, whose minimalist abstraction makes for a distinctive style. Momoko draws or paints each line freehand, with no computer assistance!
Momoko spent her youth in Hokkaido, Japan before moving to the States in 1992. She has lived in various locations in the US, and most recently moved to Oakland from Miami.
Come on by The Gallery at Panorama Framing from 6:00-9:00PM on May 2nd, enjoy beverages & snacks, and maybe find a piece to fall in love with and take home. 🙂 Local cellist Joshua McClain will again lend some ambiance with his mix of contemporary and traditional stylings. Sweet!
Speaking of First Thursdays: Some other merchants on Panorama’s stretch of Grand Avenue are getting into the swing of things! At this writing, here’s the lineup of other sights to see on May 2nd from 6-9pm: Left Coast Power Yoga (free yoga class, clothing swap & art on display); Rebooty (opening for artist Sam Raske and refreshments); Grand Tavern (drink specials only for visitors of the galleries on Grand).
Panorama Framing will get in on the excitement too, with its first special!: 20% off of custom framing when you frame a piece (or pieces!) of artwork by a featured artist in our Gallery. How cool is that? Read on to the bottom for the coupon to print. 🙂
Ceramics and other Functional Art: Rounding out the storefront and gallery space, Panorama is showing work by several local artists & artisans. We hope to feature more, but do make sure to take a look at:
- Sara Paloma‘s handmade 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;
- Kevin Berne‘s ever-evolving series of photographic art cards;
- 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!
End-Notes: Panorama Framing is open Wednesday through Sunday, with other days available by appointment! We look forward to seeing you at our second Art Show opening on May 2, 2013… Momoko’s LineScapes and prints will be on view through May. 🙂
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: http://www.panoramaframing.com
Thanks for listening, and we hope to see you soon!
Patrick (& the rest of the Panorama Framing, Inc. crew)