Panorama Framing’s Newsletter: May 15, 2013

15 May

Here I am again, with a mid-month update for you 🙂

The First Thursday in May was lots of fun, being the first official Grand Avenue First Thursday gallery stroll — ReBooty, Oak Common, and many of the restaurants and other merchants had gallery openings and specials available from 6-9pm. Panorama Framing opened its May show, featuring LineScapes by Oakland artist Momoko Sudo.

Momoko’s LineScapes, multimedia works and prints are available for viewing and purchase through the end of the month — so come on by the Gallery @Panorama Framing when you can; they’re worth a look!

Artoo 1.5 by Rich Kallenberger, at Panorama Framing!Is this the droid you’re looking for? Maybe! 🙂 At Panorama Framing this Thursday, May 16th from 5-8pm, Rich Kallenberger will give a live show-and-tell demo of his motorized creation: Artoo 1.5. Artoo is headed to the Maker Faire this weekend, and is temporarily stored and showcased at Panorama.

What does this have to do with custom picture framing? Absolutely nothing. 🙂 But it’s fun! Fans of all ages can come on by the shop Thursday night and see Artoo 1.5 in action…

Panorama continues its “First Thursday” nights with its next Art Show Opening event: featuring resin & oil paintings by Oakland artist Kevin Keul. Join us on Thursday, June 6 from 6-9PM, to celebrate the show with Kevin and Panorama!

The Lost Toys by Kevin Keul, coming to the Gallery at Panorama Framing

“The Lost Toys” series deals on multiple levels with the idea of being lost. Each work begins as a painting on canvas, and then is cut out and glued onto thin plywood. From there the piece is coated in a thick clear resin, to emulate the high gloss texture of toys. Finally, the resin-coated painting is inlayed into a painted flat white panel. The juxtaposition in textures reiterates the notion of not belonging, or: feeling “Lost”.

Come to The Gallery at Panorama Framing from 6:00-9:00PM on June 6, meet the artist, enjoy beverages & snacks, and maybe find a piece to fall in love with and take home. 🙂 “The Lost Toys” will be available for viewing the the Gallery through June.

Panorama Framing continues its custom framing special offer, with 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?!

Picture Framing Specials

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. 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 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 third Art Show opening on June 6, 2013… Momoko’s LineScapes and prints will be on view through May, and Kevin Keul’s “The Lost Toys” through June. 🙂

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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