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Gallery of Framing opens larger space

10/3/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Gallery of Framing has moved to a larger space next to its former location and added an art gallery, shown above.
Photo courtesy of Gallery of Framing
FAIRLAWN — Gallery of Framing has moved to a larger space next to its former location to better serve its customers.

The 13-year-old business, located at 131 Ghent Road in Merchants Square, offers picture-framing services, as well as a new art gallery.

“It works really nicely,” said owner Lori Drugan. “We have been able to spread out and be more welcoming.”

Drugan said the business uses top-quality products and expertise to accent and protect art for customers. Gallery of Framing has 3,000 frame samples on display for customers to choose from, with orders completed usually in about one week, according to Drugan. Both customized and ready-made frames from makers such as Larson-Juhl, Roma, Guerrini, Arquati and Bella, as well as the Nielsen metal collection are available.

In addition to frames, customized shadow boxes and display cases also can be specially designed for medals, family mementos, awards, needle art and other keepsakes.

“We are extremely creative, with backgrounds in art, and we know how to put colors together,” said Drugan. “We understand the importance of framing correctly. With our years of experience and background, we know how to preserve art to make sure it lasts a lifetime.”

Drugan said conservation mats in an extensive palette of colors are used to both protect and enhance artwork, and a Valiana computerized mat cutter can create unlimited shapes, designs, cuts and embellishments.

Three types of glass are also available, all offering 99 percent protection from ultraviolet light, according to Drugan.

“Our museum glass is very popular because it offers amazing clarity,” she said.

The shop’s new art gallery has “world-class art from all over the world,” according to Drugan.

Drugan added the pieces include Tom Radca’s ceramic plates, bowls and tiles; Craig Bird’s decorative ceramic pieces; decorative art glass from John and Tina Cook; an “exquisite” collection of perfume bottles; glass vases from Hokanson Dix; William Wegman’s Weimaraner prints; Irish artist Ciaran Lennon’s graphite on paper; and oil landscapes from impressionist Betty Neubauer. The business also carries Mara Bochart multipurpose cards.

Gallery of Framing will have a grand opening to showcase its new location Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The business can be reached at 330-835-3046. For more information, visit www.galleryofframing.com.

 

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