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Ron Beahn’s Custom Framing enhances treasured items

4/3/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Ron Beahn’s Custom Framing, shown above, offers an artist’s touch in framing. Beahn is shown below right.
Photos courtesy of Ron Beahn’s Custom Framing
CUYAHOGA FALLS — Ron Beahn’s Custom Framing, located at 1818 Portage Trail, offers an artist’s touch in framing art, photos, documents, awards, memorabilia and other items.

According to his biography on the business’ website at www.artprollc.net, Beahn is a traditional watercolor painter, former art curator for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and the director of the 43-year-old Boston Mills Artfest, as well as the Canon National Art Show held at the Canton Museum of Art. He is board chair of the Whiskey Painters of America, has produced art shows in Ann Arbor, Mich., and received the 2007 Art Administrator of the Year award from the Ohio Designer Craft Council.

Beahn said he offers almost 30 years of experience and knowledge to customers looking to frame various forms of art. He said he considers a number of components in framing an item, including the mat, the glazing and the frame, all of which are dependent on what is to be framed and personal tastes.

“The custom framer will know the proper material to use for any specific situation,” said Beahn. “The overall key is to choose mats and a frame that create a package that will accent personal tastes and that will be able to function in the environment that it will be placed.”

Beahn added that anyone looking at the art should be drawn to the art first, not the framing.

“Art is often over-framed,” he said. “I look at the framing job from the artist’s point of view, and I try not to make the frame the center of focus.”

Beahn said over-framing can include using museum glass, which he said is quadruple the price and is not usually needed, using too many mats or a frame that overwhelms the art.

Beahn said he can help customers who come in wanting to do their own framing and can do the job for others wanting a professional’s touch.

The shop also sells a selection of Beahn’s work, which is available for viewing on the business’ website.

Beahn, who is a resident of Green, created a watercolor of a local barn for the incorporation of the city in 1992 and of the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse at Boettler Park in honor of the city’s 20th anniversary of its incorporation. His work has been displayed in the lobby of the Green Central Administration Building.

The shop is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more details, visit the business website or call 330-922-8221.

 

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