The Evanston Frame Warehouse Presents: Mia Cammuso Leber


 

Mia Cammuso Leber:

Interior Gardens

Opening Reception::  

Friday, April 4th from 6 - 8pm 

We will be exhibiting Mia's original paintings from April 4-21, 2014.

For more information, call 847.869.5210 or stop by our shop at 606 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60201

 


Mia's Biography

Mia has been painting since she was a young child following in the footsteps of her parents who were artists. She was educated at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1979. She paints in her home studio, combining paint, silk, paper and other found items to create layers of shapes and colors. The figure may act as the focal point of a painting or used as an interesting shape in the overall composition, often veiled in pattern.

 

Double sided frame option

We recently created a double-sided frame with a hinge as a unique way to display a magazine cover and it's related article. 

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Here it what appears to be just a cover page from the 1927 House and Garden magazine.

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However, the frame opens up to reveal two ads featuring the Marmon E75 motor car. One ad is printed on the reverse side of the magazine cover, hence the need for a double sided solution.

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Here is the frame opened on the wall. The frame closes with magnets and is secured to the wall with wooden security hangers so as not to move when opening.

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A great addition to this antique Illinois license plate collection featuring the same license plate number from 1915 through 1963.

​The Photographs of Henry Berry

 

The photographs of Henry Berry will be featured at an opening on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Frame Warehouse, 346 Harrison St., Oak Park. The opening reception will be from 6-8 pm.

 

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Henry recently was awarded two Honorable Mentions in the International Photography Awards (IPA) competition. His won awards

for Midwest Back Roads  in the category of “Architecture/Buildings” and for Silent Ballet in the category of “Nature/Trees.  The photographs can be viewed online at:

http://www.photoawards.com/en/Pages/Gallery/zoomwin.php?eid=8-64185-13&uid=&code=Buildings

and

http://www.photoawards.com/en/Pages/Gallery/zoomwin.php?eid=8-64184-13&uid=&code=Trees

In his comments to the photos,  Henry describes  what catches his attention.  Of the Midwest back roads he says, “I've heard it said the real heart of America is out along her two-lane country roads, with no name but a letter or a number and I tend to agree. There's a connectedness I feel and experience along those roads that I don't find anywhere else. The buildings and barns are connected to the lives of the people who built them, and I try to honor that connection in my photographs, because I also see these old structures going by the wayside, just as the way of life of those who built them is fading into history.”

Regarding his photos of trees he says, “ I love to see things made from wood, catch the scent of fresh sawed lumber, to feel the presence of the craftsman when I run my hand cross my grandmother's old dresser. But we must never forget that trees, the original source, are decades in the making and can never be replaced. It is no wonder the Egyptians thought trees had souls. They move and speak in their own quiet language. In these photographs I try to tell the trees' stories, not mine.”

Henry has had several exhibits in the Chicago area including the Oak Park Public Library and Harold Washington College, been published in After Hours Magazine, and has been a finalist in Photographers Form Magazine.  His  distinctive style of photography comes from his mastery of the fine art of black and white photography and a deep personal connection with his subject matter.  Although his work is influenced by such artist as Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, and Clarence John Laughlin, he has developed his own unique style. 

More of his work can be viewed at henryberryphotography.com