Each year the Oak Park River Forest High School Art Department recognizes student achievement in the arts with a show at our Oak Park store. All art disciplines contribute to this event. Awards are given by the teachers to their best students. Frame Warehouse contributes all the framing for the event. The framed pieces are then installed at the high school where students and faculty enjoy them during the following school year. At the end of the year students are given their framed art to take home. A great time was had by all!!!!
Please stop in our Evanston store Friday May 10th, 2013 to meet Walter Burrows from 6 pm to 8 pm. Walter is a Chicago artist and owner of Burrows Moving Co.
Walter's Mother, Margaret Palmer Burrows was a well known Chicago artist. His grandmother, Mary White Palmer, great grand mother and his sister, Wendy Burrows Carlton, are artists as well. "It's in my blood," says Walter, when asked about his gravitation toward painting.
Walter loved to draw as a child and did many Under Water scenes. Walter started painting approximately 37 years ago and sold his first piece for $120 in about 1979.
Walter's style is Metaphysical Surrealism and he paints in acrylics on both canvas and paper.
You can see more of his artwork at burrowsartgalleries.tumblr.com
Paul and Sis Hamer were honored recently by being asked to be involved in the Rick's Picks exhibit at The Burpee Museum in Rockford, Illinois. Rick's Picks is an exhibit of the life and work of Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick fame. This incredible creation of the Burpee Museum curators and Jay Graham of Graham/Spencer celebrates, in a very creative way, the genius behind one of the world's great bands.
Paul and Sis are grateful to Rick Nielsen for all he has done to make this one of their most memorable years. Thanks Rick!!!!!
Paul Hamer is the founder of Hamer Guitars and built many of the guitars that Rick Nielsen uses in concert and recording. Video interviews of Paul are on Ipads on the plexiglass displays of the guitars he built.
Though the the exhibit closed on April 14th , 2013 it will be traveling soon to a museum near you.