Britto for the Holidays

Black Friday is almost here! Romero Britto’s colorful, exuberant designs make wonderful gifts for almost everyone on your list. We have new items in stock, just in time for the annual Great American Shopping Frenzy that happens the day after Thanksgiving. Watch the slideshow for a sneak peek of some of the new pieces.

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Romero Britto items are available at our following Cincinnati-area locations:

Fabulous Frames & Art-Downtown

17 West Fourth Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

513.579.9998

Fabulous Frames & Art-Montgomery

10817 Montgomery Road

Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

513.489.8862

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Todd Oldham + Fishs Eddy=Another Charley Harper Dishware Line. This Time, it’s All About the Birds!

The newest collaboration between designer Todd Oldham and New York-based dishware company Fishs Eddy, featuring the work of our beloved Charley Harper, is finally available. We say finally only because we have been excitedly waiting for this day since first hearing about the second line over six months ago. The initial collection was inspired by Charley’s Ford Times fish prints; the follow-up line is based on his Ford Times birds. His clean, sharp style of minimal realism is the perfect adornment for, well, just about anything. Including home goods. We carry the complete line at all of our Cincinnati locations and on-line at www.fabframes.com. Sounds intriguing, right? Be sure to check out the gallery for all of the new pieces. Enjoy!

Photo Source: Fishs Eddy.

All Children Are Artists*-Unconventional Framing Ideas for Your Little Picasso

When you think about framing kids’ art, what comes to mind? If you picture blinding primary colors, you are not alone! Children seem to come equipped with a love for bright things, which gives them a naturally vibrant and joyful aesthetic. It’s no wonder that the most popular approach to framing art for the pre-teen set is to use crazily colorful mats and frames. Although there is nothing wrong with that, there are as many ways to frame the art projects of little ones as there are, well, little ones who create art.

We’ve put together this little tutorial for you, featuring some out-of-the-box framing ideas for kids’ artwork. The inspiring pieces are the handiwork of three very talented young siblings, who are encouraged by their mom to create their own framing designs. What a fantastic idea-allowing your kids to participate in the process makes them more invested in art appreciation. Continue reading

A Cincinnati Artist with Universal Appeal: Myra Baumes

Local artist Myra Baumes is known for her charming Cincinnati neighborhood scenes. Although they often depict Cincinnati mainstays like The Blind Lemon and Mt. Adams Bar & Grill, as well as our city’s distinct skyline, her beautifully saturated urban scenes have universal appeal. Check out a sampling of her work in the slideshow! All of the pieces are available, framed, at our downtown location: 17 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Enjoy!

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Dean Russo: Animal Art That Pops

Humans love, revere and rely on animals to such an extent that an Earth bereft of their presence is unthinkable. Through the ages, we have eagerly shown our affection and awe for our four-legged friends via every available art form, from cave paintings to Egyptian tombs; the Medieval Bestiary to Art Noveau architecture. More recently, we have had the Minimal Realism of Charley Harper and the wildlife art of John Ruthven. If you love the idea but want something thoroughly contemporary and fun, that speaks to both your proclivity for color and dedication to your best feline or canine pal, then the work of Brooklyn-based artist Dean Russo is for you. His 8 x 10 portraits give a unique and bold pop art spin to a wide variety of dog (and cat) breeds. His animals, looking out from behind real eyes, are peculiarly soulful. Check out the gallery for just some of the Russo images that we carry.

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