May Artist of the Month

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  • 1 May, 2013
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2013-05ArtistOfTheMonthBannerThis months artist is:

JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski

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Frames As Art

Artistic Framing and Photography

By JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski

Through use of unusual perspectives, reflections, and macro-photography, JoAnn’s subjects and frames themselves invite YOU in for yet an even closer look. She carves and etches patterns from nature into my frames, and also use color in the frames to set off the photography. Many photos were taken in the woods surrounding the city of Oneonta, NY, as well as framed in cherry, pine and basswood, all produced locally. The framing captures both a traditional, yet magical feeling, and the woodwork is of high quality. JoAnn also does unique custom framing in these woods and patterns for any art or photographs you wish to have framed. For information or to purchase my work, please call JoAnn 607-434-0798 or take a card and visit FRAMES AS ART on facebook  or framesasart.com

Although always an avid photographer, and skilled woodworker, JoAnn’s artistic side, combining these two talents, emerged after both raising a family, and a lengthy career educating young children. With music a lifelong avocation, she is also currently a pianist in the area working with the contemporary duo Party of Two, and with husband singer/songwriter Joe Chmielowski as part of the group Polish Moses. She also worked as piano accompanist and manager for Al Gallodoro, an internationally renowned jazz saxophonist/clarinetist for 12 years until his death, at age 95 in 2008.

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