Like amber, frames preserve the relics of life, protecting them from the ravages of time, weather, and foraging dinosaurs. Secure treasures for future fossil hunters with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of custom framing services at Frameworks Art and Frame in Sylvania.
Recognized in the Toledo City Paper's Best in Toledo 2009 awards, Frameworks Art and Frame prepares art and memorabilia for wall appearances by enveloping them in fashionable custom mats and frames. Each piece of artwork luxuriates in the attention of artist Michael Calandra, who employs his eye for design and more than 25 years of framing experience to give each piece a custom home in which to reside until retiring to Barbados. Customers can peruse the shop’s display of more than 2,000 sample frames to discover a design that speaks to their personality, their home’s décor, and their invisible entourage. In addition to framing traditional print art and photographs, Frameworks also assembles shadow boxes and collages that commemorate special occasions such as weddings, preserve hazy recollections of concerts, and memorialize annual interplanetary vacations. Prices for custom framing vary based on size, mounting, mats, glass, and frame choice, but the shop can outfit an 8.5"x11" document in a wood or metal frame for about $125–$145.