HOURS: Tues. - Fri. - 10 to 6, Saturday - 12 to 5, First Thursdays - until 9pm
Owner, Artist & Master Framer Howard M. Christopherson has been an artist
all his life. "I have been drawing pictures and making art in variety of
forms for as long as I can remember. I began framing in 1974. Except for 3 years
I have been picture framing since that time. I love the variety and all the challenges
of creating quality picture frames."
"First I inform my client of the many possible approaches, next I use samples,
photographs and sketches that illustrate each idea as we develop our framing
concept. We photograph many of our finished frames they help assist in the beginning
and get the creative juices flowing."
"Working with a client is often very rewarding, people get involved in art
whether they created the piece or purchased it. All of our clients have stories,
ideas and lots of creative energy. It is the job of ICEBOX to help bring ideas
out and focus in on a quality attractive presentation that fits the clients requirements."
"Creating is the funniest part." Quoting a Disney cartoon character
"Infinity and Beyond!" Art comes from freedom. Fine art may be
carefully controlled and meticulously crafted but it represents a time spent
without the restrictions put on the day to day. Hanging that daily reminder
of freedom on the wall is allot of what art is all about. A frame should
protect and compliment the art without making it seem confined or altered."
is a Minnesota Treasure!
ICEBOX Quality Framing & Gallery is included in the new "Treasures of
Minnesota" table top book published by Morgan & Chase. This attractive
376 page book makes a great gift for the new MN resident, office waiting area
or a welcomed addition to your own personal library. Currently available for a limited time at Icebox.
is chosen "Best Picture Framing Gallery"
by MplsStPaul Magazine,