The art of framing: new owners of support emporium honing their skills, formulation changes

August 8, 2015 - photo frame

Owners Quint Long, right, Dr. Tony Phillips, left, poise in their framing shop, Picture This and More, with employees Kella Marchal, core left, and Joy Hoeft.


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By Kelsey Landis

ALTON — The new owners of longtime Alton framing emporium Picture This and More are settling into a emporium during 520 W Delmar Ave., and contend they pacifist head-first into training and perfecting a art of framing.

Quint Long and his father and business partner Dr. Tony Phillips took over a emporium from former owners Ken and Glenda Link in late Jul after Long finished a three-month training duration with a Links.

With a story in kitchen and bath design, Long pronounced he was prepared for a pattern and construction aspect of framing.

“It’s taken all of a opposite trades I’ve done, and incited into something that is now ours,” Long said.

But there was still a lot Long had to learn from a former owners, and he pronounced he continues to learn everyday.

“There’s so most some-more to framing than we competence expect,” Long said. “It’s unequivocally an art.”

The framing emporium continues to do as most work as probable in-house. They tradition sequence frames from suppliers on a per-order basis, and arrange a support and design during a store. They also custom-cut matte board, all after operative with business to find out accurately what they want. The emporium keeps some moldings in batch that they cut themselves for business in need of a rapid job.

Longtime employees of a store have helped to keep it using uniformly by a transition between owners. The new owners pronounced longtime employees Kella Marchal, Joy Hoeft and Clyde Totten make adult a framing team. With their help, Long pronounced he and Phillips are finding some-more about a art of framing everyday. The goal: to make a square demeanour great, and to safety memories.

“The purpose of a support is to element a artwork. It should hold all of your senses,” Phillips said. “They should make your memories final forever.”

Marchal, an worker for 16 years, pronounced framing is all about investing in what she called “furniture for your walls.”

“The matte should be cut in suit to a artwork, and it should lead a eye into a design with colors that are complementary. You can have a $10 design and make it demeanour like a square of artwork,” Marchal said, adding, “We’re unequivocally about formulating those birthright pieces, family pieces.”

In further to tradition framing, a emporium offers print restoration, digital imaging and more.

The integrate pronounced they devise to build on a Links’ business tradition of patron use and courtesy to detail, though they devise to supplement some-more design to a store. Local artists will be featured in exhibits in a store, and area schools will be invited to attend in art contests.

New exhibits and changes to a store will be in place by a time a store hosts a open residence on Aug 22 from noon to 4 p.m. For some-more information, hit Picture This and More during 618-466-0940.

Long grew adult in Godfrey and graduated from Alton high propagandize in 1981. Phillips is from a Wood River area is a connoisseur of South Roxana high school. He is now a biology highbrow during Lewis and Clark Community College.

Reporter Kelsey Landis can be reached during 618-208-6460, Ext. 1396 or on Twitter @kelseylandis.


Reporter Kelsey Landis can be reached during 618-208-6460, Ext. 1396 or on Twitter @kelseylandis.

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