Tom Rubin Kicks Off “Third Thursday” Meet The Artist At Modern Edge Frameworks In Port St Lucie On Thursday, June 20, 2024. Free Demo And Free Parking

Modern Edge Frameworks kicks off its “Third Thursday” Meet The Artist event on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at the Tradition location in Port St. Lucie featuring Tom Rubin, a prolific painter and photographer.  Stop by to see Tom in “art action” and hear his story of becoming a creative at age six!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Many thanks to Duncan and Pam Hurd offering this opportunity to local artists.

 

Tradition Village Center

10370 SW Village Center Drive    Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

772.236.3690

 

 

 

 

 

tradition@modernedgeframeworks.com

Hours:  Monday – Saturday   10am – 5pm

www.modernedgeframeworks.com

 

 

Tom Rubin started painting and drawing at the age of 6.  His father showed him a picture in a magazine, gave Tom a set of oil paints, and there was no turning back!  We can see in the image below that he already had a sense of perspective, shading, and blending colors!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom’s 7th grade teacher inspired him to focus on impressionistic art, which he has continued throughout his life. Over the years, Tom’s style has evolved to more abstract paintings with an impressionistic flair.

 

 

 

Original painting by Tom Rubin

 

 

 

Tom tells The Rickie Report, ” I never stopped painting while I worked in the picture framing industry. Now, that I am retired, I have more time to devote to my art…and more time allows more creativity. When I’m painting, I enjoy a sense of freedom to let the paint take me wherever the creative juices are flowing.”

 

 

 

“Flowers in a Garden” by Tom Rubin

 

 

 

He goes on to say, ” My paintings reflect me and what I am feeling at the time.”  Tom works with acrylic paint, showcasing mainly abstracts and impressionism. His paintings often start with a vision and it may take a day or weeks for the vision to be clear enough to put on canvas.  Sometimes, they stay as the original thoughts, but more often, they take many turns and changes as the painting evolves.

 

 

 

Original Painting by Tom Rubin

 

 

 

Tom can be sleeping and start moving his hands as if he had a brush in them. At any time of night, he may get up and begin creating the piece feeling a need to put it on canvas before if disappears.  Believing that one style is too limiting, Tom is eager to try new techniques and mediums, which are evident in his collection.  Tom is also very open to creating commission pieces.

 

 

 

“Ribbon” by Tom Rubin

 

 

Tom’s wife, Helene, is his muse and he adds a touch of yellow to every artwork to signify their bond. Tom was born in Gloversville, NY and raised in the Bronx.  He attended the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan and achieved a Batchelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute Collage of Art, with a minor in Photography.  He worked towards his Master degree in history at Johns Hopkins University.

 

“Space” by Tom Rubin

 

To see more of Tom’s artistry:

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/tom.rubin.735

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/TomRubin21

Email:  721.ter@gmail.com

Call:  954. 732.5456

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

Modern Edge Frameworks Grand Opening In Tradition Village Center On Saturday, December 9th Special Discount On Framing Orders, Free Art Raffle, Refreshments And An Array Of Frames That Will Boggle Your Imagination

Modern Edge Frameworks has recently opened in Tradition Village Center, next to Publix and everyone is invited to the Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, December 9, 2023!   With a 23 year history of custom framing for residential and commercial clientele in Stuart, FL, a second location is now open in Port St. Lucie. Stop by for refreshments, a 10% discount on your next framing project and free raffle drawings. You’ll be enchanted by the options that await you! Duncan Hurd and his staff dispel the notion that choosing frames is too difficult because they make it fun!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks and the back-story.

 

 

 

 

Tradition Village Center

10370 SW Village Center Drive    Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

772.236.3690

tradition@modernedgeframeworks.com

Hours:  Monday – Saturday   10am – 5pm

www.modernedgeframeworks.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us during this special day of celebration.

 

Discover framing as it should be. 

 

10% Off your next frame project to every visitor

 

Artwork Raffle (free) 

 

Light refreshments

 

 

For over 23 years, Modern Edge Frameworks has been providing custom picture framing for both residential and commercial clientele in Stuart, and we’re thrilled to have opened a second location in Port St. Lucie. We are known for our friendly service and quality craftsmanship. We love framing and it shows!

 

 

 

 

 

With literally thousands of options to choose from, custom framing can be hard. At Modern Edge Frameworks we make it easy … and fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether it’s your first time framing or you’re an old hand, we’ll help you find something that meets your budget and that you can’t wait to put on your wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:  pam@modernedgeframeworks.com

 

 

We also offer a selection of art-inspired gifts, as well as provide delivery and installation service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Back-Story

 

In 2000, Ronnie and Barbara Hedgepeth opened a small frame shop in Jensen Beach, Florida.  Childhood sweethearts, Ronnie had been the southeast regional manager of the frame business at Ben Franklin stores for many years. They named their store Friendly Framers. Ronnie and Barbara welcomed one and all with their southern charm and folksy ways, making friends of each of their customers.

As the years passed the business grew and moved into a much larger space in the Cedar Pointe Plaza on Ocean Boulevard in Stuart, where they flourished. Upon Ronnie’s death in 2019, Barbara vowed to keep the family business going. Three years later, when she called us, owners of The Gilt Complex in downtown Stuart, and asked if we would take over the business. She announced she was retiring to live with her son in the mountains of North Carolina.

For us, it was an easy decision to make. When we purchased The Gilt Complex, a custom framing and art restoration business, one of the first things we did was to stop by and introduce ourselves to Ronnie and Barbara. They couldn’t have been nicer. Instead of thinking of us as competitors, they welcomed us as colleagues – another friend. Over the years we worked together. They would refer projects to us and we to them – whenever one of us felt the other was better equipped to handle a particular situation. So, of course, when Barbara asked, we leapt at the opportunity..

That was in the summer of 2022. We remodeled the showroom, which even Barbara would tell you needed a refresh. We gave it a more modern look, with white walls, gray floors, and black display cases. We even added a computerized sales system. In a very short time our business has grown, to the point we are now adding a second showroom in Tradition. We still believe in the things Ronnie and Barbara believed in – a wide selection of high-quality frames and framing accessories, a strong devotion to the craft of framing, and an unwavering dedication to service with a smile.

With the remodeling of the showroom and a new store in Tradition, we decided that a complete rebranding was in order. Thus, Modern Edge Frameworks was born. We work closely with The Gilt Complex, who provides all our delivery and installation services. And we continue to build upon Ronnie and Barbara’s legacy, making friends with everyone who enters our showroom.  

~Duncan Hurd

 

 

 

Tradition Village Center
10370 SW Village Center Drive    Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

772.236.3690

tradition@modernedgeframeworks.com

Hours:  Monday – Saturday   10am – 5pm

www.modernedgeframeworks.com

Call Duncan Hurd at 772-486-4880  or  Email:    duncan@modernedgeframeworks.com

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987