I see the Art and Framing Warehouse, on West Philadelphia Street, too.
And inside I see Gayle Shadrach, the co-owner, who’s keeping a picture of city officials gathered at a ribbon-cutting, there on the front counter of her store.
It was a big day at the framing shop, she said.
Mayor Kim Bracey and others were on-hand Tuesday morning for the unveiling of a new “montage,” or artist’s representation, of York. The montage is meant to be a sort of printed time capsule, showing a moment in time but also drawing ties to the past.
“It’s nostalgic and historic,” said Shadrach, who owns the frame shop with her husband John.
The Shadrachs stumbled on the montage idea more than a year ago, though at that time the project run by an out-of-town company was centered on Westminster, Md. But the couple thought it would be a good fit in York, and finally last spring things started to move forward.
Gayle Shadrach said from there the project took off, with about 110 York businesses signing up to be a part of the project. Each paid a fee to be a part of the final pen-and-ink piece, which was done by Minnesota-based artist Bruce Loeschen, she said.
Prints are now available for $15 at the frame shop and other locations around the city, Shadrach said.
In addition to the above-named businesses, the print features others including the Hotel Codorus, Penn Waste and Bricker’s. York’s first mayor, Daniel K. Noell, and other historical figures are scattered through as well.
Shadrach said she hopes it makes a nice addition to local collections. It’s a beautiful piece, she said, and in a way, it’s actually a little like York.
“It’s like a picture puzzle,” she said. “You just keep looking at it, and you find something else.”