Below is the presentation I gave to the Illustrators Group of the St. Louis Artists Guild on November 12, 2013.
Eaker's has a long history in Edwardsville. Many of my friends, their parents and my friend's children all still come here. 227 North Main Street is still a first-come-first-serve traditional family barbershop. You can buy a soda, a candy bar, read a magazine play with toys (kids can, too). What I like best is that we can chit chat with our neighbors, and sometimes even hear a little town gossip. My boys like the four pieces of candy they get. Enough to wake me up at 6:00 am to be assured we are first in line.
I bring my three boys here, and have for years. Kari's been able to watch them grow, and consult with me, "I don't think we should cut their curls, just yet, I don't think Shawna would be happy when you got home." She may have even saved my marriage with advice like that.
This slice of small town life is the reason I chose it as subject matter. And why I chose my painting of Eaker's Barbershop as the hero image for my upcoming show two doors down on the Gogh-Getter's Gallery inside Sacred Grounds Cafe and Coffeeshop. I think the image resonates with people who have experienced Eaker's first hand.
And, if you have any need for a local, small-town, family friendly barbershop. Don't miss the chance to meet Kari. You'll experience why I immortalized the barbershop in oils.
You are purchasing a signed Giclée print of the painting Eaker's Barbershop by Steve Hartman. The original painting is no longer for sale, this is the only availability to purchase this image.
It is printed on high quality, museum-grade, archival paper with archival inks that will last 200 years.
This unframed print is offered in two options:
$50 13 x 13 inches with image size of 11 x 11 inches with 1 inch border. Signed and numbered in a limited edition of 100
$15 6 x 6 inches with image size of 4 x 4 inches with 1 inch border. Signed by the artist, not a limited edition print.
Each print is personally signed and carefully shipped to you in a protective clear sleeve and sturdy mailer.
Orders will print and ship in the order they are received. Expect delivery within 2-3 weeks of online purchase.
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