Curran is retiring from the custom framing business to concentrate on creating her own artwork and to spend more time with her nine grandchildren, and she admits she will miss her daily interactions with her customers.
“I have learned so much from all the people I’ve interacted with,” Curran says of her more than 6,000 customers. “I live vicariously through their travels, their adventures.”
Curran doesn’t intend to take it easy in her retirement. She already has plans to teach Zentangle classes and work on various art projects, and she looks forward to exploring new ways to express her creativity.
“I opened Jane’s Frames as a way to do my art, but I have no time to do my art,” she says, laughing. “And now I want to spend time with my husband, travel, and enjoy my grandchildren while they’re still young.”
|Jane Curran Announces Retirement; Jane’s Frames for Sale|
Jane’s Frames originally opened on Main Street, moving to its present location in the historic Cataldo Building on East Central Street in 2002. While busy with custom framing projects, Curran also co-founded the Franklin Downtown Partnership, a non-profit organization working to revitalize the downtown area.
Curran channeled her creativity and energy into helping create events such as the Harvest Festival, the Strawberry Stroll, and the Holiday Stroll. She organized community art projects and progressive dinners, volunteered each year with beautification efforts, and worked tirelessly to raise awareness and draw residents and visitors to downtown Franklin.
Along with her Partnership work, Curran also has been an active member of the Professional Picture Framers Association, the Franklin Art Association, the Stony Brook Camera Club and other community groups, all interests she hopes to keep up with after selling her store.
Curran is currently accepting offers for her business, which includes 1,700 square feet of showroom and workshop space plus inventory. Interested parties should contact Eileen Mason at (508) 330-4234.
For more information, contact Jane Curran at (508) 528-3256 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her website, janesframes.com, to learn more about her framing, art for sale, photo restoration and classes.