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Capturing the essence of time, love, and everlasting memories Karen Hacker Portrait Gallery By Sandy Turner The Examiner A picture may be worth a thousand words but for Karen Hacker, owner of Portrait Gallery, having the privilege to use her talent to capture the unspeakable essence of time, love and everlasting memories is what has driven her to become one of the most sought after photographers in the Kansas City area. Having been a photographer for over 25 years, Karen’s true passion is being able to reflect the

CONTACT US Phone: 816-254-8600 Fax: 816-254-0211 (news) 816-836-3805 (advertising) PUBLISHER: Stephen Wade stephen.wade@examiner.net Advertising: DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING: David T. Lammers dave.lammers@examiner.net DIRECTOR OF MARKETING: Sharon Dankenbring sharon.dankenbring@examiner.net ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: Jim Hennequin 816-350-6385 jim.hennequin@examiner.net New media: NEW MEDIA MANAGER: Ginger Kuftack ginger.kuftack@examiner.net WEBSITE: www.examiner.net © 2011 GATEHOUSE MEDIA • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

COVER PHOTO By KAREN HACKER AT THE PORTRAIT GALLERy, 124 S. MAIN ST., INDEPENDENCE, 816-461-5400.

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individual’s personality and characteristics, which make them unique, through the lens of a camera. “I encourage each new client to schedule a consultation before their photo session,” she said. “I not only want my clients to feel comfortable with me, but I take great pride in getting to know each one of them and finding out what their needs and wishes are.” Karen and her husband David, both lifelong Independence residents, purchased the building, which was formally the Eagles Lodge on the Independence Square in 1999. After three months of a total renovation, the Portrait Gallery opened in 2000, as they utilize every inch of space in the 15,000 square foot historic building. “The third floor is perfect for photographing people with the natural light streaming in through the wrap around windows,” she said of the 15 designer sets, as well as the original walls of brick and plaster. “We also have the large studio on the main floor, equipped with state-of-the-art lighting equipment, props and various backdrops.” Specializing in wall portraits, the Portrait Gallery also caters to every aspect of life’s events, from the birth of a baby to generation photos. “We can accommodate up to 30 people comfortably in our studio,” she said. “Although we have had a photo session with as many as 50 individuals.” Although admiring the photos she has taken, hanging in the gallery, is enough to convince clients Karen is the real deal, her credentials reinforce the natural talent she has in photography. Among the numerous awards she has received from The Kodak Gallery, Karen has been named one of the top ten photographers in the state of Missouri for two years in a row, has received four Masterpiece Awards from Fuji, and has had eight images published in the Loan Collection with the Professional Photographers of America Association. As one of the few Certified Professional Photographers in the Kansas City area, along with her Master and Photographic Craftsman Degrees, she has also traveled from state-to-state to teach other photographers.

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“With so many people having access to digital cameras, photography has become a misconceived industry,” she said of the many variables that go into true photography. “It takes many years to learn the tricks of the trade and knowing how to perfect everything from the lighting to positioning as well as taking the time to capture the perfect moment.” Although she has had the opportunity to photograph famous people such as President Clinton and the Truman family at the Truman Library, Karen’s ability to photograph from her heart is evident, as every client is a famous person through the lens of her camera. “True photography is not about the props, the lighting or the scenery,” she said. “It’s about the people.” To see a slide show of Karen’s work visit www. portraitinc.com or visit her in person at the Portrait Gallery, 124 S. Main Street, Independence, Missouri 64050. Karen can be contacted by calling 816-461-5400.

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ENGLEWOOD ART WALK

Vivilore (Opening Soon) - 10815 E. Winner Rd. • 257-7911 (Restaurant & Art Gallery)

Cork & Barrel - 10819 E. Winner Rd. • 257-7911 (Wine, Weird Beer & the Corkscrew Gallery)

A p p l e t o n

Englewood Theater - 10917 E. Winner Rd. • 252-2463 (NOW OPEN - Fri/Sat/Sun)

Puppetry Arts Institute - 11025 E. Winner Rd. • 833-9777 (Puppet Museum & Shows) Englewood Plaza Barber Shop -

W i n n e r

Austin Five & Dime - 11023 E. Winner Rd. • 833-7799 (Variety Store)

(Barber Shop)

Tam’s Hair & Nails - 11033 E. Winner Rd. • 252-4440 (Beauty & Nail Salon) He’s & She’s - 11031 E. Winner Rd. • 254-8167 (Beauty Salon)

S o u t h

Appleton Ave. Arts - 1717 Appleton Ave • 252-1945 • www.amenta.me Englewood Cafe - 10904 E. Winner Rd. • 461-9588 (A Home Town Original)

Big Rand’s Quilt Studio - 10906 E. Winner Rd. • 503-8632 (Quilts and Supplies) Boxcar Gallery - 10908 E. Winner Rd. Massage Therapy Health Center - 10912 E. Winner Rd. • 665-2919 Alice • 682-7941 Ruth • 716-4836 Susan Winner Rd. Gallery - 10916 E. Winner Rd. • 461-1717 • www.winnerroadgallery.com (Art Studio and Custom Frame Shop) Englewood Police (Substation) - 10920 E. Winner Rd. • 325-7646 Green Dog Gallery - 10908 E. Winner Rd. • 254-3154 (Gallery and Studios)

H a r r i s

LaPlaza Restaurant & Market - 11000-11004 E. Winner Rd. • 836-8688 (Mexican Restaurant, Groceries & Convenience Store) Tiki Tanz - 11008 E. Winner Rd. • 252-7878 (Tanning Salon) Changing Seasons - 11014 E. Winner Rd. • 252-3372 (Florist & Art Gallery) Three Trails Trading Post - 11022 E. Winner Rd. • 252-5622 (Bead Store & Artisan Gallery)

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B Vogue - 11100 E. Winner Rd. • 833-7770 (Hair Salon & Art Gallery)

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Home Sweet Home - 11109 E. Winner Rd. • 886-1359 (Bakery & Dee Cee Art Gallery)

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11027 E. Winner Rd. • 223-6040

January 20 - 5:30pm-9pm

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PARKING

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Detour Coffee Shop - 10919 E. Winner Rd. (Retro Diner Experience)

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Bring in a receipt from any Englewood Arts District business for a frEE bEvEragE with purchase of a meal. Expires 2/17/12

Englewood Cafe

Friday, January 20th 5:30pm-9pm

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in case you missed it…

The Englewood Theater is now officially open!

Carolers gather at Scandinavia Place in celebration of Saint Lucia Day. 6

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artIst

spotlight

As shoppers walked passed Primary Colors Gallery in December, their eyes were caught wandering through a corner of Santa’s workshop. The gallery showcased pencil sets, paint sets and art kits scattered on worktables and benches, but what caught the most attention, was Santa Clause steadily painting a portrait of Mrs. Clause. Each week during December, the portrait would slowly progress until it was finished Christmas week. It was a treat for square regulars to see the painting come to life. The window display seemed to echo the past with its raw and handmade nature, bringing imagination and childhood to light. Each month, Gallery Director Erica Williams is faced with the challenge of designing a new window display. She uses simple materials like cardboard, foam core, paint, paper and store props to attract people’s attention to the featured product or

artwork. “I want the window to be bright and big, calling not only to the people walking by, but also to the people driving by. If I can get them to stop what they’re doing and pull over to take a look at the store, then the window is doing its job. People should take notice.” Erica Williams said. “This gallery features artwork from many talented local artists. Art is apart of our culture in how we express ourselves as a people and I am very grateful to be apart of a gallery that nurtures that work.” Erica Williams’ talents do not stop at designing window displays, she also teaches basic art classes, designs print materials and product to sell in the gallery. All of this talent did not develop overnight. She has been pursuing art since she was nine and furthered her education at Central Missouri State University, earning a B.F.A in Commercial Art.

Erica Williams, Gallery Director of Primary Colors Art Gallery on the Independence Square.

Experience A Taste of

Germany!

The Rheinland Restaurant 208 N. Main • 816.461.5383 OPEN: Sunday & Monday 10:00-2:30 • Tues.-Sat. 10:00-9:00 www.rheinlandrestaurant.com January 19, 2012

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The Keeping Room/Gateway 213

Wild About Harry 104 Clinton’s Soda Fountain 100

Serendipity Antiques 211 Scandinavia Place 209 The Inn at Ophelia’s & Ophelia’s Restaurant 201

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Elena’s 120 Portrait Gallery 124

W. KANSAS Log Courthouse 107

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Salon 208 109 Corporate CopyPrint 111 Design Living 115 Studio on Main 123

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PARKING

Santa Fe Glass 145

Main St. Coffee 107

Whispering Winds 121 Allin’s Taxidermy 127 Peddler’s 141 Seuf’s Guitars 143

Desk Top Office Products 101

S. MAIN

Uztabz Antiques Collectibles 118

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City Hall

E. LEXINGTON

Western Army Store 103

Game Cafe 107

Primary Colors 109

Courthouse Exchange 113

Craig Jones Taxidermy 123

Be Here Now 205

50 Plus Pharmacy 211

Serendipity Bed and Breakfast 116 S. Pleasant

National Frontier Trails Museum Chicago-Alton Railroad Depot The Bingham-Waggoner Estate 2 Blocks

S. LIBERTY

1 Hawthorn Place

S. OSAGE

Hawthorn A Bed & Breakfast 2 Miles

B&G Computers 106

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Antiques on the Square 101

www.independencesquare.com

W. LEXINGTON Community of Christ Temple & Auditorium 5 Blocks 1001 W. Walnut Englewood Arts District 2 Miles

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The Courthouse

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PARKING

Mockingbird Home Furnishings 108

Pharaoh Theater 114

Sermon Center 1 Block 201 N. Dodgion

Knitcraft Yarnshop 215

N. MAIN

Gilbert Whitney & Co 104

PARKING

Uptown Boutique 200

UpDog 114

1859 Jail, Marshal Home & Museum 217

Rheinland’s Restaurant 208

N. LIBERTY

Cafe Verona 206

Elizabeth Henry 208

Woodstock Inn 1 mile 1212 W. Lexington

Just for You 210

PARKING

Shoco Aluminum 317

PARKING

323 CLAY 323

N. OSAGE

Truman Home 3 Blocks 219 N. Delaware St.

Big John’s Corner Bar 213 Randal’s for Hair 209 Yogurtini 207

Pandora’s Cup 228 Gold Dust Treasures 220 Dave’s Bakery & Deli 214 Lauren Scott Hair Design Company 212 Direct Casket Outlet 210 Square Pizza 208

Higher Ground Hotel 3 Blocks 200 N. Delaware St.

Police Station

Truman Home Visitor’s Center 223

Pioneer Trails Pickup

Just Taffy 204 Designer’s Avenue Upholstery 202

Metro Bus Stop

E. TRUMAN

PARKING

Lily Wolfgang 206 Shop & Pawn 211

Diamond Bowl 218 Adam & Eve College of Cosmetology 214

W. TRUMAN

PARKING

Independence Economic Development 1 Mile 201 N. Forest Ave.

PARKING

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WhistleStop T-Shirts 107 Daft Crafts 109 Sabor Latino 111

Independence Chamber of Commerce 210 W. Truman

UpDog Express 106

Truman Library/ Museum 1/2 Mile 500 W. 24 Hwy

Vaile Mansion 1 Mile 1500 N. Liberty Farmer’s Market Corner Truman & Main

Greg’s Lock & Key 1/2 Block 112 S. Memorial Dr. Blue & Grey Book Shoppe 1 Block 106 E. Walnut January 19, 2012


Antiques and Collectibles

ENTERTAINMENT

ART & CREATIVE SERVICES 323CLAY

DIAMOND BOWL

323 W. Maple www.323clay.com Pottery Studio

218 N. Osage • (816) 252-8003 www.diamond-bowl.com Bowling lanes

PORTRAIT GALLERY

GAME CAFÉ

124 S. Main • (816) 461-5400 www.portraitinc.com Portrait photography

107 W. Lexington • (816) 252-7529 www.playgamecafe.com Role playing & board games

PRIMARY COLORS

PHARAOH THEATER

109 W. Lexington • (816) 254-2106 www.primarycolorsgallery.com Art gifts, supplies and classes

114 W. Maple • (816) 836-9555 www.pharaohtheater.com Movie theater

ELENA’S CATERING

120 S. Main • (816) 461-1977 www.elenascatering.com Eatery & full service catering

MAIN STREET COFFEE HOUSE 107 S. Main • (816) 503-8388 www.mstreetcoffeehouse.com Coffee, pastries, sandwiches & more

OPHELIA’S RESTAURANT & INN 201 N. Main • (816) 461-4525 www.opheliasind.com Eclectic American cuisine & lodging too!

UPDOG express

BUSINESS PRODUCTS & SERVICES

FOOD & DRINK BIG JOHN’S CORNER BAR 213 W. Maple Avenue (816) 461-9790 Drinking establishment

Corporate copy print ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 111 N. Main • (816) 809-8535 Antiques in the Emporium Building

ANTIQUES ON THE SQUARE 101 N. Main • (816) 252-1555 Antiques

THE KEEPING ROOM

213 N. Main • (816) 833-1693 Antiques inside the Gateway Building

SERENDIPITY

211 N. Main • (816) 252-6161 Antiques and nostalgia

UZTABZ ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

118 S. Main • (816) 252-9100 Everything imaginable

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111 S. Main • (816) 252-0400 www.corporatecopyprint.com Copy, print and creative services

CAFE VERONA

206 W. Lexington (816) 833-0044 www.cafeveronarestaurant.com Italian inspired cuisine

DESK TOP OFFICE PRODUCTS

101 S. Main • (816) 254-9620 www.DeskTopOfficeProducts.com Office products and furniture

CLINTON’S SODA FOUNTAIN

INDEP. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

210 W. Truman Road • (816) 252-4745 www.independencechamber.org Business organization

100 W. Maple Avenue (816) 833-2046 www.clintonssodafountain.com

106 W. Maple www.eatupdog.com Hot dog eatery

SABOR LATINO

111 E. Lexington • (816) 282-8772 www.saborlatinomeals.com Latin American cuisine

SQUARE PIZZA

208 W. Maple • (816) 461-2929 www.squarepizzasquared.com Pizza

THE RHEINLAND RESTAURANT

208 N. Main • (816) 461-5383 www.rheinlandrestaurant.com Authentic German cuisine

INDEP. COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

COURTHOUSE EXCHANGE

UPDOG GOURMET HOT DOGS

201 N. Forest, Ste. 120 • (816) 252-5777 www.ICED.org Business development

113 W Lexington (816) 252-0344 www.courthouseexchange.com Fine burgers & beer since 1899

INDEP. SQUARE ASSOC.

DAVE’S BAKERY & DELI

Yogurtini

111 S. Main • (816) 461-0065 www.theindependencesquare.com Inside Corporate Copyprint

214 W Maple Avenue (816) 461-0756 Sandwiches, burgers, pies & baked treats

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114 N. Liberty • (816) 836-2900 Gourmet hot dogs in classic diner setting

207 W. Maple • (816) 461-0037 Self-serve frozen yogurt and toppings (Continued on page 10)

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GOVERNMENT INDEPENDENCE CITY HALL 111 E. Maple • (816) 325-7000 www.ci.independence.mo.us

HAIR, NAILS & BEAUTY Adam & eve college of cosmetology

214 N. Osage • (816) 252-0202 www.adamandevecosmetology.com

RANDAL’S FOR HAIR 209 W. Maple Avenue (816) 252-4689 Hair salon

SALON 208

109 S. Main • (816) 252-6303 www.salon208.com Hair, nails and spa services

HEALTH & FITNESS 50 PLUS PHARMACY

Cosmetology School

211 W. Lexington • (816) 461-6546 Pharmacy & health goods

JUST FOR YOU

PEDDLERS CYCLING & FITNESS

210 W. Lexington Avenue (816) 254-4777 Nail & Hair Salon

LAUREN SCOTT HAIR DESIGN CO. 212 W. Maple Avenue (816) 836-2660 Haircuts and design

139 E. Lexington (816) 254-6855

www.peddlerscyclingandfitness.com

Cycling & fitness for the entire family

STUDIO ON MAIN

123 S. Main • (816) 836-8139 facebook.com/studioonmain Pilates, yoga, spinning & more

pioneer trailsadventures

HISTORIC 1827 log courthouse

107 W. Kansas St. • (816) 321-7111 Historic courthouse

1859 JAIL, MARSHAL’S HOME/MUSEUM

217 N. Main St. • (816) 252-1892 www.jchs.org/jail/museum.html Historic jail, home and museum

bingham-waggoner estate

313 W. Pacific Ave • (816) 461-3491 www.bwestate.org Historic home and museum

CHICAGO-ALTON RAILROAD MUSEUM

318 W. Pacific • (816) 325-7955 Historic railroad depot

COMMUNITY OF CHRIST AUDITORIUM

1001 W. Walnut St • (816) 833-1000 www.CofChrist.org World headquarters, temple & auditorium

COMMUNITY OF CHRIST TEMPLE 201 S. River • (816) 833-1000 www.CofChrist.org Museum, bookstore, sanctuary and more

NATIONAL FRONTIER TRAILS MUSEUM

318 W. Pacific • (816) 325-7575 www.ci.independence.mo.us/nftm Historic Frontier trails museum and store

Pick Up at 1859 Jail Museum 217 N. Main St. • (816) 456-4991 www.pioneertrailsadventures.com Historic tours in a horse drawn covered wagon

TRUMAN HOME

219 N. Delaware • (816) 254-9929 www.nps.gov/hstr President Harry Truman’s home

TRUMAN HOME VISITORS CENTER 223 N. Main • (816) 254-9929

www.trumanlibrary.org/trivia/tours.htm

Ticket & information center

TRUMAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM 500 W. 24 Hwy • (816) 268-8200 www.trumanlibrary.org Presidential library & museum

VAILE MANSION

1500 N. Liberty • (816) 325-7430 www.vailemansion.org Historic home

LODGING Hawthorn - a bed & breakfast 1 Hawthorn Place • (816) 252-2607 www.hawthornbb.com Half mile west of the Englewood Arts District

HIGHER GROUND hotel 200 N. Delaware (816) 836-0292 www.highergroundhotel.com

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Pandora’s Cup A CULTURAL CURIOSITY SHOP ON THE HISTORIC INDEPENDENCE SQUARE

228 W. MAPLE AVE. INDEPENDENCE, MO 64050 PHONE: 816-536-6551 PANDORASCUPKC@YAHOO.COM 10

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MOCKINGBIRD premier

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108 W. Maple Avenue (816) 252-0005

the inn at ophelia’s

201 N. Main • (816) 461-4525 www.opheliasind.com/welcome The only lodging directly on the Square in Independence

www.MockingbirdHomeFurnishings.com

Auctions & Estate Sales

PANDORA’S CUP

228 W. Maple Avenue (816) 536-6551 A cultural curiosity shop

SPECIALTY RETAIL BE HERE NOW

205 W. Lexington • (816) 461-7819 www.b-here-now.com Home decor & design center

SCANDINAVIA PLACE

209 N. Main • (816) 461-6633 European gifts and more

BLUE & GREY BOOK SHOPPE

SHOP & PAWN

106 E. Walnut • (816) 252-9909 www.blueandgrey.com Civil war books & other related items

DAFT CRAFTS

109 E. Lexington Handmade gifts, toys, accessories and more

DESIGN LIVING

115 S. Main St. • (816) 616-0485 Scholar Rocks, Jewelry, Vases, Porcelain, Paintings & more.

ELIZABETH HENRY 208 W. Lexington • (816) 252-6300

Women’s Boutique featuring fun, funky & functional items

GATEWAY LETTER JACKETS 213 N. Main • (816)252-5111

Jackets, award patches & pins

gilbert whitney & co.

104 N. Liberty • (816) 836-0567 www.gilbertwhitney.net Specialty groceries & kitchenware

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211 N Osage Street (816) 254-0022 www.shopandpawn.com Pawn shop

GOLD DUST TREASURES 220 W. Maple Avenue (816) 254-4500 Gifts and novelties

THE CRAFT SHOP

111 N. Main #2 • (816) 461-0191 In the Emporium Building Affordable handmade crafts

JUST TAFFY

UPTOWN BOUTIQUE

200 N. Liberty • (816) 736-7369 www.uptownboutique.bzfs.com Women’s Designer Clothing (Continued on page 12)

204 N. Liberty • (816) 254-2450 www.justtaffy.com Taffy, fudge and other yummies

KNITCRAFT YARN SHOP

215 N. Main • (816) 461-1248 www.knitcraft.com Knitting & crocheting supplies

LILY WOLFGANG

206 N. Liberty • (816) 836-3822 www.lilywolfgang.com A mishmash boutique

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WHISPERING WINDS TRADING POST 121 E. Lexington • (816) 461-7274 Mic-0-say & Native American beads, jewelry and more

WHISTLE STOP T-SHIRTS

107 E. Lexington Ave • (816) 254-4880 www.WhistleStopTshirts.com T-shirts, hoodies, hats & more

WILD ABOUT HARRY 104 W. Maple • (816) 252-0100

Since 1949

Storm Doors • Windows Screened-in Porches • Car Ports

317 W. Maple

www.wildaboutharryind.com Men’s accessories & furnishings

816-252-8130

MISCELLANEOUS Allin’s Taxidermy & Archery 127 E Lexington Ave. • (816) 254-6668 Taxidermy & Archery

B&G COMPUTERs

106 S. Main • (816) 833-8663 Computer repair

GREG’S LOCK & KEY

112 S. Memorial Drive • (816) 836-3639 www.gregslock.com Lock and key service

SANTA FE GLASS

CRAIG JONES TAXIDERMY

123 W. Lexington • (816) 254-1013 Game heads, birds, tanning

145 E. Lexington • (816) 254-5515 www.santafeglass.net Automotive • Residential • Commercial

SEUF’S GUITARS

DESIGNER’S AVENUE UPHOLSTERY

202 N. Liberty • (816) 836-3075 Upholstery specialist

DIRECT CASKET OUTLET 210 W. Maple Avenue • (816) 252-0979 www.directcasketoutlet.net Reduced cost caskets

Birthday Bash

143 E. Lexington • (816) 833-8308 www.seufsrepair.com Guitars: repair and custom built

SHOCO ALUMINUM

317 W. Maple • (816) 252-8130 Storm Doors, windows, screened-in porches and car ports

Join us for our

Saturday, January 21st 10 to 5 p.m.

Dollar

deals, giveaways and discounts galore!

206 N. LIBERTY ST. INDEPENDENCE, MO 64050

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storefront The collection of fine art, photographs, kid’s creations and other memorabilia on your walls conveys the story of your life’s journey. As a Framing Professional, I The highest compliment see all types you can pay an artist is of artwork, to enhance and protect and love the their creativity“ states opportunity to Sherri Haupert, owner offer suggesof Winner Road Gallery tions to my in the Englewood Arts clients about District of Independence, framing techMissouri. The gallery niques that features over a dozen will enhance local talents and and preserve includes a custom frame the art, while shop open to the public, capturing a which Sherri manages. sense of the owner’s style. These points are key to creating a well-framed project: Keep balance in mind. A proper combination of frame stock, mat, liner and fillet will create layers that draw the subject forward or give you the impression of depth, allowing you to visually step into the scene. Let the art define the frame width and style characteristics! Balance is

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essential - no element should catch and hold your attention more than the art itself. Color trends come and go. Color and texture close to the artwork can really set off the piece; add a more neutral top mat to meet the frame edge and be the largest visual “field” around the art. White, taupe, cream, eggshell and other soft-hued colors can be very effective at keeping bold colors vibrant without challenging them, and assisting more pastel shades to be seen within the artwork. Neutral matting is timeless and blends with a variety of decor choices. Keep your framed art healthy. As you consider purchasing artwork, think about where you might display it within your home or office space. Exposure to sunlight, humidity (of any level), smoke, dust and other conditions will take a toll in a short amount of time. Fading, warping and permanent damage can be minimized, or avoided entirely, by using conservation-level materials and methods during the initial framing process. If you’ve had a favorite piece framed for a number of years, you may want to “refresh” it with UV-blocking glass, acid-free mat boards and more contemporary choices in frame stock, allowing it to bring you pleasure for years to come. Enhance your own life’s journey with art!

Thrifty Pleasures for

the "Material Girl" in each of us!

The Keeping Room Antiques 213 N. Main • 816-833-1693 Tues. - Sat. 10-4

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816-252-6300 208 W. Lexington Ave, Independence, MO 64050 Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 • Thursday Open to 7pm

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Calendar of Events

SPECIAL EVENTS —

Gilbert Whitney Classes

104 N. Liberty Cake Pops with Stefanie Speers January 28 - 6-8pm Paella 101 January 31 - 6-8pm Homemade Tamales February 4 - 5-8pm Kitchen Basics featuring the perfect pot roast February 7 - 6-8pm Tapas for two! Cooking class for couples February 11 - 6-8pm What to do with chicken Indian Style February 22 - 6-8pm For more information: 836-0567

YOUTH SPORTS EXPO

Saturday, January 21, 2012 1pm - 3pm Features information on area youth sports and activities. Truman Memorial Building 416 W. Maple For more information: 325-7843

Englewood Art Walk

10900 E. Winner Rd. Every 3rd Friday of the Month 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Art, Fashion, Food, Fun, Music, Street Performers www.englewoodartwalk.com

1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home Museum

217 N. Main – www.jchs.org

Pioneer Trails Adventures

Oral History Tours - Covered Wagon or Sleigh Rides Pickup @ 217 N. Main (1859 Jail Museum) www.pioneertrailsadventures.com

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CELEBRATION January 16 Truman Memorial Building 416 W. Maple For more information: 325-7843

Hazelle Rollins Puppetry Museum at the Puppetry Arts Institute

ART OPENING @ Primary Colors

January 21 10am Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion (SE corner of Truman & Noland Rd.) For more information: 325-7367

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500 W. US Hwy 24 Museum Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm Sunday Noon - 5:00 p.m. Final Days!: Harry S. Truman: His Life & Times Truman: The Presidential Years Oct. 21, 2011 - Jan. 22, 2012: The President’s Photographer www.trumanlibrary.org 800-833-1225

Visitors Center: 223 N. Main 816-254-9929 Visitors Center Open Daily 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Truman Home: 219 N. Delaware www.npd.gov/hstr

City Theatre of Independence performance January 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion (SE corner of Truman & Noland Rd.)

Children’s Performing Theatre Auditions

Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

“A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE”

Saturday, January 21, 2012 3pm - 6pm Opening Reception for Morgan Hobbs and Joshua Meier www.primarycolorsgallery.com

brought to you by the Independence Tourism Department

ONGOING EVENTS — Live Music @ Main Street Coffee House

Open Mic Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Music variety on Fridays & Saturdays 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. 107 S. Main — www.mstreetcoffeehouse.com

National Frontier Trails Museum

Museum Open Daily Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Special workshops & presentations throughout the month. www.ci.independence.mo.us/ NFTM

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11025 E. Winner Rd. in Englewood Tue-Sat 10am-5pm Puppet Shows on Most Weekends www.hazelle.org

Taffy making demonstration on An antique taffy machine Every Sunday at Just Taffy 204 N. Liberty 816-254-2450

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The Examiner presents the largest Bridal Show in Eastern Jackson County on

Saturday, February 25 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Fashion Shows

11:30 am & 2:30 pm Featuring:

Amoré Bridal & Tuxedos Bridal Extraordinaire and Bridal Solutions & Tailor

Register to win prizes including a

dal gown $1,000 bri ided by prov dinaire Bridal Extraor r.net. at www.examine

Location:

The Pavilion at John Knox Village 520 NW Murray Road Lee’s Summit ticket price: $5.00 at the door online registration closes at midnight Friday, February 24, 2012 Call

350-6341 or email sharon.dankenbring@examiner.net for more information.

EvEnt SponSorEd by:

GoLd SponSorS:

Amore BridAl & Tuxedo BridAl exTrAordinAire BridAl SoluTionS & TAilor THe PArTY PATCH

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