FRANKLIN NORWOOD started his career as a printmaker specializing in etchings printed from copper plates in 1967 under Charles Morgan at the University of Georgia. He moved to Colorado in 1970 and lived in Denver producing etchings and teaching classes to survive. In ’73 he moved to the Roaring Fork Valley and continued to work on etchings. In 1982 he and his wife Sally opened “The Framer” upstairs in the Dinkel Building in Carbondale. The frame shop grew into Main Street Gallery and The Framer and moved onto the corner of Main Street in the center of Carbondale, where the gallery is celebrating 32 years in business.
Franklin continues to show his popular etchings in his gallery in Carbondale and has added hand-coloring to enhance many of his etchings. He recently moved his etching press into the front of Main Street Gallery and does printing demonstrations to introduce area residents and visitors to etchings as an art form.
MAIN STREET GALLERY and The Framer has grown with the town of Carbondale and serves as a trusted source of art works and framing for individuals, businesses and designers throughout Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Western Colorado.