In 1986, Barbara Jennings was working in the advertising industry when her parents proposed a business partnership in acquiring a custom framing business. The opportunity to manage a creative operation appealed to the daughter and so she found herself emerged in learning two separate operations: Custom framing and masterful art.
This business model works because art, no matter what the style or price point, is always enhanced when surrounded by a custom frame designed to complement the visual work of the artist.
“I love our business. It has allowed me to indulge myself in the exploration of discovering new artists and the craft of framing, which is really art in a different format,” said Jennings. “I love to help our clients locate those special pieces that are just the right fit to go into their homes or businesses; or pick out the perfect custom framing selection to enhance their artwork or priceless mementos – all within their personal budgets,” she adds.
Today, Jennings has a team of friendly, helpful staff associates. Kelly Fuller is the assistant director capable of art and frame consulting, as well as custom framing. Katie Harris is the full-time custom framer and Milo Popovich is a part-time art consultant. It’s a team that works well together.
The Corner Vise staff offers no-obligation consultations, expertly honing in on the ideal combinations from the thousands of possibilities available in the custom framing operation. Craftsmanship is extremely important. Personalization and exceptional service is their goal, which they exceed based on stellar client referrals and comments. It’s obvious they have built a business that stands on an excellent reputation known for service and quality well outside their Zionsville zip code.
“We offer an ever changing collection of original fine art, limited edition prints and unique gift suggestions. On display you will find a wonderful cross selection of artists such as the worlds’ most collected artist, Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light; Thomas Arvid, arguably the world’s foremost, wine painter; and romantic realist, Pino” adds Jennings with a warm smile.
The variety of displayed art work covers a broad selection of art personally selected by Jennings in her travels across the country. “I was born in Jamaica to Chinese descendants. Needless to say, I feel lucky to be able to travel and discover new artists. Art is meant to feed your soul. I feel truly blessed to have this career. I owe it to my Mom. She saw the frame shop for sale and predicted it would a great fit because of my love of art. It has been such a gift – here I am still thriving in this business after 25 years,” said Jennings.
Visiting Corner Vise is indeed a gift. One you should give yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
Corner Vise is located at
104 South Main Street, Zionsville, IN
Store hours are: Monday-Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Thursday – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Friday and Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday – NOON to 5:00 p.m.
For more information on Corner Vise call: (317)873-2976