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Northrup King Building

1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
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INTRODUCTION: Howard Christopherson is also a master picture framer, fine art photographer and gallery owner of Icebox. Icebox was the first fine art gallery to emerge in North East Minneapolis in 1988. Howard is one of the founders of Art‐A‐Whirl.

CURRENT EXHIBITION: ICEBOX GALLERY Presents: “Inside Looking Out” An Exhibit of Marc Norberg’s Personal Photography Opening May 11, 2024 Contines thrur November 2024. Images selected by. ICEBOX Gallery owner Howard M. Christopherson

ART GALLERY: Icebox Gallery has a long history of surprises when exhibiting local artists and global artists. Thought provoking exhibits are our favorite. Howard is available to consult with you about both your art and framing needs.

QUALITY FRAMING : Icebox Framing has a large selection of frames to choose from. Icebox has it’s own line of hand-finished hardwoods beautifully finished gallery-style frames made of Maple, Birch, Walnut and Cherry. Howard has over forty five years experience making frames for museums, collectors, and artists.

WORKSHOP: For more than 17 years Howard has lead a creative workshop out of his cottage in Lily, South Dakota. Lily is a “ghost town” located 250 miles West of Minneapolis. Howard along with at least three other established photographers share their time, past experiences, and creative abilities with a small group of active participants each July. This creative event is designed for all levels of photographic skill emphasizing discussion, feed back and a shared photographic experience. Participants stay 3 nights in guesthouses in the small town and tour the back roads and other small towns in search of subject matter each day. This annual event is called The Highway 12 Road Trip Photography Workshop.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Howard approaches his photography in an intuitive spontaneous way.  Always searching with a passion and daring for that special image. He has a wide range of interest: Sublime landscape, decay, animals, street photography, people, night photography, portraiture, humor, beauty, and the female muse.

PHOTOGRAPHY COMMISSIONS: Available for portraits, family portraits, head shots and more unusual ideas. 


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Icebox Quality Framing and Gallery is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of Art-A-Whirl weekend.

MERGED Photo Manipulations Before Photoshop

By Howard M. Christopherson

Images were made on small 35mm slides using dyes and glues before being printed often as large Cibachrome prints.

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