Raines Insurance Group
Address: 251 Indiana Ave Valparaiso, IN 46383
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5pm
Staff Contact: Randy Raines
Public Restrooms: YES
Public Parking: YES
Handicap Accessible: NO
- ARTIST STATEMENTChris Guzman is a 1995 graduate of the American Academy of Art, has held the title of Official Artist to the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame in Belfast, NY since 2009, and has taught public school fine arts since 1998.
His focus is painting portraits on odd canvases. . . his hand-painted boxing gloves have been prominently displayed in private collections of several household name celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Mike Tyson, SLASH, and more. Guzman’s studio holds roughly 400 painted gloves that have also been autographed by the celebrity painted.
Three years ago, Guzman also started painting directly onto the covers of vintage magazines as a way to upcycle magazines that would otherwise be tossed away. All in all, these pieces demand attention, and prints of these magazine covers have been hot sellers at comic conventions and art shows all over “the Region”.
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