Where passion meets precision

Middletown Framing has been a resource for high-quality, custom framing since 1975. Husband and wife team Dmitri and Rusa D’Alessandro assumed ownership of the art framing shop in 2008. Dmitri D’Alessandro, raised in Middletown and Higganum, Connecticut, studied computer science and 3D design in college, where he began his artistic pursuits as a digital artist. His interest in framing was spawned when he framed his first art show in Middletown, just after graduating college. Dmitri went on to curate art shows at several local galleries. He recognized the need for custom framing as a vital accompaniment to beautiful artwork. When he was offered the opportunity to purchase the art framing shop, he knew his artistic interests could all converge at Middletown Framing.

Rusa D’Alessandro is a fine artist who hails from Hollywood, California. Rusa is formally trained in art history and techniques including drawing, and painting (watercolor, acrylics and oils). She is the headmistress and inspiration behind Middletown Art Academy—a renowned resource for art instruction in Middletown.

The great snowstorm of 2011 and collapse of our home.

Learn more about fine art instruction at the Middletown Art Academy.

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