Juanita lives in Portland, Oregon and specializes in Black Velvet Painting. She refurbished this original painting of Issac Hayes for the Portland, Oregon Voodoo Doughnut shop. Each of our locations showcases one of her works that reflects the feel of the city. Check it out on our other Locations pages, or visit Juanita’s website.
And if you’re getting married or renewing your vows, why not channel the good Mojo through our Spirit Channelers? We perform all Voodoo Doughnut wedding ceremonies under each painting.
Mona Superhero is a multimedia artist who specializes in duct tape artwork. She is the In-House Muralist for Voodoo Doughnut, and you can see her works at all of our locations. Learn more about Mona and her work on her website. The Portland, Oregon shop is proud to display the three murals shown here:
Chuck Franklin Glass Studio
Chuck Franklin began creating art glass pieces in 1974. He attended Oregon State University and graduated with a degree in aerospace engineering. This was the late 1960s, and like a lot of other people, Chuck began to question what it was he wanted to do with the rest of his life. This is what led him to pursue glass.
In addition to numerous residential and commercial jobs, Chuck’s studio has created the portrait and doughnut windows for Voodoo Doughnut. You can see images of the founders of Voodoo Doughnut Tres & Cat Daddy, an image in honor of past CEO Robin “Lobster” Ludwig, as well as a Bacon Maple Bar, a Portland Cream, an Oh Captain, My Captain doughnut, and of course, a Voodoo Doughnut, all depicted in glass.
There are also a few special portrait windows that depict local people, such as Ted Papaioannou & Spike. Ted was part owner of Berbatis restaurant & night club; a visionary to downtown Portland. Ted was a beautiful and passionate man, a true Mentor and friend of Voodoo Doughnut. Spike worked for the United States Post Office for 32 years, 17 of those years being our faithful mailman in downtown Portland. Spike enjoyed interacting with people and he could put a smile on anyone’s face. Spike is now retired and enjoying life.
Chuck retired in 2015, but his grandson, Arther, and Arther’s wife, Becky, have carried on his business and continue to create quality art glass pieces for homes and businesses. For more information, visit Chuck Franklin Glass Studio online.