January's I Spy
Be Hair Now
by Sally Bjork
"Be Where Now? Be Hair Now ... at the corner of Miller and Ashley," writes Christine Schopieray in answer to January's I Spy clue. It's "the little hair salon at the northwest corner," writes Jacqueline Courteau, who says she's "long loved the colorful painting" and instantly recognized it--"even in black and white." It's "very distinctive," writes Cynthia Cipolla, who lives nearby. Bob DeBona says he and his daughter admire the artwork as they head "across town to get a winter swim in at Mack Pool."
George Valenta, Rayna Gill and Alan Traxler all point out that the building was an art supply and frame shop in the not-too-distant past. While Alan bemoans the fact that art supply stores have left downtown, he's glad that "the building isn't empty and it retains its funky orange paint!"
Thirty-three people correctly identified Be Hair Now. Our winner, drawn at random, is Amy Cave, who passes the building every day on her way home. She'll enjoy her $25 gift certificate at Found in Kerrytown.
To enter this month's contest, use the photo and clue on the Back Page of the February issue to identify the scene, then follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.
[Originally published in February, 2013.]