A little Kiss on Minnesota Avenue


Ed Kemmick/Last Best News

Nicole Knight puts the finishing touches on a portrait of Ace Frehley.

We couldn’t resist this scene Monday afternoon.

Nicole Knight of Advantage Signs and Graphics was completing a portrait of Ace Frehley, former lead guitar player for Kiss, on the outside of Smiling Dog Records at 2702 Minnesota Ave.

Knight said she has been friends with Mike Ludlam, the owner of Smiling Dog Records, for more than 25 years. Ludlam opened the used-vinyl store in February. He blacked out the windows on the north side of the store and asked Knight to do adorn them with her paintings.

She has just one band member of Kiss to complete after Frehley, she said. On the fifth panel she plans to do a rendering of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.”

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