Please welcome our newest artist: Katie Lane O’Brien

Jerome Street Studios is happy to announce the arrival of our newest artist: Katie Lane O’Brien.

Welcome Katie!  We can’t wait to see your new work…

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I’ve been creative ever since I can remember,” “The first time I picked up a paintbrush, I knew I was going to be an artist,” “I’ve been drawing since I was 3 years old”. This is not Katie’s story. Katie started making work five years ago as an 18-year-old high school senior in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Still not convinced to continue making work after, she planned to enter a liberal arts education to study Psychology. As school approached she made a gut decision to switch paths and get her BFA in Fine Arts. This kind of decision making has always been how she maneuvers through life. Making marks and split decisions that are spontaneous yet deliberate, sometimes aloof but always confident and decisive. Through painting she involves herself in a uniquely honest process that speaks of the human experience in a disillusioned manner, mark after mark. Each piece its own understanding of circumstance and life. The result, compositions that are grungy, primal, emotional, and sometimes beautiful (or just plan chaotic). Katie continues to develop a style that crosses abstraction into realism and realism into the abstract while she enjoys drinking wine and taking care of her two plants.

To find out more about Katie, please visit her website at

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Stephanie Todhunter: Paint&Paper at Liquid Arthouse

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Stephanie Todhunter

Paint & Paper

May 15- July 1

Liquid Art House

100 Arlington Street

Boston, MA 02116

Liquid Art House is a restaurant and art gallery located in Back Bay Boston.

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2017 National Prize Show – Stephanie Todhunter

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I’m also super excited to have been accepted into the Cambridge Art Associations 2017 National Prize Show!  The reception is this Thursday from 6-8pm at both the Kathryn Schultz Gallery and the University Place Gallery, both in Cambridge.  I will be at one of those locations – I’ll post which one once I find out where my piece will be hanging. -Stephanie


Trish (totally digital)


glass backprinted photo, mixed media



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Stephanie Todhunter “lost girls” solo show

lost girls

Stephanie Todhunter

Thursday May 18 – Saturday June 10

Reception: Saturday, May 20th, 6-9pm

The Front Space

1 Front Street, Rollinsford, NH 03869

(Rollinsford, NH) The Front Space is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works on canvas and glass by Stephanie Todhunter. Neon pinks, blues and yellows; lace-like patterns, stickers, metallic leaf, wax, ripped paper and sharpies embellish a band of lost girls. Through these deeply mysterious mixed media works, Todhunter remarks on the unique “latchkey kid” experience with sensitivity.

In lost girls, Todhunter explores the predominant dichotomies of identity among “generation x” children; described as one of the least nurtured generations in recent U.S. History. Otherwise known as “latchkey kids”, the youth of this generation grew up in the late 70s and early 80s, and were both self reliant, and subject to the vagaries of the adults around them. With Todhunter’s dynamic and layered approach to portraiture, she simultaneously addresses individuality and homogeneity; invisibility and vulnerability.

Todhunter’s interdisciplinary process begins with sculpture, proceeds to macro- photography, and then collage. The blurred features of her plaster subjects reference the ethereality of a transient youth, while her purposeful choices regarding color, name, and background setting, acknowledge each child’s individuality. Through the processes of covering and deconstructing, Todhunter defines her subjects, shields them, and gives them voice. The resulting portraits shimmer and sink in their definition of a generation; they are as playful as they are disquieting.

BIO: Stephanie Todhunter grew up in the 1970s Midwest, and was moved from small town to small town by her single working mother. Immediacy and experimentation are essential to her multidisciplinary practice. Stephanie’s work has been included in group exhibitions and featured in solo shows across New England, and is held in private collections around the world. Most recently, Stephanie was awarded the 2017 Artist of the Year by the Cambridge Art Association, and her work was the front-cover feature of the March/April 2017 issue of Artscope. She is currently based in Boston.


left: Queen Beth (disassembled/assembled), collage, spray paint, gold leaf, wax, 36”x48”, 2016.

The Front Space is a flexible contemporary art space, dedicated to sharing fresh ideas that push the boundaries of media and expression. We serve our local Seacoast communities and beyond. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.




The Front Space

1 Front Street, Rollinsford, NH 03869

Hours: Th/Fri 2-7pm & Sat 12-6pm


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Demonstrations at Jerome Street Studios this weekend:

In conjunction with both West Medford Open Studios and ArtWeek Boston, Jerome Street Studios will be hosting several demonstrations over the weekend:

Fire and Ink

Saturday 2:30-3pm

Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 6.59.37 AMDo you like to set things on fire? Are you attracted to bright and shiny things? Are you artistic? Go beyond traditional painting. Use alcohol inks and fire to create artworks that defy description. Will your painting crackle like alligator skin? Or will the inks burn smoothly off in wavelike patterns?

Learn how to use alcohol inks and fire to create vibrant one-of-a-kind paintings. Alcohol based inks are dye-based, transparent, highly saturated,fast-drying, fade-resistant and can be used on any hard surface, including glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone and clay. Stephanie Todhunter will demonstrate how to use alcohol ink, denatured alcohol, clayboard and fire safely to create colorful abstract works.

Fire and Ink will be located in the backyard of Jerome Street Studios, a small cooperatively run art studio space in West Medford.  This demonstration is a part of the ongoing West Medford Open Studios, a two day event located in West Medford, MA.

Design. Shape. Create.

Saturday 3:30-4pm

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Learn how to design and shape wax to create beautiful silver and gold cast jewelry. Join Sheila Corkery at Jerome Street Studios for a lively demonstration on the fun and surprisingly simple art of carving and melting wax into unique and organic shapes to form rings, pendants, charms and more.



Culinary Demo

Sunday 1:00-1:30pm


Join Tanya Howard in a spring oriented culinary demonstration.  Afterwards you can eat the examples!

Words Into Wax

Sunday 2:00-3:00pm

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Learn some simple techniques to transfer written work onto encaustic media using modern technology. This is a demonstration designed for artist-poets to be able to include a hand-written look in their pieces. It can also be used for text and drawings. Additionally, learn about the art of encaustic painting via video clip and talk with the artist, Darcy Schultz.




Saturday and Sunday noon-5pm

Screen Shot 2017-04-22 at 12.20.56 PMHaving participated in past WMOS events as a writer and a photographer, this year Ted Adams will reveal a newly conceived outdoor installation based on a photography series he has been growing for nearly a decade, “Rules for Little Boys.”

The series explores American society through the encounters of a boy thwarted by posted restrictions. The rules are either a daily illustration of the nanny state or a defensive marker of how litigious our society has become. They act as both appropriate cautions for little boys and ridiculous restrictions on adults who possess the judgment of little boys.

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West Medford Open Studios




@Jerome Street Studios

128 Jerome Street Medford MA

West Medford Open Studios is only one week away!  We invite you to visit Jerome Street Studios during the weekend.  In addition to our regular artists: Tanya Howard, Earl Howard, Sheila Corkery and Stephanie Todhunter,  we will also be hosting four visiting artists: Ted Adams, Hilary Tait Norod, Darcy Schultz and Andrea Brown.

Artist website links

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Tanya Howard


Earl Howard

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Sheila Corkery


Stephanie Todhunter

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Ted Adams


Hilary Tait Norod

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Darcy Schultz

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Andrea Brown

Event links

West Medford Open Studios

West Medford Open Studios Facebook Page

Jerome Street Studios Facebook Page

Artweek Boston

Ink&Fire Painting Demo

Design.Shape.Create. Demo

Culinary Demo

Words into Wax Demo

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Hilary Tait Norod: Guest Artist at JSS during West Medford Open Studios

Hilary is coming back to JSS for Open Studios weekend!  Please stop by to see what she has been working on in her new private studio space in Medford.

Norod having grown up on the South Shore of Boston was surrounded by a creative family, succeeding generations of Artists.

Norod graduated Skidmore College with a BS in Studio Art, in 2009 she was the recipient of the Jesse Soloman Award. Current representation includes Webster Company in Boston and Gallery ZG04 in Los Angeles. Norod has shown at Gallery 315 in New York, The Distillery Gallery in Boston, and The Warwick Museum in Rhode Island. Most recently Norod has been awarded the Presidential Scholarship for Lesley University where she will be receiving her Master’s in Fine Art 2018.

“My work forges a visual language filled with iconic, recognizable imagery, such as the bed and other interior settings, matched with forced perspective and a bold color palette. Psychology is a driving force for my work. This series explores the discovery of self and identity of how we form our closest relationships in life. Finding myself aware of my authentic feelings becomes an inner dialogue in my home. The combination of these objects with an exterior ambiguity and a forced perspective initiates a thoughtful examination of the interior spaces of the mind.”

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