Nanc Hart: JSS artist

Please join us in welcoming our newest studio artist: Nanc Hart!

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Nanc Hart [AKA Neon]

Performs: painting, drawing, installation, photography, collage, writing, artists book binding, performance + …
Teaches: drawing and painting, making things + object sculptures, art history, sewing, culinary +…
Reads: critical theory, fashion, shelter, cook books + esoteric material.
BFA + MFA: painting, drawing, photography, art history, visual culture and sculpture.
Travel: NYC, the Southwest and Eurocentric.
Mentor/Advisor to MFA aspiring and hard working creatives.
East Coast native.
First cousin to an animal whisperer.

Consults esoteric material [ astrology, tarot, I Ching, the weather, dreams, the seasons, past life possibilities, childhood, location, gendered experiences and other visible and invisible means to participate in the art – creative – culinary + cultural conversation.

You can learn more about Nanc by visiting her at www.nanchart.com.

 

 

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“Going To California” 2019. A play station at the pond, plastic felines, pond water and view.

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JSS studio rented: no longer available

 

 

Art studio (work space only) for rent.
-90 square feet (about 9×9)
-two windows (one north facing, one west facing)
-access to water
-no open flames or toxic chemicals please

Jerome Street Studios is a small cooperatively run art studio space located in West Medford MA.

If you would be interested in applying for this space, please send your cv, the days and times you would most likely be working in the space, and a link to your website to Stephanie Todhunter at stephtodhunter@gmail.com.

 

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DARKER JOYS at the CAA

Please come see this show!  I’m super excited about the artists, the reception and the workshops.  It’s going to be some crazy over the top colorful candy action!

-Stephanie Todhunter

DARKER JOYS

March 1 – 28, 2019
Kathryn Schultz Gallery
25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA
Featuring artwork by Katie Lane, Keith MacLelland, Stephanie Todhunter, and Amantha Tsaros

In Darker Joys four CAA artists invite you into their creative playground to revel in your base human instincts: a tangible expression of excess, a fearless exploration of medium and subject and an eagerness to surprise the viewer in ways both bold and subtle.

We encourage you to gorge on those sweets and embrace the guilt and pleasure: lazy weekends, late night bacchanalia, tv binge watching, fast food, rollercoaster riding. Nothing is too frivolous, wicked or absurd.

Come up into our clubhouse! Push the red button! Grab the last cookie! All the fun with none of the consequences.

Come on, join us. EVERYONE is doing it.


RECEPTION

 Thursday, March  7

7-9pm

Kathryn Schultz Gallery
25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA

Join us at the opening reception for DARKER JOYS: fine art, candy, sugary snacks and bad-for-you drinks!  It’s going to be SO MUCH FUN.


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Workshop

Thursday, March 21

7-8:30pm

Kathryn Schultz Gallery
25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA

 Spend the afternoon decorating a large triple layer “cake” with acrylic paint and glitter using traditional cake decorating tools.  Katie Lane will demonstrate her mad mixed media skills (she uses cake decorating equipment in her daily practice, along with glitter and fluorescent paints).  Guests will participate in the decorating process and will be encouraged to release their inhibitions and let their inner children out. The resulting community created artwork will remain on display for the remainder of the show.  We will also have real cupcakes, colorful treats and big bowls of candy for visitors to indulge upon. This event will be a fun and hedonistic escape from our daily stressful lives.


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Demonstration

Thursday, March 14

6:30-8pm

Kathryn Schultz Gallery
25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA

Singularity Black, with artist Jason Chase, Artist in Residency at NanoLabs.

(Are you familiar with the whole Vanta Black artist scandal rocking the art world right now?  If you are, this is your chance to check out one of the BLACKEST BLACK pigments an artist can purchase!  Plus it’s all about nanotube paint- how cool is that…

For more info about nanotube paint:

Behold the New Vantablack 2.0, the Art Material So Black It Eats Lasers and Flattens Reality


THE ARTISTS

Katie Lane

Screen Shot 2019-02-21 at 1.26.44 PMInfluenced by New England architecture, culture, colors and texture; Lane creates dimensional paintings that elaborate on our everyday interior environments and sidewalk experiences. The work is recognized, visually, as a colorful and urban marriage of both painting and sculpture. Lane’s process is based primarily in the combination of industrial and traditional painting material. Her abandonment of conventional painting method and strong sense of collage build a visual meant for a quirky and abstractly recognizable experience for her viewer.

 

Stephanie Todhunter

Screen Shot 2019-02-21 at 1.26.50 PMStephanie Todhunter started working on the latchkey kids in 2014.  The backbone of the series is an ongoing succession of plaster encased vintage dolls, each re-colored and re-named.  The plaster encased girls (reminiscent of Han Solo encased in carbonite) begin as vintage Dawn dolls from the 1970s. These dolls were only made for a brief amount of time and generally only remembered by the GenX generation.  Dawn dolls are smaller than Barbies and, although they have exaggerated waspish waists and perky breasts, are “tweenish” in age. They were small, generic, easy to carry and easy to lose.

Once the dolls have been plastered and inked, they develop distinct and often unsettling features and personalities. Stephanie takes a photographic portrait of each girl to capture and highlight these quirks.  These portraits are used in larger pieces to tell stories about the lost girls. Common themes are isolation, stranger danger, missing children, parental neglect, and lord-of-the-flies-like adventure in small town suburbia.  And it is interesting to contrast these themes with those found in contemporary parenting: constant stimulation of the internet, helicopter parenting, snowflake children, online bullying- all of which are creating a new form of isolation among kids.

Keith MacLelland

Screen Shot 2019-02-21 at 1.26.56 PMConstructing his work from discarded ephemera: cereal boxes, flooring remnants, and leftover gift wrap, MacLelland’s Boston and Cape Cod based mixed media studio practice is eco-conscious. His palette is dominated by saturated colors that echo the brightly painted buoys that bob atop the ebb and flow of ocean waves,

 

Amantha Tsaros 

Screen Shot 2019-02-21 at 1.27.01 PMAmantha Tsaros’ paintings are a reaction to the current culture of extreme bullying and persistent vitriol. Tsaros aims to trample darkness with love, joy, and optimism. Each painting is a celebration, a mixture of colors and shapes that express happiness or resilience. Her palette is reminiscent of a favorite childhood candy store stocked with candy buttons, sweet and sour hearts, candied almonds and licorice. The bold colors of jelly beans and the bright lollipop-greens and oranges express a lighthearted, hopeful challenge to the dark blacks and grays.

 

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Stephanie Todhunter: upcoming shows

I am very excited to announce that “lizzie (rosetta stone) was chosen to be a part of the Cambridge Art Association’s 2019 Members Prize Show!  February 7- March 23 at the University Place Gallery in Cambridge MA. -Stephanie Todhunter

RECEPTION:  THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7

6-8 PM

University Place Gallery

124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge MA

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Lizzie (rosetta stone)

-Stephanie Todhunter

15×20

Original photo printed on diamond jet photograde luster paper dibond mounted to 1/2” acrylic block, spraypaint, handcut stencil, shrink plastic

 

Also, I’m very excited to be participating in the 2019 Southern New England Artist Community’s 2019 Artist Invitational! Please join me at the closing reception Saturday, March 9  from 5pm-7pm at the Enso Art Gallery in Brockton MA. I would like to thank Filipe Miguel for the invite 🙂 – Stephanie Todhunter

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UNDER CAREFUL SCRUTINY
Closing Reception:  Saturday March 9
5pm-7pm
Enso Art Gallery
50 Centre Street, Brockton MA

 

 

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Under Careful Scrutiny: 2019 Artist Invitational

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I’m very excited to be participating in the 2019 Southern New England Artist Community’s 2019 Artist Invitational!  Please join me at the reception this Saturday from 4pm-7pm at the Enso Art Gallery in Brockton MA.  I would like to thank Filipe Miguel for the invite 🙂  – Stephanie Todhunter

UNDER CAREFUL SCRUTINY

Reception:

Saturday January 26

4pm-7pm

Enso Art Gallery

50 Centre Street, Brockton MA

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Tanya the Homestyle Gourmet Winter Class Schedule

I hope everyone is off to a great start to the new year! I have finally recovered from all of the holiday celebrating and I’m ready to get back to the grind.
I finally finished my winter class schedule so I’ll be starting up cooking classes again this month. Take a look at my schedule and let me know if you are interested in any of the classes and feel free to share it with friends as well.   I’m also available to do private small group cooking classes if there is an interest. -Tanya Howard

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