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SU Student to present senior art show at ” Pink House”

By Staff | Apr 17, 2012

Shepherd University’s senior Photography / Computer Imagery student, Elissa Lynn Jerome, is pleased to announce a mixed media installation titled “Attached”

The one night only exhibition will open Friday, April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at “The Pink House”

This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition and is a part of Shepherd University’s Department of Contemporary Art and Theater 2012 Capstone Exhibitions.

Elissa Lynn Jerome photographs feminine symbolism in nature. For the exhibition, the artist collected English ivy leaves, which were then de-stemmed and sewn together to make an ivy dress. After the construction of the dress, the artist then photographed herself wearing the ivy dress in an environment where the ivy naturally grows. The dress and images will be on display.

Inspired by the growing patterns and feminine symbolism associated with the English ivy plant, the artist explores the idea of physical and emotional attachment. The ivy, which grows in shade or sun and remains green year round, has the ability to attach itself to a variety surfaces. The artist’s treatment and use of the ivy as a material and subject references the innate versatility of a woman and that of human relationships.

Ms. Jerome’s recent exhibitions include a multimedia collaborative project entitled, Transitions in Nature: Phase I and II. Phase I of the continuing series was installed for the group exhibition titled, “Extended Image,” the event took place in December of 2011 in Hagerstown, MD. Phase II was selected to be shown at the “Emerging Artist’s Exhibition” throughout the month of February 2012 at the Arts Center in Martinsburg, WV. Born in Gaithersburg, MD, Elissa Lynn Jerome will graduate with a Bachelor’s of fine arts in May of 2012 from Shepherd University.

One Night Only

Artist Reception: April 20, 2012, 6 to 9 p.m. at “The Pink House”- 205 W. Washington St. Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Contact information:

Elissa Lynn Jerome


(304) 820-8556