MEET THE FRAMERS

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JENNIFER BURGER O’BRIENblanksepJennifer is the owner of Main Street Gallery, as well as one of it’s former employees, and has been framing since 1995, the year she graduated with a degree in Fine Art. She is also a CPF (Certified Picture Framer by the Professional Picture Framers Association), specializing in museum mounting techniques, shadowbox displays, and textile stretching.

blanksepJennifer’s favorite part of her day is hearing customer’s stories about their pieces. She loves a good story, and her clients never disappoint!

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IAN O’BRIEN

blanksepIan is Jennifer’s husband. He is our frame-builder, Operations Manager, and the guy who can truly fix anything. His many years of building experience (seven of which were completely gutting and restoring their 1870 Vermont home) prepared him for frame making. He is also known to be quite a perfectionist…a trait that goes hand in hand with his detail-oriented job!

blanksepIf Ian isn’t in the shop, you can find him running, cycling, or playing with Knuckles and Hankie, their cats.

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ALICE WELSH-BORCH

blanksepAs a young girl, Alice was always busy working with her hands…either designing and building tree-forts, or taking Industrial Arts classes in high school. Following that lead, she pursued a college degree in Environmental Planning and Design, and postgraduate, worked in the Graphic Arts industry.

blanksepAlice began picture framing 18 years ago – her passion for it fueled by the same principles she followed as a young adult – form, function, color, and texture.

blanksepWhen Alice isn’t framing, you can find her walking her 3 dogs in the fields near her home, or volunteering at the local Animal Shelter.

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SEAN CONNOLLYblanksepLocal resident, Sean, never sought out a career at Main Street Gallery, but the opportunity presented itself in a very unique way. Sean’s girlfriend, Molly Johnson, is one of Main Street Gallery’s resident artists. When a position opened, Molly suggested Sean because of his handiness. He is also a chef and his creativity in the kitchen, along with his attention to detail, make this job a perfect fit. Not to mention, we now have an excellent in-house caterer for our Art Openings!

When Sean isn’t framing or cooking, he loves fishing the beaches he grew up going to.

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KNUCKLES O’BRIEN

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If there was a “Most Popular Employee” award here at Main Street Gallery, Knuckles would win by a landslide. Gracing every window display with his 6-toed, 20 lb, orange presence, he has won the hearts of even non-cat-lovers. Knuckles quietly (except for his loud snoring and purring) sleeps the day away in his chair, popping out only for an occasional belly rub from an adoring fan.

blanksepWhen Knuckles isn’t working, you can find him sunbathing in the parking lot behind the store, or convincing shopkeepers he is neglected and needs treats.

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