Art show opening, talk Oct. 12

Hutchinson Center showcases Finch

Oct 05, 2018
Jerri Finch

Belfast — Works of Belfast artist Jerri Finch will be featured in the University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery Friday, Oct. 12, through Dec. 3. A free public artist’s reception, featuring a talk by Finch on her life and work, will be held Oct. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at UMH, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3.

Growing up as one of eight children in a working class family, Finch pursued three years of art studies at three colleges. Between each year of college, she worked for a year to fund her educational expenses. Finch held a variety of jobs including telephone operator, lineman for NJ Bell, driver for L’eggs pantyhose and ripsaw operator at an Oregon saw mill before returning to her calling as a professional artist.

In 1981, Finch settled in Belfast and started Finch Gallery. The Hutchinson Center exhibit is the culmination of many years of focus, discipline and observation.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Nancy Bergerson at 338-8049.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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