Hutchinson Center to display work of Jerri Finch

Works of Belfast artist Jerri Finch will be featured in the University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery Oct. 12 through Dec. 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 New Jersey Bell, driver for L’eggs pantyhose and ripsaw operator at an Oregon sawmill 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.

A free public artist’s reception will be held 5:30–7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, featuring a talk by Finch on her life and work.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Nancy Bergerson at 338.8049. Additional information about the Hutchinson Center is online.