Growing up as the fifth of eight children in a working class family, Jerri worked her way through three years of art studies at three different colleges. Between each year of study, she worked a year in order to afford her educational expenses.
As an adult, Jerri held jobs as a telephone operator, a lineman for NJ Bell, a driver for L’eggs Pantyhose and a Rip Saw operator at an Oregon saw mill before returning to her calling as a professional artist. In 1981, she settled in Belfast as a permanent resident and currently owns the Finch Gallery. Her exhibit presents the culmination of years of focus, discipline and observation.
The public is invited to view the exhibit and meet the artist at a reception on October 12, 5:30 – 7:30pm, where Jerri will present a talk on her life and body of work. Admission to the reception and exhibit is free and open to the public.
For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Nancy Bergerson, 207.338.8049.