TENANTS HARBOR — On Wednesday evening, September 25, St. George ceramic artist George Pearlman and Dara Zuckernick, former art gallery owner and current Tenants Harbor resident, will discuss “Making a Living Doing What You Love,” the first of two free “Art is My Business” workshops designed to helped artists and other creative persons achieve success.
On Wednesday, October 2, Jenn Dobransky, New Ventures Maine, will present the second workshop focused on “Viewing Your Art through a Business Lens.”
Sponsored jointly by the St. George Business Alliance, the St. George Community Development Corporation, the Jackson Memorial Library and New Ventures Maine, both workshops are being held at the Jackson Memorial Library, in Tenants Harbor, on consecutive Wednesdays, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Whether you are an inexperienced but passionate painter or a seasoned potter with an impressive portfolio, professionals George Pearlman and Dara Zuckernick will share personal experiences from their creative careers to help you understand what it takes to become successful doing what you love.
Pearlman began making pottery in 1980. He received a BS degree from Syracuse University in 1983 and an MFA in ceramics from Penn State in 1994. “His education,” he said, in a news release, “was and continues to be a collage of life experiences.”
Pearlman’s work has been shown internationally. He’s received numerous grants, residencies, and teaching positions throughout the U.S. and abroad. Since opening St. George Pottery on River Road in 1999, he’s been recognized by the Maine Arts Commission as an individual artist fellow. He changed his studio’s name to George Pearlman Pottery in 2013.
Zuckernick received both a BS degree and an MBA in marketing from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She held a variety of sales and marketing positions in the life science industry for twenty years before opening her own art gallery in 2013. The Blank Canvas Gallery in New Hope, PA, featured contemporary original artworks, with an emphasis on emerging artists.
Zuckernick has served on the board of a nonprofit art association in PA and has acted as a docent and curator for a number of mid-Atlantic organizations. In 2018, she realized her dream of moving to Maine, where she continues to consult small businesses, volunteers at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland and works toward creating a new online art business.
Contact Jackson Memorial Library’s Beckie Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.372.8961 to sign up and reserve your place. Light refreshments will be served.