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Incubator presents arts and business luncheon with Rainy Lehrman

Brooklyn artist and educator Rainy Lehrman will speak about the professional practice side of her artistic career at the Fredonia Technology Incubator’s Arts and Business Luncheon series. Lehrman is an artist, educator, fabricator, and facilitator.

The 16th installment of this luncheon series will be held Friday, Dec. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Fredonia Technology Incubator located at 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY, 14048. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited therefore, registration is required. To register for this event please go to https://lehrmanluncheon.eventbrite.com. Registration link is listed on the FTI homepage and Facebook page. For more information, contact FTI at (716) 680-6009 or incubator@fredonia.edu.

Lehrman will introduce her work and then discuss professional practice topics like ways to network and build skills with creative jobs, such as a studio assistant to well-known artists, and volunteering at sculpture parks, as well as finding and getting artist residencies and commissions. She has installed outdoor sculptures at sculpture parks such as I-Park in East Haddam, Connecticut and Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. She continues to work as a fabricator/facilitator for other artists.

Lehrman currently teaches at William Paterson University in New Jersey. Lehrman has lectured and taught at Pacific Northwest College of ART, William Paterson University, and Pratt Institute. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 and her MFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute in 2008 where she studied furniture design. Always interested in sustainability and calling attention to environmental issues, Lehrman transformed found chunks of wood into art objects. She soon realized that she could use her workshop waste (sawdust) as a sculptural medium.

The Fredonia Technology Incubator is an economic development program of SUNY Fredonia. FTI promotes economic growth by supporting entrepreneurship and the development of new, innovative companies into successful business ventures. The incubator provides administrative and business services, mentoring, networking, professional consulting, educational opportunities, and access to capital and work ready space.

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