Friday, April 30, 2010

Finlandia Art and Design graduates to present fashion show, art exhibit May 1

HANCOCK -- This Saturday evening, May 1, the Finlandia University International School of Art and Design (ISAD) will host two events in Hancock. First, ISAD will showcase the work of its graduating bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) students with a fashion show at the Jutila Center (old hospital). An opening reception for the 2010 Diploma Works exhibit will follow in the Finlandia University Gallery at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

From 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., in the community room at Finlandia’s Jutila Center campus, students will present a fashion show featuring garments designed by B.F.A. graduates. Denise Vandeville, ISAD dean, will give an address at the fashion show.

Following the show, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., an opening reception for the 2010 Diploma Works exhibit will be hosted at the Finlandia University Gallery.

Both events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The artworks featured in the Diploma Works exhibit include paintings, illustrations, sculpture, fashion design, graphic design, interdisciplinary design and ceramics.

The 2010 Diploma Works Exhibition is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery through June 2.

The Finlandia University Gallery is in the Finnish American Heritage Center, 435 Quincy St., Hancock.

The Finlandia University Jutila Center campus is at 200 Michigan St., Hancock. Please call 487-7500 for more information.

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