Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Juried student exhibit opens at Finlandia Gallery Mar. 31

Sculpture entry in Finlandia University International School of Art and Design juried student exhibit. (Photos courtesy Finlandia University)

HANCOCK -- A juried exhibit of artwork by students in the Finlandia University International School of Art and Design (ISAD) is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery, March 31 through April 16, 2011.

Ceramics entry in the ISAD student exhibit.

A reception for the artists will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the gallery, with a fashion show at 7:15 p.m. Awards for student excellence will be presented. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibition includes works by students studying the disciplines of drawing, painting, illustration, ceramic design, fiber arts and fashion design, sculpture, product and interior design, graphic design, digital media, photography, and mixed media/installation.

Drawing entries in the Finlandia student exhibit.

Much of the student artwork featured in the juried exhibit will be available for purchase.

"The opening reception for the juried student exhibit is a highlight of the gallery schedule each year," says Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler. "The gallery will be filled with creative and innovative art, and the fashion show is out-of-this world."

Fashion entries in the ISAD student exhibit. The March 31 reception will include a fashion show, beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Flaspohler adds that the jury -- made up of a faculty member, a graduating ISAD senior, and a community member -- spends hours selecting the final pieces.

Illustration entries in the Finlandia juried student exhibit.

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

For information, contact the Finlandia University Gallery at 906-487-7500.

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