Friday, April 27, 2012

Finlandia Art and Design Diploma Works Exhibit to open Apr. 28

 Amanda Mears, Finlandia University International School of Art and Design student in ceramic design, displays her work, "It's a Mad, Mad World," for the 2012 Diploma Works Exhibition opening Apr. 28 in the Finlandia University Gallery of the Finnish American Heritage Center. (Photos courtesy Finlandia University)

HANCOCK -- The Finlandia University International School of Art and Design (ISAD) 2012 Diploma Works Exhibition is featured from April 28 to May 26, 2012, at the Finlandia University Gallery, which is in the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock.

Mallory Torrala, "From Here to Eternity," mixed media.

A reception for the artists will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.at the gallery Saturday, April 28. The artists will be introduced at 7:15 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

 Rebecca Langlais, "A Route's Ending," digital illustrations.

The artworks featured in the annual Diploma Works Exhibit represent the final body of student work for each graduating bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) student. The works include intensive research projects, series of individual artworks, and design prototypes. A variety of media is represented, including painting, illustration, sculpture, fiber design, graphic design, integrated design, and ceramics.

 Kari Heikkinen, "#182," paste resist on cotton.

The 2012 ISAD graduating seniors are Illustration majors Brooke Cummings (Bergland) and Mallory Torola (Calumet); Fiber and Fashion Design majors Kari Heikkinen (Mohawk) and Eileen Sundquist (Hancock and Jamestown, NY); Graphic Design major Ashley Hoeper (Houghton); Digital Art major Rebecca Langlais (Norway, MI), Ceramic Design major Amanda Mears (Houghton); and Integrated Design major Christine Westrich (Ewen).

For more information please call 906-487-7500.

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