Thursday, May 16, 2013

Reflection Gallery to host exhibit of high school student art May 16 - June 1

HANCOCK -- The Finlandia University Reflection Gallery, Hancock, will host "How Am I Going to Use This in Real Life," an exhibit of work by more than 300 area high school student-artists, from May 16 to June 1, 2013.

An opening reception for the artists and their families will take place at the gallery at 7 p.m. TONIGHT, Thursday, May 16. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The artwork featured in the exhibit was created in a series of workshops conducted this spring at schools in the western Upper Peninsula.

Denise Vandeville, dean of Finlandia’s International School of Art and Design (ISAD), explains that the free workshops focused on careers in the arts and how one’s passion can be turned into a career. Vandeville, along with ISAD faculty members Phyllis Fredendall, Robert Grame and Rick Loduha, led workshops in several fine arts disciplines.

The workshops were funded by a mini-grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), which was administered by the Copper Country Community Arts Center of Hancock.

The Finlandia University Reflection Gallery is located on the second level of the university’s Jutila Center campus at 200 Michigan Street, Hancock.

For additional information, please call 906-487-7225.

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