Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Two Finlandia galleries to host artist receptions Sept. 4

HANCOCK -- Two Finlandia University galleries will hold artist receptions this Thursday, Sept. 4. At 12:30 p.m. the Reflection Gallery in the Jutila Center will host "Peculiar Relations," a solo exhibition showcasing the work of artist Brian Burroughs. The Finlandia University Gallery in the Finnish American Heritage Center will hold a closing reception for "Anna Alapuro: Fragments from Mänttä" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Artist Brian Burroughs at Reflection Gallery

Poster for "Peculiar Relations," an exhibit of art by Brian Burroughs, opening Sept. 4 at Finlandia's Reflection Gallery. (Poster courtesy Finlandia University)

Brian Burroughs is a visual artist from central Upper Michigan. Burroughs works predominately in the medium of graphite, but occasionally explores other means when creating his works. He credits Dali and the Surrealist movement as his primary influence, which can be seen in his art. Burroughs received his BFA from Northern Michigan University in 1999, majoring in illustration.

He has won multiple awards at juried shows and has had solo exhibits at Bay de Noc College and the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center. Currently, Burroughs lives in Escanaba, Mich., where he works as a Customer Service Specialist for ATand T.

The work will be on display in the Reflection Gallery Sept. 4-26. The reception on Thursday is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The Reflection Gallery is located on the second level of Finlandia’s Jutila Center campus, 200 Michigan Street, Hancock, MI 49930.

For additional information, call Phillip Faulkner at 906-487-7375 or phillip.faulkner@finlandia.edu, or visit the Reflections Gallery blog.

Anna Alapuro at Finlandia University Gallery

The exhibit "Anna Alapuro: Fragments from Mänttä" is on display in the Finlandia University Gallery in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock through Sept. 12, 2014. (Photo courtesy Finlandia University)

"Anna Alapuro: Fragments from Mänttä" has been on display at the Finlandia University Gallery since July 24 and continues through Sept. 12, 2014. Alapuro is traveling from Finland to attend a closing reception at the gallery from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. TOMORROW, Thursday, Sept. 4. An artist lecture will begin at 7:15 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Alapuro's exhibit includes a series of 35 carborundum prints representing different views and fragments from Mänttä, a small forest/ industrial town located in the Pirkanmaa region in central Finland. Seen together, these prints create a kind of memory map of Mänttä, delivering a colorful and impressionistic vision of the Finnish town.

Click here to read more about the exhibit and artist Anna Alapuro.

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