Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Reflection Gallery to host reception for "Passweird" exhibit Nov. 6

HANCOCK -- The Finlandia University Reflection Gallery will be hosting "PASSWEIRD," a solo exhibition showcasing the work of illustrator Matthew Carlson. The work will be on display Nov. 6 - 28.

Poster for "Passweird," a solo exhibit opening Thursday, Nov. 6, at Finlandia's Reflection Gallery in the Jutila Center. (Poster courtesy Finlandia University)

On display will be a series of illustrations completed for the project passweird.com, a collaborative effort between Carlson and web developer Cody Peterson (Portland, Ore.) The site will randomly generate you a distinctive and 'weird' personalized password. In addition to the full color illustrations, the website will be on display offering an interactive component for the audience.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the gallery at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Matthew Carlson is a creative working out of Omaha, Nebraska. He is currently employed at design firm Grain and Mortar. He has lent his services to an abundance of projects ranging in scope from apparel design, business branding, event promotion, and the non-profit sector. His skills as a talented illustrator have landed him clients like Google, RedBull, and Springboard for the Arts.

Carlson holds a Bachelor Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha, where he studied painting and drawing. In addition to design work, he has been heavily involved in the Omaha Arts scene, both exhibiting in, and curating shows at a variety of venues. In addition he also works freelance under the moniker Plaid Mtn.

The Finlandia University Reflection Gallery is in the Jutila Center, 200 Michigan St. in Hancock.

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