Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Finlandia Gallery to host student art exhibit opening, fashion show April 2

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, Hancock, from April 2 through April 22, 2015. A reception for the artists will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at the gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center, 435 Quincy St. A student and alumni fashion show will begin at 7:15 p.m., followed by a presentation of awards for student excellence. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibition includes works by students working in media including drawing, painting, illustration, ceramic design, fiber arts and fashion design, sculpture, integrated design, graphic design, digital media, photography, and mixed media/installation.

"The annual student juried exhibit provides a venue to celebrate the talents of our students," notes Carrie Flaspohler, gallery director/curator of the Finlandia University Gallery. "For many students this is their first experience entering work into a juried exhibit. It is a great learning tool for their professional career."

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

The awards include best of show, awards for freshman, 2-D and 3-D, a faculty award, and a purchase award. The jury included a faculty member, a graduating ISAD senior, and a community member.

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

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