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Finlandia University International School of Art & Design: Annual Juried Student Exhibition

HANCOCK, MI - A juried exhibit of Finlandia University student artwork is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, March 27 through April 21, 2009.

A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery Tuesday, March 31, 2009, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., with a fashion show at 7:15 pm.   Awards for excellence will be presented at the opening.  The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

"The annual juried exhibit showcases the talent of Finlandia art and design students, and provides a wonderful opportunity for our faculty, staff and community members to purchase the artwork of our students," Flaspohler notes.

The exhibition includes works by International School of Art and Design students studying the fine art and design disciplines of drawing, painting, illustration, ceramic and glass design, fiber and fashion design, sculpture, product and interior design, graphic design, digital media, and mixed media/installation.

The three-person exhibition jury includes a Finlandia faculty member, a Finlandia graduating art and design senior, and a community member.

"The members of this jury spend hours selecting the final pieces for inclusion in the exhibit," explains Finlandia University Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler. "Every year I look forward to listening to the wonderful discussions about ideas and aesthetics that take place during the jurying process. It is inspiring to see the thoughts, ideas, and just plain hard work that is evident in the artwork students enter for consideration."

The Finlandia University Gallery is in the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock. The Finlandia University International School of Art & Design Annual Juried Student Exhibition will be on display March 27 through April 21, 2009.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:30-7:00 pm, or by appointment. Please call 906-487-7500 for more information.