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Reflection Gallery to Exhibit Work of Bay College Faculty September 28 to October 21

September 28, 2009

HANCOCK, MI- The Finlandia University Reflection Gallery will host a group exhibition featuring the work of faculty from Bay de Noc Community College, Escanaba, Mich., from September 28 to October 21, 2009

An opening reception and artist talk will take place Thursday, October 1, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., at the Reflection Gallery, which is located on the 2nd level of Finlandia's Jutila Center campus. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

The group exhibition includes work by Joann Biallas Leffel, Craig Seckinger, Al Hansen, and Beth Cox.

Joann Biallas Leffel received a B.A. and M.A. from Central Michigan University. She teaches Painting I, Painting II, and Art History at Bay College. The subjects of her oil paintings are both representational and nonrepresentational, with more emphasis on the nonrepresentational.

Craig Seckinger is a graduate of Northern Michigan University. He teaches drawing and design classes at Bay College. The subjects of his drawings range from traditional to abstract.

Al Hansen attended Wayne State University, Detroit, completing a bachelor of science in art education. He teaches ceramic classes at Bay College. Designs and textures from nature inspire both his slab work and his wheel throwing. His current work concentrates on the Raku firing process and experimentation with crystalline glazes.

Beth Cox is an accomplished stain glass artist and glass blower. She is a new faculty member at Bay College, teaching a glass mold making class. She is a graduate of California University.

For additional information, please contact Yueh-mei Cheng, Finlandia University associate professor of studio arts, at 906-487-7375 or


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"Pot Three" by Al Hansen; "Nude" by Craig Seckinger; "Diversion" by Joann-Biallas Leffel