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Finlandia Art & Design Diploma Works Exhibit: April 28 to May 26, 2012

Amanda Mears, "It's a Mad, Mad World"Opening Reception: Saturday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.

HANCOCK, MI - The International School of Art & Design (ISAD) 2012 Diploma Works Exhibition is featured from April 28 to May 26, 2012, at the Finlandia University Gallery, which is in the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock.

A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery Saturday, April 28, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The artists will be introduced at 7:15 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The artworks featured in the annual Diploma Works Exhibit represent the final body of student work for each graduating bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) student. The works include intensive research projects, series of individual artworks, and design prototypes. A variety of media is represented, including painting, illustration, sculpture, fiber design, graphic design, integrated design, and ceramics.

The 2012 ISAD graduating seniors are Illustration majors Brooke Cummings (Bergland) and Mallory Torola (Calumet); Fiber and Fashion Design majors Kari Heikkinen (Mohawk) and Eileen Sundquist (Hancock and Jamestown, NY); Graphic Design major Ashley Hoeper (Houghton); Digital Art major Rebecca Langlais (Norway, MI), Ceramic Design major Amanda Mears (Houghton); and Integrated Design major Christine Westrich (Ewen).

Please call 906-487-7500 for more information.

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Diploma Works 2012: Mallory Torrala, "From Here to Eternity," mixed media

Diploma Works 2012: Rebecca Langlais,"A Route's Ending," digital illustrations

Diploma Works 2012: Kari Heikkinen, "#182," paste resist on cotton

Diploma Works 2012: Amanda Mears with "It's a Mad, Mad World," ceramics design