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International School of Art & Design 2010 Diploma Works Exhibition

April 27 to June 2, 2010

Fashion Show and Dean's Address: Saturday, May 1, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 1, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Artwork by Sara AndersonHANCOCK, MI - The International School of Art & Design (ISAD) 2010 Diploma Works Exhibition is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery April 27 through June 2, 2010.

Two opening events for the Diploma Works exhibit will be held at two locations Saturday, May 1, 2010.

From 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., a Dean's Address and Fashion Show will take place at Finlandia's Jutila Center campus.

Following, from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., a reception for the artists will be hosted at the Finlandia University Gallery, which is in the Finnish American Heritage Center.

Both events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Artwork by Lana BosakThe artworks featured in the annual Diploma Works exhibit represent the final body of student work for each graduating bachelor of fine arts (BFA) student. The works include intensive research projects, series of individual artworks, and design prototypes. A variety of media is represented, including painting, illustration, sculpture, fashion design, graphic design, interdisciplinary design, and ceramics.

Three graduating BFA students have interpreted traditional techniques to express modern content: lithophane-an etched or molded artwork in thin very translucent porcelain, and sumi-e painting-an East Asian method of brush painting using ink and wash.

"I am excited for the community to see the work of this talented group of graduating seniors," remarked gallery director Carrie Flaspohler "The work is exceptional; it is both technically strong and profoundly meaningful."

The 2010 ISAD graduating seniors are Jaimianne Amicucci (Mahopac Falls, NY), Sarah Anderson (Houghton), Lana Bosak (Underwood, Minn.), Brandon Faust (Calumet), John Fish (Iron River), Ashley Jilek (Rockford, Ill.), Pamela Kotila (Dodgeville), Kacey Kreuter (Oneida, Wis.), Vanessa Lipson (Royal Oak, Mich.), Laura Metcalf (Gwinn, Mich.), Benjamin Mitchell (Hancock), Lauren Strong (Gladstone), Tara Vassar (Niagara, Wis.), D.C. Wilson (Iron Mountain), and Cyle Zablocki (Hubbell).

The Finlandia University International School or Art & Design 2010 Diploma Works Exhibition will be on display April 27 through June 2, 2010.

Fashion Design by Pamela KotilaThe Finlandia University Gallery is in the Finnish American Heritage Center, 435 Quincy St., Hancock. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by appointment.

The Finlandia University Jutila Center campus is at 200 Michigan St., Hancock.

Please call 906-487-7500 for more information.