Visiting Artists & Designers

2014 Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner

This class is designed for all fiber artists: weavers, felters, dyers, sewists, and surface designers–to inspire and guide you in making a beautiful, unique jacket from your own handmade and/or purchased fabrics. Mary Sue will help you choose a suitable style for you and your fabric (approx. 5 yards of 30? width), alter your pattern if needed, and sew, using contemporary and classic sewing methods.
Class: May 19-21, 9am-5pm
Contact: Debra Goldman @ (906) 482-3727 for more information

2014 Visiting Artist: Leopoldo Cuspinera Madrigal

Artist Leopoldo Cuspinera Magrigal will be featured in the Finlandia Reflection Gallery from March 27, 2014, to April 18, 2014. In his work Madrigal uses mixed media to create new landscapes from the gallery spaces that the pieces are placed to interact. His work is concerned with how people navigate spaces and ideas.
Finlandia Reflection Gallery

2014 Visiting Artist: Tony Orrico

Focusing on repetitive movement of the body, Tony Orrico’s work looks into ideas of generation and regeneration of material as well as metaphors of life and death. As a visual artist, performer, and choreographer, Orrico combines techniques of all three to create thought-provoking pieces. His work will be featured in the Finlandia University Gallery from February 27, 2014, to March 19, 2014.

Orrico will be performing one of his pieces on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the EERC Room 510, Electrical Energy Resources Center, at Michigan Technological University.
Orrico will be giving a lecture to students, faculty, and community on February 27, 2014 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Finlandia’s Jutila Center Chapel located on the 3rd floor.
The opening reception for Orrico will be on February 27, 2014 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Finlandia University Gallery.
Finlandia University Gallery

2014 “Imperfect: Letterpress X 3”

Showcasing the work of Joey Hannaford, Mervi Pakaste, and Jeff Pulaski, this exhibit revels in the imperfections of a process that extends beyond the computer screen: letterpress. These designers take a traditional process and mold it to fit a modern context and story, each with it’s own unique voice. The exhibition will run from February 6, 2014, to February 28, 2014 located at Finlandia University’s Reflection Gallery.
Finlandia Reflection Gallery

2014 Alumni Spotlight: Audrey Small

Art and Design alumna Audrey Small will be spreading her work to the Allan Park, Michigan, to work as a graphic designer for CONTROLTEC. CONTROLTEC transforms product development by providing data-driven solutions for systems engineering, validation, warranty reduction and certification. Please join us in wishing Audrey the best as she begins her new position!

2013 Visiting Artist: Christian Narkiewicz-Laine

Challenging people’s assumptions, Christian Narkiewicz-Laine’s work looks into political systems and questions their stance on human rights and democracy in a variety of media. This exhibit will be hosted by the Finlandia University Gallery from December 5, 2013, to January 11, 2014.

2013 Visiting Artist: Lindsey Heiden

The Finlandia University Reflection Gallery, Hancock, will be hosting an exhibit for ceramic artist Lindsey Heiden from November 7 to December 1, 2013.

2013 Visiting Artist: Mikko Kallio

Digging into the realm of fantastical characters, circus imagery, and a magician, Mikko Kallio brings about the world of play in his exhibit “The Magician” hosted by the Finlandia University Gallery from October 24 to November 20, 2013.

2013 Visiting Artist: Robert Hower

The way people interact and percieve concepts such as time and space are considered in Robert Hower’s body of work being presented at the Finlandia University Gallery from September 12 to October 16, 2013.

2013 Faculty Exhibit: Denise Vandeville

The Finlandia University Reflection Gallery, Hancock, will present an installation orchestrated by Denise Vandeville that delves into what people really look to in the digital age, and what will be left behind when it is over. The exhibit runs from September 5 to September 30, 2013.

2013 Chardin and Lord: Selected Works

The Finlandia University Reflection Gallery, Hancock, will present a multi-disciplinary exhibit of work by artists Carrice Chardin and Erica Lord from April 4 to April 30, 2013.

2013 “Small Spaces: Significant Sway” Exhibition

The Finlandia University Reflection Gallery, Hancock, will host “Small Spaces, Significant Sway,” an exhibit of work by fifteen professional graphic designers, from March 4 to March 29, 2013.
Curated by Robert Grame, Finlandia associate professor of graphic design, the exhibition highlights diverse and thought-provoking work from designers across the United States.

2013 Visiting Artist: Matthew J. Frock

Loved Squared, Frock’s first illustrated book, is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery from January 17 to February 16, 2013.

2012-13 Visiting Artist: Marja Lianko

The 21st Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series exhibit, “Marja Lianko: From There to Here,” will be featured at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, from December 6, 2012, to January 12, 2013.

2012-13 Faculty Exhibit: Phyllis Fredenall

The Reflection Gallery is hosting a fiber exhibit of ISAD Faculty member, Phyllis Fredenall from December 6 to February 1.

2012-13 Visiting Designer: Ben Dolezal

The Graphic Design Space is hosting the work of Ben Dolezal, from Dallas, Texas. His work will be featured from November 28 to January 31.

2012 Visiting Designer Presentation: Collin Hover

Collin Hover, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of South Dakota, presented his interactive design work to ISAD Graphic Design students via a Skype video conference/presentation.

2012 Visiting Artist: Anne Beffel

The Finlandia University Gallery is hosting the painting exhibit, “Anne Beffel: Color of Kindness Project ” from October 25 to December 1.

2012 Faculty Exhibit: Derik Spoon

The Reflection Gallery is hosting the ceramics exhibit, “Live Through This”from November 1 to Novembeer 30.

2012 Visiting Artist: Allison Star

The Reflection Gallery is hosting the painting exhibit, “Breadth of the Brush” from October 4 to October 26.

2012 Visiting Artist: John Richardson

The Finlandia University Gallery hosted the sculpture exhibit, “Recent Sculptures by John Richardson.”

2012 Visiting Artist: Kristin Stanchina

The Finlandia Reflection Gallery is hosting a Painting exhibit, ?”I am from” by artist Krintina Stanchina.
“I am from” is a collection of work that illustrates Stanchina’s past, present, and future. Stanchina, from Tapiola, Mich, is 100% Finnish.

2011 Visiting Artist: Margaret Parker

The Finlandia Reflection Gallery hosted a sculpture and installation exhibit, ?Shirts and Skins,? by artist Margaret Parker.
Parker was on campus the first week of November and conducted a public workshop at Finlandia Hall, working with students and community members to create a installation in the

2011 Visiting Artist: Tracy Krumm

Explorations: The Flexible Linear Element,? an exhibit of work by artists Tracy Krumm and Carol Lambert, was featured at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, September 22 to October 22, 2011.

2011 Visiting Artist: Maggie Parr

Nationally renowned illustrator. Illustrations. Reflection Gallery.

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