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A Sense of Place: Works from Rabbit Island Opening Reception
September 20, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Finlandia University Gallery will present A Sense of Place: Works from Rabbit Island, an exhibit featuring the collected works of 13 artists who participated in the Rabbit Island Foundation Residency Program. Several short films created on and about Rabbit Island will also be on display. Founded in 2010 by Andrew Ranville and Rob Gorski this residency hosts artists, writers and researchers from a wide variety of disciplines. A Sense of Place: Works from Rabbit Island will be on display at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, from September 20 to October 19, 2018. Exhibited as the Rabbit Island Collection for the first time, the artworks in the exhibition have been donated by former resident artists and collaborators. Beyond highlighting the contributions of artists and contributors to the foundation’s tenets, these works also provides a diverse and detailed portrait of the island.
An opening reception for the public will take place at the gallery on Thursday, September 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Co-founder Andrew Ranville and artist Calvin Rocchio, who has recently completed his residency on Rabbit Island will give a talk beginning at 7:20 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.