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July 11, 2018

International School of Art & Design Open House and Portfolio Review Day

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is hosting an open house and portfolio review day for prospective art students on July 31.

The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a tour of FinnU. Afterwards, students will be treated to lunch with faculty and staff from ISAD and be taken on a tour of the Art & Design facilities in the first two floors of the waterfront Jutila Center. Following the tour, ISAD coordinator [...]

July 11, 2018

ISAD hosting open house and portfolio review July 31

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is hosting an open house and portfolio review day for prospective art students on July 31.

“We are dedicated to making the arts strong in the Upper Peninsula,” ISAD coordinator Gini Brewer said. “We are hosting this event to bring in prospective students and show them what we have to offer.”

The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a tour of FinnU. Afterwards, students will be treated to lunch with faculty [...]

July 20, 2017

Van Pelts matching donation for Art & Design school

The generosity just keeps coming for Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design – this time from longtime friends of the university Patricia and Peter Van Pelt. The couple is donating $1,000 to the school if a new promotional video is shared 1,000 times on Facebook.

“Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design has always been so creative, lively and inclusive, and through such a variety of media! We love this video. We hope it will introduce many others to [...]

July 5, 2017

One share is $1 thanks to passionate alumni

Group looking to spread word about program that helped shape them

A group of alumni of Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design is donating $1 every time the new art and design video is shared on Facebook. The group is committed to donating up to $1,000, meaning we need to see 1,000 shares total on the video. As an added bonus, one person that shares the video will also be

rewarded with a FinnU gift package courtesy of Alumni [...]

June 8, 2017

New promotional video highlights FinnU’s Art & Design programs

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is well known for its high-quality professors, incredible creative spaces and of course being located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a place where you can’t help but be inspired to create. All of that and more is showcased in the latest video for the school, which features more than a half-dozen students and professors and some stunning visuals inside of Finlandia University’s Jutila Center, where all of the studios [...]

January 30, 2017

Applications now being accepted for Brule Scholarship at FinnU

$20,000 competitive art & design scholarship for incoming students

Finlandia University is now accepting applications for the Dave and Elsa Brule Scholarship. This competitive scholarship is for students interested in studying art and design in the university’s International School of Art & Design.

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The scholarship recipients will be selected based on a portfolio competition. Applicants will need to be present for the Portfolio Review Day on Finlandia’s campus on Saturday, May 6, 2017. That event is [...]

January 18, 2017

Soup and Art Auction fundraiser set for Saturday

Young Women’s Caucus for Art raising money for conference

The Young Women’s Caucus for Art at Finlandia University is hosting its annual Soup and Art Auction fundraiser Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

The fundraising event includes all-you-can-eat homemade made soup, including a couple unique Finnish recipes that are usually a big hit with the crowd. Live music, an art auction and a dessert bar will also be included. Money raised will be used to [...]

Art Scholarship Discussed on Finlandia Fridays
December 16, 2016

Brule Art Scholarship announced on Finlandia Fridays

Today on the Finlandia Fridays we have some big news!

Finlandia University announces six $20,000 scholarships for students interested in studying art and design. These art scholarships are made available because of the generous support Finlandia University has received from Elsa and David Brule. To help make this announcement, this week’s guest is Denise Vandeville. Vandeville is the Dean of FinnU’s International School of Art & Design.

“The Brules have been huge supporters of the arts, and friends of the [...]

October 28, 2016

Jessie Fleury’s Traces to open Nov. 3 at Reflection Gallery

Upper Peninsula artist Jessie Fleury will be exhibiting Traces at the Reflection Gallery at Finlandia University beginning with an opening reception on Thursday, November 3 at 11:30 a.m.

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“Self-reflection is the act of calmly organizing one’s thoughts, free of the social constraints of everyday life,” Fleury says in her artist statement. “However, insecurities and buried anxieties often creep into these sacred moments and call into question ideas and beliefs which were once [...]

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