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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 [...]

Heidi Wiitanen
June 28, 2016

Finlandia Success: Heidi Wiitanen ’06

ALUM Heidi Wiitanen Major: Fiber Arts Graduation Year: 2006 Hometown: AuTrain, Michigan Current Location: Nashville, Tennessee Job: Professional Artist + Entrepreneur with KAMPPINEN What attracted you to Finlandia University?

Heidi Wiitanen: I was initially attracted to Finlandia because of where it is located. Hancock is a historic town with a lot of Finnish history. It’s also immersed in nature, something I am so much inspired by. Finlandia being the only Finnish-founded university in the United States also intrigued me. Whilst a student at Finlandia, I enjoyed [...]

Fiber Arts Artist Emily Pierce Chasuble and Stole set for Daughters of the King
June 20, 2016

Alumni Art: Fiber Arts Artist Emily Pierce

Traverse City-based fiber arts artist Emily Pierce (’08), recently completed work for Daughters of the King, Province V.

Chasuble and stole set

Chasuble and stole set for Daughters of the King, Province V. Non-seasonal painted linen vestments, lined in raw silk.

Being non-seasonal, there were no color mandates so I chose to use a palette of blues, which is the primary color for the Daughters. From there I gravitated towards using water imagery, not only is Christian tradition rich with water symbolism but water [...]

April 7, 2016

Young Women’s Caucus Soup and Silent Art Auction

Saturday, November 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Jutila Center Auditorium room 323

Join us for a variety of classic, vegan and vegetarian soups while the Young Women’s Caucus for Art raises funds for their bi-annual excursion to New York and the Women’s Caucus for Art conference.  Besides live music provided by John Bowen, there will be a silent auction of art provided by International School of Art and Design students and community artists.  In addition [...]

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