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October 19, 2020

ISAD 2020 BFA Diploma Works Virtual Reception Set for Oct. 22

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) will hold a Zoom celebration in honor of our 2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works graduates. Annah Smiddy (Graphic Design), Chelsea LaPalme (Art Therapy), Denia Bent (Graphic Design), Mindy Aho (Intermedia) and Shannon Chouinard (Graphic Design) faced many challenges as they completed their culminating artwork for graduation during the global pandemic. Rising to the unique challenges of this time, the seniors uprooted their studios, [...]

September 14, 2020

Rita C. Obelleiro Gallery Zoom Reception

Finlandia University Gallery will present the exhibition Who Am I Without Her, Who is She Without Us? by Chicago artist Rita C. Obelleiro at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from September 2 to October 9, 2020. Appointments for a private viewing of the exhibit can be made with Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler at (906) 487-7500 or by email at gallery@finlandia.edu.

A reception with the artist will take place on

September 14, 2020

Finlandia University Gallery to host Zoom reception for Obelleiro exhibit on Sept. 17

Finlandia University Gallery will present the exhibition Who Am I Without Her, Who is She Without Us? by Chicago artist Rita C. Obelleiro at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from September 2 to October 9, 2020. Appointments for a private viewing of the exhibit can be made with Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler at (906) 487-7500 or by email at gallery@finlandia.edu.

A reception with the artist will take place on

November 26, 2019

Gallery Hours Reduced in December and January

HANCOCK, MI – Finlandia University Gallery in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock announces reduced hours during the holidays. The gallery will be closed Thursday, November 28 – December 1 for the Thanksgiving holiday and will remain closed until the next exhibit opens Thursday, December 5th.  Beginning December 11, 2019  through January 13, 2020 the gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please check the gallery webpage (http://www.finlandia.edu/finlandia-gallery.html) for exhibition [...]

November 20, 2019

2020 Diploma Works Exhibition – Finlandia University International School of Art & Design

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 2, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

The exhibition will be running from May 2 – May 28.

Presented annually, the Diploma Works exhibit features the work of International School of Art and Design graduating BFA students. The exhibit pieces represent each graduating student’s final body of work and take the form of intensive research projects, individual artwork, or design prototypes.

 

November 20, 2019

CANCELED: Juried Student Exhibition/Fashion Show 2020 – Finlandia University International School of Art & Design

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 2, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Fashion Show begins at 7:30 p.m., Awards for Excellence presented immediately following the fashion show.

The show will be running from April 2 – April 21.

The annual juried exhibition includes work by the International School of Art & Design students studying the fine art and design disciplines of intermedia, drawing, painting and illustration, ceramic and glass, fiber and fashion design, sculpture, product and interior design, graphic design, and digital media.

November 20, 2019

Alumni Exhibit 2020 – Finlandia University International School of Art & Design

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Artist talk beginning at 7:20 p.m. – The Alumni Exhibit will be running from February 20 – March 18

Over the 21 years since the inception of the BFA degree program at Finlandia University, the International School of Art & Design had graduated 190 students in five concentrations including Ceramic Design, Fiber/Fashion Design, Integrated Design, Graphic Design and Intermedia Arts. This exhibit will spotlight the continuing work of these alumni artists active [...]

November 20, 2019

Finlandia’s Gallery Opening Reception for Stacia Yeapanis: The Thin Line Between One Thing and Another

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Artist talk beginning at 7:20 p.m.  – Stacia’s work will be displayed from January 16 to February 15

Stacia Yeapanis’ work conflates art practice with meditation practice, devotion and contemplation. She brings the value of process, not product, to the forefront in this exhibition of objects that embody the adage of ‘the finger pointing at the moon.’ Her textile-like sculptures, which consist of discarded toilet paper tubes, hand-knotted embroidery floss and empty space, use [...]

November 20, 2019

29th Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition Lisa Autio: A Walk Along the Shore

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Artist talk beginning at 7:20 p.m.

A native of Montana, with Finnish grandparents immigrating through Ellis Island to work in the mines and boarding houses in Butte in the 1920s, Autio’s work is a tribute to the wilderness of her home state.  Fossils, crinoids, brittle stars and ammonites fill her imagery as she explores the geology of the West and Montana. “Finns like to live in places that are rural or [...]

May 24, 2019

In the Land of the Finndians and Tradition Bearers

Finlandia University Gallery will present In the Land of the Finndians, an exhibit of photographs documenting the descendants of Finnish immigrants and Native Americans from the book by Katja Kettu, Meeri Koutaniemi, and Maria Seppälä. Also on display, Tradition Bearers, a collection of materials created during the Finnish American Folk School. This two-part exhibit will be on display at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American [...]

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