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Finlandia Student Hannah Smith Hosting Exhibition at CCCAC

April 25, 2019

“Technique Magnifique” is an invitational exhibition of fiber art made by local and regional artists at the Copper Country Community Arts Center’s Kerredge Gallery through the May 4. Hannah Smith, intern and  graduating senior from Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design curated this exhibition. She sought out work that was beyond the ordinary and demonstrated a particular technique.

Artists include:  Lois Anderson, Lynn Anderson, Cynthia Cote, Phyllis Fredendall, John Gale, Carol Grafford and friends, Susan Hooker, Joyce Koskenmaki, Stella Larkin, Mary Loukus, Emma Mackey, Jenny Sawle Johannsen, Anita Sharkus, Alexis Wakeham, and  Becky Weeks.

The exhibition includes hand woven wearable items, mixed media sculpture, wall hangings, costumes, jewelry, accessories, and other functional items. Mediums include examples of surface design, beadwork, sequins, embroidery, felted wool, assemblage, and various weaving techniques.

There will be a reception on Friday, April 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited and refreshments will be served. This exhibition is supported with a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Copper Country Community Arts Center is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. For more information call (9067) 482-2333 or visit the website, www.coppercountryarts.com

Also at the Copper Country Community Arts Center:

Finland and Japan: Textile Connections by Phyllis Fredendall.  Slide presentation on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m.

Phyllis Fredendall, professor of Fiber Design at Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design will share the work of an American living and working in Japan and her Finnish-based fiber education as well as the stunning work of a Japanese fiber sculptor who regularly exhibits in Finland.  

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