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Heiden to be featured in UP Focus Exhibition

September 7, 2022

Former ISAD adjunct will serve as Visiting Assistant Professor for 2022-23

Lindsey Heiden Headshot Photo

Finlandia University is pleased to announce that Lindsey Heiden will serve as a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2022-2023 academic year. Heiden has been an adjunct instructor in FinnU’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) since 2018.

“The studio art facilities at Finlandia University are fantastic,” Heiden said. “I can’t wait to show and explore all of the possibilities that studio arts have to offer with the students. I am ready to share my knowledge and more importantly learn from the students.”

Heiden brings more than 10 years of experience to her new full-time role, including time spent teaching community art courses and higher education. Teaching, however, has not slowed the artist from pursuing her own creative talents. Some of her most recent artwork will be on display from August 26 through November 4 at the DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University in part of the U.P. Focus Exhibition.

“[The exhibition] focuses on artists who are inspired by the Upper Peninsula,” Heiden shared. “My work is whimsical and asks the question, ‘What if?’. Laid out much like a fairy tale, the main character in my work is a hybrid animal of fantasy, made up of corvids & leporids, and put into different scenes/situations. This was inspired by the rabbits that come to my bird feeder in the winter, the crows that wake me up every morning, and the ravens that I see while on the trails. I ask, how does this hybrid animal nest and take care of their young?”

When Lindsey is not on campus, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son at their home studio. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, exploring new trails, petting her two cats (Tuna Fish and Carrot), and tending to her gardens.

Heiden’s full-time role with FinnU’s International School of Art & Design follows the recent arrival of ISAD’s new Dean, Dr. Cassandra Hill

Lindsey Heiden can be reached at lindsey.heiden@finlandia.edu or in the ceramics studio on the first floor of the Jutila Center.

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