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Jaimianne Amicucci Promotion
July 23, 2018

Alum Jaimianne Amicucci receives promotion

Jaimianne Amicucci (‘10) has been promoted to Director for the James Renwick Alliance.

Like most people who visit the copper country, Amicucci fell in love with the sea of trees and long winters during her time at Finlandia University.

“I was looking for three things when I was applying to colleges: great student to teacher ratio, a strong art department and traveling,” says Amicucci, who earned her BFA in ceramics. “Finlandia had the perfect balance of all three.”

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March 1, 2017

Aspiring artists invited to portfolio review session at Finlandia

Aspiring artists are invited to Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) in March and April for portfolio review/open house sessions at the Jutila Center. A total of 12 sessions will take place, beginning March 10 and finishing up April 7.

Each session will start with the aspiring artists meeting with art and design faculty to get a feel for them as students and artists. The faculty will then look through the students’ portfolios to help offer individualized advice [...]

February 28, 2017

Finlandia honors 117 for academic achievement during fall semester

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Fall 2016 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 117 students earned honors, including 63 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above.

Nursing student Nathan Meyette works on an IV during a clinical session. Meyette is one of 63 students to have earned a spot on the Dean’s List for having a GPA above 3.75 during the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for [...]

February 9, 2017

ISAD Faculty Exhibit opens February 22

Exhibit Dates: February 22 to March 21, 2017 Opening reception: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Finlandia University’s International School of Art and Design will present a faculty exhibit at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock, February 22 to March 21, 2017.

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An opening reception for the artists will take [...]

Joyce Koskenmaki Elegy for my Dog, Crayon on paper 28” x 28”
January 10, 2017

Joyce Koskenmaki’s Retrospective opens January 19

EXHIBIT DATES: JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 18, 2017

Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, January 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m. with the artist talk beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Finlandia University Gallery presents Joyce Koskenmaki: Retrospective, an exhibit of paintings, drawings, and mixed media work spanning Koskenmaki’s lifetime career in the arts.  Koskenmaki’s work will be on display at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, from January 19 to February 18, 2017.

An opening reception at the gallery will [...]

January 6, 2017

Heritage Center to launch Finnish American folk school

“Although our region maintains a strong ethnic pride in its Finnish roots, the loss of language and traditional arts and crafts has left many among our residents very little onto which they can attach their ethnic identity.”

So says Finnish American Heritage Center Director Jim Kurtti, and he’s doing something about it. He and his staff at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center are spearheading an effort to establish a Finnish American Folk School in [...]

October 3, 2016

ISAD alum Paige Emily to be featured at K.C. Bonkers

International School of Art & Design alum Paige Emily will be the featured artist on Friday, October 7 at K.C. Bonkers in Hancock. The art show opening will be at 7 p.m., and feature the class of 2016 graduate’s latest paintings.

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In addition to earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Finlandia University, Paige Emily is the Assistant Librarian at Finlandia University’s Maki Library. She is an artist who concentrates [...]

September 26, 2016

ISAD alum Pamela Kotila hosting presentation at CCCAC

Potluck Dinner and Artist Presentation Demystifying Digital Art by Pamela Kotila

The Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock will host a potluck dinner and artist presentation, Demystifying Digital Art, by Pamela Kotila on Friday, September 30 at 6 p.m.

Kotila, an alum of Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design, is an artist and writer working in comics, games and books. She recently published the first volume of her long-running fantasy webcomic, Spidersilk. She [...]

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