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Bonnie Peterson, Upper Peninsula, 50" H x 48" W, Embroidery and heat transfers of upper Michigan and Lake Superior maps, painted and embroidered with stories from ski and kayak trips, photographs on silk, satin, velvet and brocade, stitched.
December 27, 2022

Gallery to return in January with Bonnie Peterson exhibit

Fiber artist Bonnie Peterson’s exhibit, Word Count, will open on January 9 as the Finlandia University Gallery returns to operations. The exhibit will run until February 15, 2023.

“I couldn’t be more excited to begin our new gallery season with Houghton artist Bonnie Peterson,” Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler said. “The Copper Country is a stronghold of art and culture and Finlandia University Gallery is honored to display the work of an incredibly talented local artist as it relaunches operations.”

Peterson is a [...]

Tuomas Korkalo Gallery Exhibit Poster
November 10, 2022

University Gallery to host opening reception tonight at 7 PM

The Opening Reception for Self-Revolving Line, an exhibit by Finnish artist Tuomas Korkalo, will be held this evening at the Finlandia University Gallery. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. with an artist talk beginning at 7:20 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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Tuomas Korkalo Gallery Exhibit Poster
October 19, 2022

University Gallery announces exhibit schedule for Tuomas Korkalo: Self-Revolving Line

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Exhibit Dates: October 20 – December 14, 2022 Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

HANCOCK, MI – Finlandia University Gallery will present Self-Revolving Line, an exhibit by Finnish artist Tuomas Korkalo at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from October 20 to December 14, 2022.

A reception for the artist will take place at the gallery, Thursday, November 10, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. with an [...]

Lindsey Heiden Headshot Photo
September 7, 2022

Heiden to be featured in UP Focus Exhibition

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

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 [...]

Finnish Artist Sirkku Ketola, photo by Caron M
August 24, 2022

University Gallery announces schedule for Sirkku Ketola: A Body Called Paula

Finnish Artist Sirkku Ketola, photo by Caron M

Exhibit dates: September 9 – October 14, 2022 Opening reception: Thursday, September 15th, 7:00-8:30 pm Performance dates and titles:  Friday, September 9th, 12:00-2:30 pm: Light Monday, September 12th, 12:00-2:30 pm: Passion Tuesday, September 13th, 12:00-2:30 pm: Knowledge Wednesday, September 14th, 12:00-2:30 pm: Darkness

HANCOCK, MI – Finlandia University Gallery will present A Body Called Paula, an installation that mixes screen printing and performance by Finnish artist Sirkku Ketola at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), [...]

Participating artists in the 2020 ISAD Alumni Exhibit
January 27, 2022

Gallery announce dates for upcoming exhibit receptions, Feb. 3 & 24

Finlandia University Gallery is hosting two upcoming events on Feb. 3 and 24. Experience the 31st Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition live at the Gallery on Thursday, Feb. 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. The free, open to the public reception for the artist Natalie Salminen Rude will be featuring her exhibit, “in·ter·stice: (noun) a small intervening space”.

On Thursday, Feb. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., alumni will discuss their artwork at a live reception of the Internation [...]

Natalie Salminen Rude Video
January 7, 2022

31st Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition Virtual Reception | Finlandia University Gallery

On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the Finlandia University Gallery held a virtual reception of the 31st Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition featuring the artwork of Natalie Salminen Rude. The exhibit is open to the public until Feb. 4.

At the reception, Finnish American artist Natalie Salminen Rude presented an exhibit titled “in·ter·stice: (noun) a small intervening space”. Contemplative, multidisciplinary and inquisitive, Salminen Rude aims to identify and uncover the dehumanizing forces found within technology and systemization. What is to [...]

Gerald Matthew Immonen
December 30, 2021

Gerald Matthew Immonen Collection Virtual Tour | Finlandia University Gallery

Earlier this year, Finlandia University was the proud recipient of a collection of artwork by the preeminent Finnish American artist Gerald Matthew Immonen (1936-2011). Immonen’s ties to Finlandia go back decades as once a featured artist in the Finlandia University Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition, the longest-running exhibit series in the United States celebrating the accomplishments of Finnish American artists.

Immonen’s exhibit, Into Another World: Works by Finnish American artist Gerald Matthew Immonen (1936-2011), was on display at the [...]

ashante kindle & khari turner thumbnail
October 27, 2021

Finlandia University Gallery hosts rising stars at fall exhibit

Ashanté Kindle and Khari Turner both created new work for their recent Finlandia University exhibit Copper Planted Seeds. After learning about the mining history of the Copper Country and the concept of Sisu, the artists developed work that sought common ground with our local history and connected with their experiences in life.

“Initially when thinking about making work for Copper Planted Seeds, I thought a lot about the history of your area and the role Black people played in that [...]