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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 [...]

Gallery installation of 31st Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition:
December 6, 2022

Anonymous donation sparks relaunch of Finlandia University Gallery

A recent donation to the Finlandia University Gallery will carry on the legacy and promotion of Finnish-American artists with the continuation of all operations and functions. The donor, who chose to remain anonymous at this time, was joined by an abundance of support from local community members.

“I am so thrilled to be able to continue providing contemporary art exhibits for our campus, community, and alumni,” Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler said. “There has been an outpouring of affirmation from people that [...]

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 [...]

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), [...]

Juried Student Exhibition
April 20, 2022

2022 Juried Student Exhibition Awards & Reception: Photo Gallery

On April 7, Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design hosted its annual reception and award ceremony for the 2022 Juried Student Exhibition. Friends, family, faculty and staff gathered at the Finlandia Reflections Gallery to view and discuss artwork submitted by students from across campus.  Finlandia University Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler presented student awards in the categories of 2D, 3D, Freshman and a Purchase Award.

Learn more about this exhibit, other exhibits and the Finlandia University Gallery in general by visiting 

2022 ISAD Alumni Exhibit Virtual Tour Thumbnail
April 1, 2022

2022 Alumni Exhibit Virtual Tour | Finlandia University Gallery

Due to popular demand, the 2022 ISAD Alumni Exhibit has been extended until April 19.

“The public response to this exhibit has been exceptional,” Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler said. “I have extended the exhibit until April 19th to allow for more in-person viewing, but if you are from out of the area, please enjoy this video tour of the exhibit.”

The featured artworks in this video were created by the following alumni, in order of appearance:

Hayley Laban (’11) John Fish (’10) Jessica Shields (’19) Gray Kotila (’10) Paige Lewandowski [...]

Alumni Exhibition Poster
February 17, 2022

Twenty-one alumni from around the world reunite in an exhibit marked by diversity and excellence

“I’m blown away,” says Carrie Flaspohler, Gallery Director of the Finlandia University Gallery as she reflects on the bi-annual alumni exhibit that opened to the public on February 10, 2022. “The high quality and the diverse forms of artistic expression exhibited makes me so proud of the International School of Art & Design alumni. There is something for every viewer to enjoy in this year’s exhibit, including tailor-made hats, sculpture, photography, mixed media, painting, ceramics, fashion design and even [...]

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 [...]