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February 7, 2019

Faculty Exhibit opening reception is February 21

Tom Adolphs, “Untitled 2 from In Between series”, Digital Drawing/Painting, 2018

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) from February 21 to March 18, 2019.

Dylan Evans Weiler, “they’re too young to even understand what’s on your mind”, Oil on linen on Panel, 2017

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

January 7, 2019

Finlandia University announces Beihai University of Art & Design as first sister school in Asia

Finlandia University is proud to announce further growth to an already fruitful relationship with Beihai College of Arts and Design in Beihai China.

“It began with a phone call,” said Denise Vandeville, Dean of the International School of Art & Design. “A professor from Beihai was interested in coming to Finlandia, we showed him our studios and our culture.”

Over the last year Beihai and Finlandia faculty have met three times. Twice in China and that one visit in the [...]

December 17, 2018

Two Finlandia University faculty awarded Chinese Visiting Professorships

During a recent trip to Beihai College of Art and Design in China, Denise Vandeville, Dean of the International School of Art & Design, and Dr. Richard Gee, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, were offered an incredible opportunity to become a part of the college’s faculty by way of a visiting professorship.

“This recognition is one more positive expression of the maturing relationship between Beihai and Finlandia,” said Philip Johnson, President of Finlandia University. “Dr. [...]

July 20, 2018

Gini Brewer joins International School of Art & Design with a twist

Finlandia is thrilled to add alumna, Gini Brewer, in a unique role for both the International School of Art & Design and Admissions team. With her title as ISAD coordinator, Brewer will be bringing together a dedication both to art and student success.

“Gini will be a great addition to our team,” said Collin Saint-Onge, Director of Admissions. “Her expertise and passion for art & design are attributes that she will use to provide our future Finlandia Lions with [...]

June 26, 2018

Student Spotlight: Gina Geliche

MEET GINA GELICHE Hometown: Union Grove, WI Major: Fiber & Fashion Design Groups: Servant Leadership House and Helsinki Slang Year: Senior When Gina Geliche started as a student at Finlandia University three years ago, she wasn’t planning on majoring in Fiber and Fashion Design.

 

Geliche, now a senior, grew up with a family of weavers, shoemakers and textile makers. Despite the history of weaving in her family, Geliche began looking for English, Art and Finnish studies programs when she started her college hunt.

Like most young [...]

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May 5, 2018

Beihai College of Art & Design officials tour Finlandia campus

On May 5, 2018, International School of Art & Design Dean Denise Vandeville, Dean of Student Affairs Erin Barnett, and Chief Financial Officer Angela Price, led officials from the Beihai College of Art & Design in China on a tour of the Finlandia University campus. Beihai Vice Principals Sheng Hu and Jie Qiu, Dean of the College of Fine Arts Bin Cheng, and Dean of the College of Environmental Arts Zhaowei Wang, were all presented with a certificate [...]

April 23, 2018

Deadline to apply for $20,000 competitive art scholarship at Finlandia is May 3

Finlandia University is accepting applications for the $20,000 Dave and Elsa Brule Scholarship now through May 3. This is a competitive scholarship for incoming students interested in studying art and design in Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD). Students can apply online at finlandia.edu/artscholarship.

The scholarship recipients will be determined based on a portfolio competition. Student-artists working in all media are invited to submit a portfolio of their original work for the competition, which will be [...]

Levi Grannis and Hannah Scott-Moore Finlandia Fridays
April 20, 2018

Senior art students Levi Grannis and Hannah Scott-Moore discuss upcoming Diploma Works Exhibition

Levi Grannis and Hannah Scott-Moore dropped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about the annual Diploma Works Exhibition. Both students are graduating from the International School for Art + Design (ISAD). The exhibition highlights work from the graduating class. This year 10 seniors will have work on display. 

Grannis will be graduating with a degree in intermedia, allowing Grannis “to not strictly use just one type of media, I get to use all of them for further creative [...]

February 13, 2018

U.P. Artists to be represented at ArtPrize 2018

Internationally known event to include press conference at Finlandia University

Artists from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan will again have their art displayed at the world’s largest arts competition – ArtPrize 10, which is being hosted September 19 through October 7, 2018 in Grand Rapids. The Mackinac Arts Council and the Bonifas Arts Center are gearing up for the third year of facilitating a group of U.P. artists to be featured [...]

January 8, 2018

Apply now for competitive $20,000 Brule Art Scholarship

The 2017 Brule Art Scholarship winners were Jessica Gill of Escanaba (left) and Chloe Haataja of Houghton. In addition to other funding and scholarships – including the U.P. Commitment Grant – each student was awarded $20,000 courtesy of David and Elsa Brule.

$20,000 competitive art scholarship for incoming students

Finlandia University is now accepting applications for the Dave and Elsa Brule Scholarship. This competitive scholarship is for students interested in studying art and design in the university’s International [...]