MEET GINA GELICHE
Hometown: Union Grove, WI
Major: Fiber & Fashion Design
Groups: Servant Leadership House and Helsinki Slang
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.
Finlandia University is excited to host author and artist, Kiranada Sterling Benjamin, on campus this week.
She will be teaching a rozome workshop June 20-24, specializing in different techniques in the fiber arts studio in the Jutila Center. Rozome is the art of creating patterns on silk using dyes and wax to create negative spaces.
Additionally, the author will be reading from her new memoir, A Year of Silence: Solitary Retreat in the New Zealand Wilderness, as well as doing [...]
Traverse City-based fiber arts artist Emily Pierce (’08), recently completed work for Daughters of the King, Province V.
Chasuble and stole set
Chasuble and stole set for Daughters of the King, Province V. Non-seasonal painted linen vestments, lined in raw silk.
Being non-seasonal, there were no color mandates so I chose to use a palette of blues, which is the primary color for the Daughters. From there I gravitated towards using water imagery, not only is Christian tradition rich with water symbolism but water [...]