HANCOCK, MI – Finlandia University Gallery will present Off the Hook, a textile exhibit by Los Angeles artist Liv Aanrud at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from April 28 to June 3, 2022.
An opening reception for the artist will take place at the gallery, Thursday, April 28th, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. with an artist talk beginning at 7:20 p.m. The reception is free [...]
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.
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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 [...]
“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 [...]
In December, Finlandia welcomed students, faculty and staff along with alumni, friends and family to a series of events in commemoration of the institution’s 125th anniversary. In honor of its Finnish and Lutheran heritage, Finlandia celebrated Finnish Independence Day for the 104th time at the Finnish American Heritage Center following a Sunday worship service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock.
The anniversary celebrations didn’t stop on Sunday. In the week following, the Finlandia University Gallery held the 31st Annual Contemporary [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A semester of celebration culminated on Sunday, Dec. 5 in a full day of dance, musical performances and worship. Dozens of Finlandia University friends and family members gathered to commemorate the institution’s 125th Anniversary alongside the observance of a now 104-year-long tradition, Finnish Independence Day.
David Maki, Interim Director of the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) on Finlandia’s campus, delivered the Independence Day program’s opening remarks.
“Today is another significant milestone in Finlandia University’s history as we celebrate the 125th Anniversary of [...]
On Dec. 5, Finlandia will celebrate its 125th Anniversary with two spectacular events!
Join us at 10:30 a.m. for Sunday Worship at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock, MI and then join us again at 1:00 p.m. for a special, one-of-a-kind 125th Anniversary Edition of Finlandia’s Annual Finnish Independence Day Observance being held at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Finlandia’s campus!
For those interested in attending, both events will require masks and sign-in. For those unable to attend, both events will also [...]