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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 [...]

December 23, 2022

Folk School announces winter 2023 classes

The Finnish American Folk School has released its winter 2023 class schedule! Established by the Finnish American Heritage Center and led by Phyllis Fredendall and Clare Zuraw, the Finnish American Folk School exists to ensure that Finnish-American folk traditions exist for centuries to come.

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Winter 2023 Classes

Click on each class title for more information and online registration. As with all of our classes, advanced registration is required. Need financial assistance? A limited number of scholarships are [...]

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 [...]

Lotta Hagfors
November 30, 2022

A busy winter ahead for Finnish American Folk School

The Finnish American Folk School has released its early winter newsletter! Established by the Finnish American Heritage Center and led by Phyllis Fredendall and Clare Zuraw, the Finnish American Folk School exists to ensure that Finnish-American folk traditions exist for centuries to come.

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It’s hard to believe, but we have just one more workshop left on our 2022 calendar before the new year begins. Finnish musician Lotta Hagfors will teach an online singing workshop for the FAFS December 10-11. [...]

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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Anita Jain led community members in a group felting project to create a new banner for the FAFS inspired by the FAFS Dye Garden
November 4, 2022

Folk School announces late fall program schedule

The Finnish American Folk School has released its late fall program schedule! Established by the Finnish American Heritage Center and led by Phyllis Fredendall and Clare Zuraw, the Finnish American Folk School exists to ensure that Finnish-American folk traditions exist for centuries to come.

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Anita Jain led community members in a group felting project to create a new banner for the FAFS inspired by the FAFS Dye Garden

It’s been a busy month at the FAFS. We say [...]

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 [...]

Festival Ruska 2022
September 22, 2022

Celebrate Festival Ruska at the Finnish American Folk School

In their most recent newsletter, the Finnish American Folk School shares everything you need to know about Festival Ruska 2022! Established by the Finnish American Heritage Center and led by Phyllis Fredendall and Clare Zuraw, the Finnish American Folk School exists to ensure that Finnish-American folk traditions exist for centuries to come.

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Join us in celebrating Ruska – fall color season – at the Finnish American Folk School. This year we’ll be featuring fiber artist Anita Salminen Jain to teach and [...]

Folk School
September 19, 2022

Folk School announces programming for Fall 2022

The Finnish American Folk School has released its August 2022 newsletter! Established by the Finnish American Heritage Center and led by Phyllis Fredendall and Clare Zuraw, the Finnish American Folk School exists to ensure that Finnish-American folk traditions exist for centuries to come.

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The FAFS took a bit of a breather after the whirlwind of Juhannus celebrations, but now we’re back and excited to share our latest news with all of you. First, we’d like to express our thanks [...]