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April 27, 2021

International School of Art & Design 2021 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) 2021 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition is featured from April 28 to July 22, 2021, at the Finlandia University Gallery. The Finlandia University Gallery is located in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.

A reception for the artists and their families will take place at the gallery Saturday, May 1st, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit is open to the public by appointment. Please email [...]

April 22, 2021

Alumna Brooke Cummings joins FinnU marketing team

Finlandia University alumna Brooke Cummings (’12, Illustration) has joined the Finlandia marketing team as a communication and design specialist. Cummings has been working as a freelance graphic designer since graduating from the International School of Art & Design. Cummings’ main role will be creating print and digital pieces for the university.

“I’m hoping to bring a little splash of creativity to the table,” said Cummings. “I’m excited to eventually work on a big project, like the Bridge.”

Cummings has [...]

April 9, 2021

Ceramics Major, Ramona Kuhn, named 2021 Student Representative

With graduation less than a month away, the Class of 2021 Student Representative, Ramona Kuhn, caught up with host Olivia Myers to talk about her time at Finlandia.

Kuhn, originally from St. Cloud, Minn. will be earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics. Kuhn can remember the exact moment she realized she wanted to pursue a career in art.

“I remember the first time when I touched clay and took a clay workshop as a kid was when I was [...]

April 1, 2021

Virtual Student Juried Exhibit & Fashion Show

A juried exhibit of artwork by students in the Finlandia University International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery from March 26 through April 20, 2021.

Zoom reception for the artists will take place on Thursday, April 1, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. A video of the student and alumni fashion show will be presented during the zoom reception, followed by a presentation of awards for artistic excellence.

Zoom Artist Reception & Fashion Show Meeting ID: 919 5520 [...]

March 30, 2021

Student Spotlight: Valerie Helminen, Graphic Design

Sophomore Valerie Helminen, a graphic design major from Calumet, Mich. couldn’t seem to find the right fit when it came to colleges. Having previously attended Michigan Tech and four other schools, Helminen was looking for her next move. While attending Utica College in New York pondering what her next plan was, it seemed she had found it when her dad mentioned that Finlandia was looking for goalies. 

“I was in New York playing hockey when my dad had heard Finlandia [...]

March 29, 2021

Virtual ISAD Student Juried Exhibit and Fashion Show happening April 1

A juried exhibit of artwork by students in the Finlandia University International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery from March 26 through April 20, 2021.

A Zoom reception for the artists will take place on Thursday, April 1, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. A video of the student and alumni fashion show will be presented during the zoom reception, followed by a presentation of awards for artistic excellence.

The exhibition includes works [...]

February 26, 2021

Finlandia Fridays Dives Into the Finlandia Gallery ISAD Faculty Exhibit

Mornings, 2021, Adobe Illustrator by Tom Adolphs

The International School of Art & Design 2021 Faculty Exhibit is on display now at the Finlandia University Gallery. Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler joined Olivia Myers on Finlandia Fridays to talk about the exhibit and upcoming artist reception.

Retired professor Phyllis Fredendall showcasing her pieces that are in the exhibit

Recent works by full-time, adjunct and emeritus faculty representing a diverse range of media and concepts will be on display. [...]

February 24, 2021

ISAD faculty art work on display at the Finlandia University Gallery

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) in Hancock from February 18 to March 19, 2021.

Recent works by full-time, adjunct and emeritus faculty representing a diverse range of media and concepts will be on display. Artists include Tom Adolphs, Jon Brookhouse, Carrie Flaspohler, Phyllis Fredendall, Terri Jo Frew, Gini Gesler, Lindsey Heiden, [...]

embrace your sisu
November 13, 2020

Introducing the Embrace Your Sisu Competition

Enrollment officer Gini Gesler joined Olivia Myers on Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about Finlandia’s new scholarship competition designed to help people take a break from the challenges of today. The competition, named Embrace Your Sisu, embraces the idea of art therapy to channel one of the three key tenets of sisu: calm.

A sample submission of the Embrace Your Sisu poster.

The competition consists of a poster participants can color using any medium of [...]

October 22, 2020

2020 Diploma Works Virtual Reception

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) will hold a Zoom celebration in honor of our 2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works graduates. Annah Smiddy (Graphic Design), Chelsea LaPalme (Art Therapy), Denia Bent (Graphic Design), Mindy Aho (Intermedia) and Shannon Chouinard (Graphic Design) faced many challenges as they completed their culminating artwork for graduation during the global pandemic. Rising to the unique challenges of this time, the seniors uprooted their studios, moved off campus, participated [...]

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