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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 [...]

June 8, 2017

New promotional video highlights FinnU’s Art & Design programs

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is well known for its high-quality professors, incredible creative spaces and of course being located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a place where you can’t help but be inspired to create. All of that and more is showcased in the latest video for the school, which features more than a half-dozen students and professors and some stunning visuals inside of Finlandia University’s Jutila Center, where all of the studios [...]

March 1, 2017

Aspiring artists invited to portfolio review session at Finlandia

Aspiring artists are invited to Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) in March and April for portfolio review/open house sessions at the Jutila Center. A total of 12 sessions will take place, beginning March 10 and finishing up April 7.

Each session will start with the aspiring artists meeting with art and design faculty to get a feel for them as students and artists. The faculty will then look through the students’ portfolios to help offer individualized advice [...]

Joyce Koskenmaki Elegy for my Dog, Crayon on paper 28” x 28”
January 10, 2017

Joyce Koskenmaki’s Retrospective opens January 19

EXHIBIT DATES: JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 18, 2017

Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, January 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m. with the artist talk beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Finlandia University Gallery presents Joyce Koskenmaki: Retrospective, an exhibit of paintings, drawings, and mixed media work spanning Koskenmaki’s lifetime career in the arts.  Koskenmaki’s work will be on display at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, from January 19 to February 18, 2017.

An opening reception at the gallery will [...]

April 24, 2016

2016 Diploma Works

2016 BFA Diploma Works Exhibition Exhibit Dates: April 27 to May 25, 2016 Reception: Saturday, April 30, 7 p.m.

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition is featured from April 27 to May 25, 2016, at the Finlandia University Gallery. The Finlandia University Gallery is located in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.

A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery Saturday, April 30, from 7 to 8:30 [...]

April 20, 2016

Shelby Winter

Student Rep comes for Finnish culture, leaves with incredible memories From travel, to art, to activism, Winter embraced life at FinnU

Finlandia University 2016 Student Representative is Shelby Winter, a Springfield, Illinois native who will be graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Studio Arts / Illustration.

As student representative Winter will speak during the 2016 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the Paavo Nurmi Center.

Winter, who entered her final semester [...]

March 21, 2016

Juried Student Exhibition

2016 Juried Student Exhibition and Fashion Show Exhibit Dates: March 31 to April 20, 2016 Reception: Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m. Student and Alumni Fashion Show at 7:15 p.m.

A juried exhibit of artwork by students in the Finlandia University International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, from March 31 through April 20, 2016.

PHOTOS: Setup of the exhibition

A reception for the artists will take place at the [...]

December 13, 2014

Emerging artist Kenyon Hansen

Kenyon Hansen, Finlandia University adjunct ceramics instructor, confesses that he wasn’t a particularly motivated high school student … until his senior year when he enrolled in an art class.

“I thought it would be easy and I could slack off,” Hansen said of the art class.

But when his mom learned that he was failing the class, she talked with his teacher, Tim Zablocki, about Hansen’s interest in taking photos with a camera she had recently purchased. So Zablocki set Hansen [...]

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