Like most people who visit the copper country, Amicucci fell in love with the sea of trees and long winters during her time at Finlandia University.
“I was looking for three things when I was applying to colleges: great student to teacher ratio, a strong art department and traveling,” says Amicucci, who earned her BFA in ceramics. “Finlandia had the perfect balance of all three.”
“We are dedicated to making the arts strong in the Upper Peninsula,” ISAD coordinator Gini Brewer said. “We are hosting this event to bring in prospective students and show them what we have to offer.”
The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a tour of FinnU. Afterwards, students will be treated to lunch with faculty [...]
The page features more visuals and less text, and is geared more toward incoming and prospective students who are looking at FinnU’s Fiber and Fashion Design program. Current and past student art work, faculty and student interviews and highlights about the program such as the student and alumni fashion show are all featured.
“The new fiber and fashion design page gives everyone a deeper [...]
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 [...]
On May 5, 2018, International School of Art & Design Dean Denise Vandeville, Dean of Student Affairs Erin Barnett, and Chief Financial Officer Angela Price, led officials from the Beihai College of Art & Design in China on a tour of the Finlandia University campus. Beihai Vice Principals Sheng Hu and Jie Qiu, Dean of the College of Fine Arts Bin Cheng, and Dean of the College of Environmental Arts Zhaowei Wang, were all presented with a certificate [...]
The scholarship recipients will be determined based on a portfolio competition. Student-artists working in all media are invited to submit a portfolio of their original work for the competition, which will be [...]
Kotilla, a comic creator and artist will share her personal experiences with crowdfunding and self-publishing. She will focus heavily how to launch a Kickstarter campaign, find a printer and prepare work for print.
The event is free and open to the public. Coffee will [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]