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Finlandia Art & Design Diploma Works Exhibit

Diploma Works 2011 Artwork

HANCOCK, MI – The International School of Art & Design (ISAD) 2011 Diploma Works Exhibition is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery April 26 to June 11, 2011. The gallery is in the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock.

Diploma Works 2011 Artwork

A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The artists will be introduced at 7:15 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The artworks featured in the annual Diploma Works exhibit represent the final body of student work for each graduating bachelor of fine arts (BFA) student. The works include intensive research projects, series of individual artworks, and design prototypes. A variety of media is represented, including painting, illustration, sculpture, fashion design, graphic design, interdisciplinary design, and ceramics.

“The work is diverse and exceptional,” said Denise Vandeville, ISAD dean. “I speak for all the ISAD faculty and staff when I say how proud we are of the ISAD Class of 2011.”

“I am excited for the community to see the work of this talented group of graduating seniors,” added gallery director Carrie Flaspohler. “The variety of media and techniques highlights the talent of these ISAD students, and the quality of their work is exceptional.”

Diploma Works 2011 ArtworkThe 2011 ISAD graduating seniors are Jessica Anders (Houghton), Elyse Beebe (Peru, Ind.), Andrew Blake (Chassell), Audrey Chamberlain (Houghton), Jill Codere (Lake Linden), Susanne Danielson (Kingsford), J.R. DeMers (Hancock), Jessica Eichhorn (Wallace), Joshua Jaehnig (Hancock), Kevin Korte (Kennewick, Wash.), Hayley Laban (Houghton), Deanna Makela (Ishpeming), Amanda Moyer (Livonia), Rachel Reidenga (Wetmore), Skyler Ross (Calumet), Jessica Spear (Hancock), Stephanie Trevino (Hubbel), Benjamin Westcott (Iron Mountain), and Abbi Zablocki (Iron Mountain).

The Finlandia University International School of Art & Design 2011 Diploma Works Exhibition will be on display April 26 to June 11, 2011.

The Finlandia University Gallery is in the Finnish American Heritage Center, 435 Quincy St., Hancock. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by appointment.

Please call 906-487-7500 for more information.

Photo cutlines:

Photo 1: Audrey Chamberlain, “Desire Path”, Hand-spun, hand-knit wire-core yarn

Photo 2: Hayley Laban, “Hooligans”, T-shirts and mounted prints

Photo 3: Jill Codere, “Keweenaw National Historic Park” poster series