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"Tell Me a Story" at Reflection Gallery in February

Tell Me A Story ExhibitHANCOCK, MI - The Finlandia University Reflection Gallery, Hancock, will host "Tell Me a Story" from February 7 to 28, 2013.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the gallery on Thursday, February 7, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

"Tell Me a Story" is a creative exhibition of what a story is or can be. It includes many art forms-from visual and performance art to installation and literature-by many artists.

The artwork selected for the exhibit was submitted to the Reflection Gallery in response to a "call for entries" circulated widely on campus and in the community. Work was submitted by Finlandia students, faculty, and staff, and community members.

Reflection Gallery director Natalie House, a sophomore illustration major at Finlandia, says that the exhibit concept was inspired by Finlandia studio arts professor Yueh-mei Cheng, who often challenges her painting, drawing, and illustration students to "tell me a story" in their work.

House explains that "Tell Me a Story" was organized to increase the numbers of both exhibitors and audience members, and to personalize the gallery for the community and the school.

"This show is intended to put a new face on the gallery by showcasing more art created by Finlandia students, faculty, and staff and community members," House adds.

"The 'Tell Me a Story' exhibit is an important new direction for the Reflection Gallery," says faculty advisor Carrie Flaspohler. "The hope is that it will open doors for artists that may not have exhibited in a formal gallery space before."

The Reflection Gallery is located on the second level of Finlandia's Jutila Center campus, 200 Michigan Street, Hancock, MI 49930.

For additional information, call 906-487-7500 or e-mail finlandiareflectiongallery@gmail.com.