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"Through the Pane" Exhibit at Keweenaw Community Foundation in December

HANCOCK, MI - Finlandia University student-artists will present a temporary "pop-up" art gallery at the Keweenaw Community Foundation, Hancock, during the month of December 2011.

The exhibit, titled "Through the Pane," is a collection of personal photos mounted on old paint-chipped frame windows, all of them created by International School of Art & Design students.

An opening reception for the exhibit will take place Friday, December 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Keweenaw Community Foundation.

"The exhibit is designed to evoke feelings of nostalgia and encourage a sense of community," says exhibition co-coordinator Cait Spera, a junior Art & Design student from Iron Mountain. "We organized this exhibit to encourage the community to visit and shop in downtown Hancock."

Using a special technique involving a matte medium and photo copies, the artworks were created by transferring the students' photos onto panes of glass. Photos subjects include first haircuts, swing sets, weddings, Christmas in the 1960s (complete with silver trees), and of course the U.P.'s beloved (and dreaded) snow.

The students featured in the exhibit are Melanie Houghton (Muskegon), Jessica Hurkmans (Kingsford), James Mars (L'Anse), Amanda Mears (Houghton), Mike Simila (Hancock), Cait Spera (Iron Mountain), and Amanda Yoder (Florence, Wis.).

The reception will include entertainment designed to create a festive atmosphere and encourage attendees to enjoy the Hancock community. The reception is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

The Keweenaw Community Foundation is located at 236 Quincy Street in downtown Hancock.

For additional information, please e-mail Cait Spera, exhibition co-coordinator, at