Day: February 22, 2013

VPA Co-Sponsors Sibelius Lecture

Glenda GossJoin Sibelius Academy professor Glenda Goss, the Finlandia Foundation Lecturer of the Year, for Kalevala Day lectures based on her extensive research on Finnish national composer Jean Sibelius. Lectures at 2 pm and 6 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Free and open to the public.

Hosted by: Finnish American Heritage Center
Finnish Theme Committee/ Finlandia Foundation Copper Country Chapter

With generous support from
Finlandia University’s Campus Enrichment Fund
Michigan Technological University Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Finlandia Foundation National
Anonymous Donor

Read more at the Finnish American Heritage Center Facebook Event.

Finlandia Foundation Lecturer of the Year at Heritage Center Feb. 28

Finland experienced an unprecedented Golden Age of music and art late in the 19th century. Among the crowning achievements of this age were the compositions of Jean Sibelius, whose works served as a soundtrack to Finland’s growing sense of cultural independence. As the Finns enjoyed this flourishing of the arts, a political awakening resulted, while Finland was still an autonomous Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire.

Read more at Keweenaw Now.


Great Lakes Showcase Kicks Off March 5

GLS 2013The Rozsa Center is pleased to announce the opening of the 2013 Great Lakes Showcase: An Annual Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts and Crafts, sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts. The public is invited to a reception for the artists on Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

According to Susie Kilpela, artist and longtime faculty member of the VPA, “I am happy to be involved in the GLS, a celebrated art exhibit at Michigan Tech.”

According to showcase coordinator Sarah Fayen Scarlett, “The Peoples’ Choice award gives visitors a chance to choose their favorite. Come in and vote for the piece you like best!”

Read more at Tech Today, by the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.