Project” at Relflection Gallery
|HANCOCK, MI – The Finlandia University
Reflection Gallery will exhibit the National Young
Women’s Caucus’ “Traveling Journal Project” January 10
to 30, 2011.
An opening reception and artist talk will take place
Thursday, January 20, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the
Reflection Gallery. The reception is free and open to
the public. Refreshments will be served.
Led by local artist Melissa Hronkin, a head officer
of the Young Women’s Caucus and a Finlandia BFA alumna,
along with a group of current Finlandia Art & Design
students, the Traveling Journal Project is a
collaborative art experiment with an online component.
The journal project began September 15, 2010, and
continued until December 15, 2010.
|Each of the more than 14 physical
journals included in the exhibit were originated by one
artist and passed to five to seven additional artists.
Any media could be used, as long as the journals could
be closed into a relatively flat book and transported
The journals, each with its own topic or theme, were
originated by one artist and passed to five to seven
additional artists. Any media could be used, as long as
the journals could be closed into a relatively flat book
and transported safely.
The journals have travelled from the East Coast to
the West Coast, and internationally and locally.
Participants include several Copper Country artists, a
number of Finlandia University students and graduates,
and others. Journal themes and topics include intrinsic
battles, war, music and games, and gifts.
|The friends and family of each
participant were also invited to add pages to the
traveling journal. So while a book might only have
traveled to seven addresses, at each address, the number
of people making pages was potentially unlimited.
The artist originators also kept a blog to pass
information along to their journal collaborators and the
public. As new entries were added to the journals, the
blog was updated. The blogs can be viewed at
In addition to the travelling journals, some
participants did additional collaborative projects and
journal-related artworks that round out the show.
The National Young Women’s Caucus is an internal
caucus of the National Women’s Caucus for Art (www.nationalwca.org).
The Reflection Gallery is located on the second level
of Finlandia’ s Jutila Center campus, Hancock.
For additional information, please contact studio
arts professor Yueh-mei Cheng at 906-487-7375 or e-mail