Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Art from the Kalevala" reception to be Jan. 26 at Community Arts Center

HANCOCK -- "Art from the Kalevala" is a group exhibition on display at the Copper Country Community Arts Center’s Kerredge Gallery through Jan. 26, 2013.

At Tapio's Slope, by Bonnie Loukus. (Photos courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)

Thirteen artists are participating with their interpretations of passages from The Kalevala, an important literary work and epic poem of Finland. Its rich imagery provides a hearty topic for visual art and the exhibit coincides with Hancock’s mid-winter festival, Heikinpäivä. An open house reception will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 26, during the Heikinpäivä celebrations.

Joukahainen, by Clyde Mikkola.

Many people come to Hancock during this time and enjoy the vast array of activities that celebrate Finnish and Finnish-American culture.* Artists in the exhibition include: Barb Summersett, Miriam Pickens, Fredi Taddeucci, Bob Dawson, Constance Stockwell Johnson, K. Carlton Johnson, Edith Marshall, Joyce Koskenmaki, Eric Munch, Clyde Mikkola, Cynthia Coté, Bonnie Loukus, and Daniel Schneider.

The Copper Country Community Arts Center is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. For more information call: 906.482.2333.

* Click here for the Jan. 25-26 Heikinpäivä schedule of events.

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