Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Call for art entries: "Art from the Kalevala" exhibit, coming soon

HANCOCK -- The Copper Country Community Arts Center is seeking entries for its "Art from the Kalevala" exhibit, which will take place in the Kerredge Gallery in conjunction with Hancock’s mid-winter festival, Heikinpäivä, taking place Jan. 12-28.

Swan of Tuonela, oil, by Joyce Koskenmaki. From a previous "Art from the Kalevala" exhibit. (Keweenaw Now file photo)
"If the river-swan you shoot me,
Shoot the great bird on the river,
There on Tuoni's murky river..."

The Kalevala is an important literary work and is the epic poem of Finland. Since its rich imagery provides a hearty topic for visual art, the exhibit fits nicely with the festival. Many people come to Hancock during this time and will enjoy the exhibition’s connection with Finnish culture.

Artists may submit up to three pieces. Please include the lines from the Kalevala that inspired your work. There is no fee to participate but there is a 40 percent commission on any work sold. If your art is not for sale please note "NFS."

Please deliver your work to the Community Arts Center during the following dates: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, Jan. 8-10, or from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.

The Community Arts Center will host an Open House Reception from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, during Heikinpäivä Mid-winter Festival.

The Copper Country Community Arts Center is at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. For more information email: or call 906-482-2333.

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