Finlandia University will feature the work of nine Finnish artists this week, as part of Festival Ruska 2017.
Festival Ruska is a cultural program celebrating Hancock and the Keweenaw Peninsula’s Finnish cultural roots.
Moved by Nature is an exhibit of contemporary artists incorporating Finnish folktales and mythologies that will feature the work of three Finnish artists–Riitta Ikonen, Taina Kontio and Satu Miettinen.
Also on display will be five short films by Finnish filmmakers–Mari Ljokkoi, Leena Lehti, Mia Rantavaara and Sanni Hujanen, Jukka Silokunnas and Elsa Trzaska.
An opening reception for the public will take place at the Finlandia University Gallery on Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. with a panel discussion between Finlandia University Art & Design students and faculty beginning at 7:15 p.m.
The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Learn more about this exhibit, other exhibits and the Finlandia University Gallery in general by visiting finlandia.edu/universitygallery.