A group of 19 international artists coming from Sweden, Norway and Portugal are connecting with Finland through a contemporary printmaking exhibition project to be presented at Galleria Ratamo, with opening on the 2nd of May at 17h. Besides this exhibition, a polyester workshop will be also given by one of the participating artists, Naoji Ishiyama. This 3rd exhibition of the project Connecting Provincial Workshops and International Printmakers happens with the support from Jukka Partanen, the Curator of the Art Museum of Jyväskylä and Swedish – Finnish Foundation.
Caj Bremer’s ”World of Dreams” series (2015–) is shown at Gallery Ratamo. About this 30-image series, the artist explains: The idea for the images in World of Dreams came about when there was a partial eclipse of the sun in 2015. I didn’t have much time to photograph the eclipse. Or to figure out how. I found a solution and after seeing the result, I decided to continue. That is how ”World of Dreams” began.
Säynätsalo Town Hall is one of architect Alvar Aalto’s most significant works. It enjoys a position all of its own in the history of modern architecture. Säynätsalo town hall is a building with many functions: municipal administration (until 1993), library, residential spaces, business premises and guest rooms. Aalto designed the town hall as a complete work of art, and this can be seen in the details and in the furniture designed specifically for the building.
24.5. – 8.9.2019
Emma Ainala offers a view into a world in which young women play the main role. The women perform as if on stage with an array of draped fabrics and an abundance of goods, or surrounded by water and luscious nature. Their regard is focused on the viewer or just beyond, the faces might have more than two eyes, looking through a mask. Their bodies are twisted into many positions – one woman stands on her head, another stretches like an acrobat and a third sits in lotus position. Who are these woman, and in which mythology do they live?
Ville Heimala ∙ Katri-Maria Huhtakallio ∙ Aura Kajas ∙ Tiia Matikainen ∙ Lotta Mattila
We tend to have a great desire to compare our qualities and characteristics with animals. The five sculptors of The Other Nature of Ceramics exhibition bring out their personal relationship with nature and art making as well as tell about their thoughts behind their works. They observe the surrounding nature and interpret it sculpturally through ceramics.
National costumes are made and used by women and men of all ages, including professionals in the field of national costumes as well as individuals who are interested in particular costumes or making handicrafts.
5.4.–9.6. Jyväskylä Art Museum, Gallery
Caj Bremer is a leading name in Finnish photographic art, with a narrator’s voice that clearly stands out among photographers. His oeuvre of over half a century is a unique contemporary chronicle that has become part of shared memory and has shaped the conceptions of Finns regarding themselves and their recent history. Caj Bremer’s photographs are based on a strong presence, human warmth and compassion. Underlying his life’s work is the sincere aim of telling about things through his own experience.
5.4.–8.6. Jyväskylä Art Museum Gallery
Caj Bremer, Photographs from the 1950s–1960s
April 5th – June 8th, at the Jyväskylä Art Museum
Integration of immigrants is taken care of by state, municipalities, educational institutions, churches and associations. According to the Finnish law municipalities coordinate migrant intregration work at the local level. An integration plan (kotouttamisohjelma) has been drawn up in Jyväskylä.
Multicultural Center Gloria in Jyväskylä offers a space for multicultural, ethnic associations and groups for their activities. It is open for everyone, whether they are Finns or immigrants.
The Heart of Jyväskylä Development Project presents optional locations for cultural and art institutions
The project is looking into various scenarios regarding the type of activities and locations. It aims at developing the operations of the City Theatre, Symphony Orchestra, City Art Museum, Finnish Handicrafts Museum, City Library and Adult Education Centre in terms of activities, premises and facilities.
Faso Kan – a concert for the whole family
Finnish-African group Faso Kan plays melodic and brisk griot music drawing from the rich musical tradition of West-Africa.
When? Friday 22nd of March at 18 o’clock (duration approximately 40 minutes)
Where? Minnansali of Jyväskylä’s Main Library (Vapaudenkatu 39-41)
Tickets: 5 € - only cash is accepted at the door (free entry for children under 3 years), ticket sale begins an hour before showtime.
This concert is part of Korvat kävelylle –festival week’s program. Organizer: Kulttuuriaitta.
Jyväskylä turns 182 years
Welcome to celebrate Jyväskylä Days in the Jyväskylä main library on Saturday 23rd of March, 10.00-15.00.
The event organized at the main library on 23rd of March presents wellbeing and culture and offers a lot to see and experience.
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Jyväskylän päivät wishes everyone welcome to celebrate 182 years old Jyväskylä!
The main event of Jyväskylän päivät, themed as Wellbeing from culture, is held on Saturday 23rd of March between 10am and 3pm at the Jyväskylä main library (Vapaudenkatu 39-41). In the event you can meet top athletes, listen to interesting bulletins and panel discussions with the city board, or you can explore the city’s services cape at your own pace.
There will be program for kids, youngsters and adults as well.
The Information Service of the Craft Museum of Finland is operated nationally and internationally, seeking answers to questions related to handicrafts and actively providing information on museum collections to researchers and students in the field.
With the help of the information service, the Craft Museum of Finland promotes craftsmanship and appreciation of handicraft and makes expert information available to the general public.
Handcrafted objects as well as objects and collections related to hand made things are available in many of our country's museums, but the Craft Museum of Finland is the only one that focuses solely on craft themes and topics.
For example, the museum records the history and themes of craft education and training at various levels, as well as the history of artisans and professionals in the arts and crafts sector and home industry.
The collections of the museum now consist of 53 000 objects. The basic collection is made up of the old surviving collections that have been moved to Jyväskylä. It is our aim to add to the collection with careful selection and planning. From the present day we keep essential phenomena of the handicraft culture for the collection. Quality is more important than quantity in the collections at the moment.
The National Costume Center of Finland works as part of the Craft Museum of Finland. The Center displays national costumes and other traditional clothing of Finland.
The Conservation Center is a national institution, specializing in the following:
Get inspired in tailored workshops!
Doing crafts with our friends or family is fun! With your dearest and nearest everyone will get inspired about new and easy handicrafts.
We will tailor our wokshops to fit your needs. You don't have to have any experience about handcraft in advance, for it's all about having fun and trying crafts together.
A short guided tour is included in all workshops as well as guidance in the workshop and material use.
For groups we recommend touring the exhibitions under the guidance of the guide. Pre-ordered guided tours will be organized in the time that you wish. We will be happy to tailor a tour to your group.
For guided tours, the ideal size is 25 people, for larger groups we recommend two guides. There is a lot to see in the museum, so after the guided tour you should also book some time to explore the museum.