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Aimo Hyvärinen: SNOW & ICE

February 16 to March 20, 2012

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.

Aimo Hyvarinen PostcardHANCOCK, MI - The Finlandia University Gallery will present an exhibit of work by Finnish photographer Aimo Hyvärinen from February 16 to March 20, 2012.

An opening reception for the artist is Thursday, February 16, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. An artist talk will begin at 7:15 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

Hyvärinen was ten years old when his godmother gave him his first photo album.  Using his brother's Kodak Brownie, and later his own Agfa Instamatic camera, Hyvärinen filled the album with photographs of snow-covered landscapes.

Hyvärinen's exhibit at the Finlandia University Gallery, titled "Snow and Ice," combines a selection of these old photographs with some of Hyvärinen's current work to capture the poetic and synergetic relationship between humans and snow.

The Finlandia University Gallery is in the Finnish American Heritage Center, 435 Quincy St., Hancock.

For additional information, contact gallery director Carrie Flaspohler at 906-487-7500.

Photo cutline: Photography by Aimo Hyvärinen