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Aimo Hyvärinen: SNOW & ICE
February 16 to March 20, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday,
February 16, 7:00 p.m.
HANCOCK, 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.
Photography by Aimo Hyvärinen
Screening: Two Films by Aimo Hyvärinen
Thursday, February 16th
at 2pm at the Finnish American Heritage Center
musical documentary about Lake Päijänne: 49 minutes
is a meeting place for people and nature. It is a positive story of a clean and
beautiful lake in the middle of a country. Päijänne is the lake between east
and west - it is the soul of Central Finland.
the idea of the film is the history of "city symphonies" from the early 1920's
onward and the director uses their structure and style in this work. The style
for shooting is a dialogue between large landscape images and narrow close ups of
people and places. The moderate rhythm of editing gives space to the music. The
style of the film could be called modern romanticism - it evaluates the Finnish
lifestyle in Central Finland.
core to the music here has been the tradition of Finnish romantic music, which
has always had its inspiration in nature. The orchestra is a string orchestra,
which is a sensitive and many-sided instrument for the film episodes, together
with some piano pieces.
SPIRIT OF FOLK MUSIC
the journey into the folk music. A film about expectations, preparation and
fullfillment. A road movie into the spirit of folk music.
Spirit of Folk Music is a documentary film about the growth of the popular
spirit of folk music. The film features two festivals; the musicians,
organizers and audience are shown during the summer of 2010 Viljandi Folk Music
Festival and Kaustinen Folk Music Festival:
subtext behind the story is the different ethos of two closely related nations
- Estonians and Finns. The folk music in Estonia has been part of the new
national freedom spirit since the early 90's, with its roots in the widely
spread song movement. In Finland folk music has its roots also partly in the
national traditions but partly in the traditions of ethno music of the 70's and
folk music education of the 80's and 90's.
production team is conducted by professionals from Estonia and Finland. The
director is documentary film maker Aimo Hyvärinen from Tampere (JAMK and www.hiqvisual.fi ), main
producer Sauli Ruuskanen, Amigosmedia.fi and Artur Talvik, Eetriüksus oy from
Tallinn, sound designer Ilari Miikkulainen, JAMK, from Jyväskylä. The shooting and audio team consists of Jamk
University of Applied Sciences, Baltic Film School and Viljandi
Kultuuriakadeemia students:Inga Eelmäe, Baltic Film School, Ville Viinikainen, Jamk, Iiro Lyytinen, Jamk,
Satu Viitala, Jamk, Laura Romanova,
Viljandi, Pille Kannimäe, Viljandi,
Janika Brauer, Viljandi, Ilja Shablykov, Jamk,
Minna Virtanen, Jamk, Minna Tukiainen, Jamk.