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Kalevala Month featuring art exhibit, Kalevalathon

February 21, 2022
Kalevala Week 2022
The Copper Country Community Arts Center and the Finlandia University Finnish & Nordic Studies Program are pleased to announce Kalevala Month 2022, a joint program of public events in celebration of Finland’s national epic, Kalevala. Centered on the CCCAC’s annual Art of the Kalevala exhibition and the Finnish & Nordic Studies Program’s annual Kalevala reading marathon, this series will highlight the important place Kalevala has in the Copper Country through a series of events that will be offered online and in person. The Kalevalathon invites members of the public to participate as readers of individual runes. Readers will be provided a digital copy of Kalevala to read along with. The Crawford English translation of Kalevala is freely available at projectruneberg.org; many public libraries also have the epic available for checkout. The events are:

Animal Life: Art from the Kalevala Exhibition
Copper Country Community Arts Center Kerredge Gallery, 126 Quincy Street, Hancock
February 8-26
Gallery Open: 11-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10-2 p.m. Saturday
Online gallery to see the exhibition: https://www.coppercountryarts.com/kalevala.html
This annual exhibition invites local artists to share their Kalevala-inspired works. This year’s theme, Animal Life, will reflect on the important roles animals have in the stories of the epic and in Finnish mythology and folklore.

Finnish & Nordic Studies 4th Annual Kalevalathon
Online marathon reading of Kalevala
Thursday, February 24, 9:00 am to approximately 9:00 pm Eastern time
Join us over Zoom as we read the Finnish national epic in its entirety. Join us to read a rune, just stay to listen, join when you can and stay as long or as short as you like!

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