Photo Jefunne Gimpel
Nine aspects of ceramics, art, and industry
The Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. has invited the Arabia Art Department Society in Finland to organize a ceramic exhibition at the Embassy's Finlandia Hall. The theme of the exhibition is 9 SEASONS. The exhibition showcases new artwork from the Arabia Art Department Society's artists, Professors Heljä Liukko-Sundström and Heikki Orvola, Fujiwo Ishimoto, Heini Riitahuhta, Jasmin Anoschkin, Kim Simonsson, Pekka Paikkari, Kati Tuominen-Niittylä and Kristina Riska. 9 SEASONS publication that combines art and Finnish industrial enterprise has been created alongside the exhibition.
Finland is extremely dark, extremely bright, and everything in between. Polar nights, and the Midnight Sun bring a unique touch to everything we do. Light, and the lack of it colors our lives. The title of the exhibition by the Arabia Art Department Society, 9 SEASONS reflects the diversity of Finnish nature and seasons. Ancient residents of Lapland are said to have divided the year into eight seasons: fall-winter, winter, spring-winter, spring, spring-summer, summer, fall-summer, and the fall. The Arabia Art Department Society discovers one more season to add to this list.
Art is the ninth season
The courage to dream, strong craftsmanship, and the freedom to follow your inclinations make the many shades of imagination visible. The nine seasons serve as a reminder of transience. In the world of machinery and technology the Arabia Art Department Society is a rare and unique community that regenerates the diversity and the skill of creating with your own hands.
The number nine also reflects the nine members of the society. 9 SEASONS showcases nine different aspects of art, and ceramics that the artists have created at the art department located on the ninth floor. Almost 30 new pieces are on show at the exhibition in Washington D.C. As well as ceramics, other materials used include glass and wood.
9 SEASONS exhibition is open to public at the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. from October 17 to November 15, 2015 Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4pm.
The exhibition is supported by: Fiskars, Iittala, Arabia, Lönnberg Print & Promo, Stora Enso, Suomen kulttuurirahasto, Svenska kulturfonden, Taiteen edistämiskeskus, CHS Expo Freight, Designmuseo, Salvia Design, Images by Jefunne.
10/17/2015 11:00 AM - 11/15/2015 4:00 PM
Embassy of Finland
3301 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
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