Upcoming Copper Community Arts Center Events
Call for Art: Animal Life, Art from the Kalevala 2023
Deadline: Saturday, January 21st from noon-4pm
Reception: Saturday, January 28th from 2-4pm
Art from the Kalevala is an annual community open call exhibition that takes place at the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock. The Kalevala is a 19th century work of poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology. It is regarded as the national epic poem of Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. The Kalevala is rich with imagery of animals including pike, swan, stag, bear, and many others.
ENTRY DETAILS: Artists are invited to delve into the Kalevala and find a reference to one of the many animals that are integral to the stories. Artists may submit up to three works in any medium and are asked to provide the lines or passages from the Kalevala that inspired the work. No entry fees are required. When submitting work, email the corresponding rune text for each work to email@example.com.
Deadline to deliver submissions is Saturday, January 21 between noon and 4pm.
The Art from the Kalevala – Animal Life exhibition is in coordination with the City of Hancock’s Heikinpäivä, mid-winter celebration on January 28 and Kalevala Day on February 28.
For questions or to make special arrangements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with “Kalevala” in the memo line.
Animal Life, Art from the Kalevala opening reception with Finnish fare takes place on Saturday, January 28 from 2-4 pm.