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HARAKKA - International Weather Vane Seminar

JULY 1999
PRESS RELEASE

HARAKKA
International Weather Vane Seminar 26 - 30 July 1999

At the end of July an international group of 40 enthusiastic jewellery and metal artists will gather for the Weather Vane Seminar on the nature preserve af Harakka Island, in the heart of the city of Helsinki. The island has proved to be an excellent site for people from all over the world, to be a part of nature while working together with fresh ideas, inspired by the sea an the wind, the forces of nature. And the seminar leader, metal artist Matti Mattsson, once one of the rare inhabitants of this island, has always made the seminars work in an unforgettable way.

The Lahti Polytechnic - Institute of Design, Further Education and Auria made it possible for Matti Mattsson (in the picture) and his "crew" to realise his idea, gathering people from around the world to work with free media, including the light of the sun and this year also the full moon. Matti Mattsson gathered experts and friends from Helsinki, the Lahti Polytechnic and the University of Lappland, as well as the East Karelian Polytechnic, Adult Education in Järvenpää and Vihti School of Arts and Design, to make this seminar an event for all the participants. Further to the seminar a travelling jewellery exhibition will be organised to start in Helsinki in the summer of 2000.

Jewellery- and metal artists, teacher and students from 12 different countries have the rare opportunity to experience the Finnish anchipelago in the very centre of Helsinki. In a few minutes a ferry will take the participants over to the island ond the five-day journey can begin. Five days and nights of enjoyable creation in the open air, in an environment hard to describe but unique to spend time in, work, live and share the good abundant energies of the island. Welcome!

 
Weather Vane Seminar
Tuuliviiri-seminaari
IN GENERAL
Yleisesti
PROGRAM
Ohjelma
PARTICIPANTS
Osallistujat
NEWS
Uutisia, runoja
EXHIBITION TOUR
Näyttelykiertue
GONE WITH THE WIND
Tuulen viemää

LAHTI POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE OF DESIGN

Weather Vane Seminar
Tuuliviiri-seminaari
IN GENERAL
Yleisesti
PROGRAM
Ohjelma
PARTICIPANTS
Osallistujat
NEWS
Uutisia, runoja
EXHIBITION TOUR
Näyttelykiertue
GONE WITH THE WIND
Tuulen viemää

LAHTI POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE OF DESIGN



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