The Mary C will present an exhibition by Finnish artist, Osmo Visuri, A Cool Day in Summer, May 25 – August 26, 2017. This is the year of the Centennial of Finnish independence – and the exhibition will provide information about Finland as well.
Mr. Visuri (1927 – 2013) was a painter, photographer, film maker, author, university professor and world traveler. He travelled extensively in the Middle East and published several books on Israel when the state was being established after WWII. He was one of the pioneers of TV in Finland and the use of TV in teaching, especially in the developing countries. He served as Head of Documentary Programs for Finnish National Television and as the Head of the Department of Television and Film at the University of Helsinki until his retirement, after which he continued teaching in his own water colour academy in Italy. He was recipient of the Knight of the Order of the White Rose of Finland, and of the distinguished Kalevala cultural medal. Visuri’s son, Niko and his family are coming from Finland to be at the opening reception, May 25, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, and will bring other artwork to be included in the show. Annina Aalto, Cultural Counselor from the Embassy of Finland in Washington, DC will also attend the opening, and Mayor Connie Moran will present the welcome.
Day/Date: Thursday, May 25th
Price: Free (Donations Appreciated)
Niko will be speak to Rotary on May 24
We would like to say a special thank you to Gulf Hills Hotel for all their support!