Loki and Her Suffering Son, by Jan Manniko. Acrylic. One of the paintings in the "Art from the Kalevala" January 2011 exhibit at the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)
War With Tree Gods, by Jan Manniko. Acrylic.
Pretty Little Birch Left Standing, by Paul Osmak. Acryllic.
"Steadfast old Vainamoinen
Had a sharp ax made;
Then he cut down a big clearing,
Cleared a huge tract.
He felled all the trees, he left one pretty little birch
as a resting place for birds,
as a tree for a cuckoo to call in."
Death and Rebirth, by Paul Osmak. Acrylic.
"Bruin wasn't born on straw,
nor on threshing-house chaff;
There Bruin was born,
honey paws given birth to,
At the moon's,
on the Great Bear's shoulders,
on the seven stars,
let down to earth from there
on a silver chain."
A Farmyard by the Sea, by Paul Osmak. Acrylic.
Nancy Sprague admires a fabric creation by Cynthia Coté.
In My Leaves the Birds Have Rested, by Cynthia Coté. Fabric.
Water Dog, by Cynthia Coté. Fabric.
During the Jan. 29 Closing Reception for "Art from the Kalevala," Christa Walck, chair of the Community Arts Center Board of Directors, admires Aino's Boots ...
Aino's Boots, by Eileen Sundquist. Fur: beaver, fox, mink, goat.
The Seagull, by Joyce Koskenmaki. Oil on linen.
"...Sung his wife into a seagull
Thenceforth round the cliffs to clamour,
Scream upon the rocks in water,
Moan around the jutting headlands,
Struggle with the winds against her..."
Runo 38, 280
During the Jan. 29 reception for "Art from the Kalevala," Susie Kilpela, left, a new Board member for the Copper Country Community Arts Center, chats with Joyce Koskenmaki about her painting, The Seagull, in the Kerredge Gallery.
Chatting with Cynthia Coté, Copper Country Community Arts Center executive director, during the Jan. 29 reception, Peter Van Pelt offers his interpretation of Joyce Koskenmaki's "Seagull" painting.
Kullervo's Dog, by Joyce Koskenmaki. Oil on linen.
Lemminkainen, by Joyce Koskenmaki. Ceramic, cloth, leather.
Sword Play, by Clyde Mikkola. Acrylic.
then lashed out with a blow,
struck the man with his sword,
gave a quick cut with his blade,
He gave one lashing blow...
Outside there were a hundred stakes,
a thousand upright in the farmyard,
heads by the hundred on the stakes..."
Artist Clyde Mikkola discusses his painting Sword Play with artist Phyllis Fredendall, Community Arts Center Board member, during the Jan. 29 reception for "Art from the Kalevala."
Patricia Van Pelt and Steve Albee compare their impressions of Clyde Mikkola's Kalevala painting, Sword Play.
One Bird Too Many, by Jack Oyler. Acrylic.
At the Rompings of the Braidheads, by Jack Oyler. Acrylic.
"Is there room upon this island,
Land enough upon the mainland
As a place for me to play in,
As a field for me to dance on
At the sportings of the virgins,
At the rompings of the braidheads?"
Photographer Eric Munch with his "Art from the Kalevala" photograph, Louhi takes Luna from Her Cradle in the Birch Tree.
Duel of Charms, by Susan Hamilton. Watercolor.
Ilmatar Creates, by Susan Hamilton. Watercolor, pencil, inks.
"So then the mother of the water, virgin of the air [Ilmataar] raised her knee from the sea ... for the goldeneye [duck] as a place for a nest to lay her six golden eggs, the seventh an iron egg ... mother of the water feels burning hot ... suddenly she twitched her knee, the eggs tumbled into the water, cracked into pieces ... The bits were turned into fine things, the lower half of one egg into the earth beneath, the top half of another egg into the heavens above ..."
Aino's Lament, by Susan Hamilton. Watercolor.
Passage, by Bob Dawson. Mixed media.
Mehiläinen Scroll, by Melissa Hronkin. Block print and encaustics on rice paper.
Cynthia Coté, Community Arts Center executive director, visits with Steve and Judy Albee during the Jan. 29 reception for "Art from the Kalevala."