Warning: Parameter 2 to wp_hide_post_Public::query_posts_join() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/fs2/23/muufi/public_html/site/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php on line 286

Warning: Parameter 2 to qtranxf_postsFilter() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/fs2/23/muufi/public_html/site/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php on line 286
Artists' Association MUU » MARJA NURMINEN: “VERAND AS A DIAMOND AND OTHER PAINTINGS” 6.8.-29.8.2010
MembersInfo
logo2 logo2 logo2

Main menu:

Search

Arkisto

MARJA NURMINEN: “VERAND AS A DIAMOND AND OTHER PAINTINGS” 6.8.-29.8.2010

“From the Åland Islands I take with me the feeling I have after an early morning swim. I also take the important feeling of no longer wanting to be alone, the importance of meeting new people, openness towards what life brings with it, the feeling of how fun it was to paint, the sun, the sea, the verandas that are like diamonds, the colours, the wild strawberries, and the taste of pecan pie.”

This is what I wrote on a postcard on July 31, 2009, on leaving the Eckerö Post and Customs House after a month’s stay at the artist residence.

Mercedes Urbano-Winquist had given me a blank postcard as a farewell gift, and we were still to dine together at the ÅSS Paviljongen in Mariehamn before I was scheduled to board the ferry to Helsinki.

Mercedes had already put a stamp on it. After I wrote my address on the card, I gave it back to Mercedes and she mailed it to me from Eckerö. Eckerö is a part of the old Mail Road between Stockholm and Turku and it has its own postmark.

When the postcard arrived a few weeks later, I had already forgotten what I had promised to take with me. I attached the postcard on my fridge with a magnet, and during past year I’ve been to Åland more often than I thought I ever would.

To survive the harsh winter we need delightful memories of summer. You are warmly welcome to my summer of joy, delight and deep thought!

Night of the Arts, August 27
During the Night of the Arts festival on Friday, August 27, a panel discussion will be held at the gallery from 5–6pm to answer the question ”What on earth does an artist do at a residence?” The participants are artists Carolus Enckell, Juhana Moisander, Anna Retulainen and Marja Nurminen.

marja_nurminen3