Exhibitions

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     HELENA TYNELL:   Love for Glass - and Light

 

HELENA TYNELL: Love for Glass - and Light

18.5.–28.10.2018

Helena Tynell (1918-2016) became the Riihimäki glassworks’ first permanently employed designer in 1946. Helena Tynell is well known for her engraved art glass. She regarded glass as if it were a living thing. She was interested in art, although practical household glassware was the main focus of her work. When the mouth blowing of glass ended in 1976, the designers’ contracts also ended.

Helena Tynell had pursued two parallel careers. In 1963, she began to design glass lamps for the BEGA Company of Germany and for its glassworks in Limburg. Helena Tynell moved in 1976 to Germany for ten years. Her career was thus international and she was appreciated as a versatile designer both in Finland and abroad.

     JOHANNES RANTASALO - Live in Museum     
  
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JOHANNES RANTASALO - Live in Museum

7.9.–28.10.2018

Johannes Rantasalo’s exhibition Live in Museum marks the 25th anniversary of his career as an artist. The exhibits are mostly recent work, but visitors can also admire selections of Rantasalo’s works from over the years.

The materials of Rantasalo’s works are metal and glass. Their motifs come from the artist’s surrounding and inner world.

   
  
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    ELLA VARVIO: Adventures

ELLA VARVIO: Adventures

7.9.–11.11.2018

The making itself is crucial part of the story of an artwork. Through sketches, material testing and photos from different glass studios, designer Ella Varvio is presenting her explorations with glass art – and opening up the story behind individual art objects.

Varvio has graduated from Aalto University in 2015, and she has specialized in narrative imagery on mouthblown glass, especially using variations of Graal technique. Her first Graal piece was made in a student workshop in Sweden 2011, and ever since she has explored the technique in her artworks, that have been made in different glass studios in Finland and abroad.