Turku University of Applied Science School of Fine Arts class of 1996–2000

18th July – 10th August 2014


Antero kutsukortti-1valmisThe exhibition ANTERO by Turun Piirustuskoulu’s class of 1996 – 2000 at Galleria Å is a homage to our drawing teacher, Antero Paavola. In the middle of Turun Piirustuskoulu’s metamorphosis into a part of Turku University of Applied Sciences, Antero was one of the things that remained. He brought stability to us, and was a teacher to trust in and to whose presence we could always rely on.

ANTERO is an unlimited collage of works that tell about a multitude of competencies in arts and culture. Artist, sculptor, painter, or designer – these titles would be too limiting for this group of professionals of several fields. The exhibition space is filled with diverse materials and techniques. The integrative factors are the sheer joy of making and doing, and more than a decade of working in arts and culture.

ANTERO is not “just a summer exhibition.” It is a reminder of the importance of funding of fine art teaching in Finland. Turku University of Applied Sciences School of Fine Arts has provided an important step forward to each one of us. Teaching was of high quality and very intriguing. We studied a field that forms the backbone of today’s culture. The next Gallen-Kallelas and Schjerfbecks are being educated right now. The art school has become an institution in Finland, and its funding should not be cut.

The artists of ANTERO are Alli Alho, Mari Erävaara, Paavo Halonen, Jenni Hämäläinen, Marikka Kiirikoff, Jussi Lepistö, Outi Puro, Varpu Rantala, Oona Tikkaoja, Katja Vartiainen, Paula Vierikko, Mirimari Väyrynen, and Markus Åström.

Welcome to the opening on Thursday 17th of July 2014 at 6-8 pm and to meet the artists on 10th of August at 2pm!


Opening 17.7.


Opening 17.7.


Jussi Lepistö: Viimeinen torjuntavoitto, 2014


Varpu Rantala: The place where I imagined a film scene took place