PrintAustin Invitational: Ääripää
Link & Pin Gallery
Feb. 3, 2023 - Mar. 5, 2022
Link & Pin welcomes the PrintAustin Invitational: Ääripää.
February 3 – March 5, 2022, Thursdays-Saturdays 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and by appointment.
Opening Reception Friday, February 4, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Free Admission.
Ääripää showcases works by members of the Turku Printmakers Association, a regional artist organization in Southern Finland. Founded in 1933, their collective operates a member-based community printmaking studio in Raunistula, Turku, as well as Gallery Joella, located along the iconic Aura River. Sixteen artists have been selected to provide a comprehensive sampling of their vibrant creative community. While many of these artists demonstrate expertise in traditional print processes, others utilize innovative approaches through materials and techniques. This exhibition is part of a wider exchange between print communities in Finland and the US; an exhibition of American artists will be featured in Gallery Joella later this year.
The show was coordinated by Texas based artist, Cassie Normandy White, of Corpus Christi. She comes from a printmaking background (BFA from TX State, MFA from Tulane) and teaches foundation art classes at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. She met Minna Lappalainen, (one of the artists and co-organizers of this exhibition) at Gallery Joella while traveling to Finland in 2019.
Featured Artists include Miina Laine, Sanna Horvath, Sirkku Ketola, Laura Tahvanainen, Taru Salonen. Annette Hammaren. Lotta Leka. Katja Syrjä, Katri Ikävalko, Teija Lehto, Annika Dahlsten, Tiina Vainio, Erkki Nampajärvi, Jone Mutka, Minna Maija Lappalainen, and Petra Kallio.