Nuutajärvi Glass Village celebrates The United Nations International Year of Glass by organizing an exhibition of new art glass, Lasiaika. 33 artists working in Finland have been selected for the exhibition. With its choices, the jury of the exhibition wants to show the versatility of glass as an art material. For its creator, glass is a demanding material – capricious, rare and expensive. It is therefore noteworthy that despite the challenges, so many have chosen glass as their material.
The Lasiaika exhibition features works by the following artists: Iiro A. Ahokas, Henni Eliala, Slate Grove, Nooa Hietaniemi, Alma Jantunen, Tommi Ketonen, Marika Kinnunen, Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen, Anna-Kaisa Kukkonen-Madi, Teemu Kylvö, Kaappo Lähdesmäki, Reima Maaronen, Camilla Moberg, Markus Mäkinen, Marjut Numminen, Anu Penttinen, Henriikka Pöllänen, Johannes Rantasalo, Katja Rauhamäki, Helmi Remes & Panu Ruotsalo, Kimmo Reinikka, Gina Salaris, Markku Salo, Katariina Sarimo, Saara Sirkeoja, Jenni Sorsa, Sauli Suomela, Jussi Suvela, Lea Swantz, Kirsti Taiviola, Aada Vainio, Heikki Viinikainen and Aino Vilpas.
The exhibition Lasiaika will be held in the Lasimakasiini-building. Nuutajärvi is currently experiencing a significant period, when the culturally and historically valuable village is being renovated. Founded in 1793, Nuutajärvi Glass Village is becoming an even more fascinating place to visit.
The exhibition is organized by Nuutajärvi Gallery Cooperative NuGO. The works in the exhibition have been judged by representatives of NuGO and the Nuutajärvi Glass Village Cultural Foundation. The exhibition is supported by Nuutajärven Pruuki Oy and the Municipality of Urjala.
The United Nations International Year of Glass is celebrated worldwide with various events, exhibitions and festivals. The website www.iyog2022.org has a growing list of events in different countries.