Art show connects Finlandia residents, workers to personal and cultural pride

Finlandia Village hosted its popular annual art show on November 20. Approximately 30 participants took part, and pieces featured included photography, sculpture, painting and stained glass. All the work was created by residents, staff and volunteers at Finlandia Village. 

It's an important part of fostering cultural and personal pride, explained cultural co-ordinator Kristiina Skoberg. This year, Skoberg was able to place a student from Finland at Finlandia Village. Mea Mattila  worked with residents full-time. During the course of her placement, residents created beautiful paintings and collaborative projects that evidence engagement, thoughtfulness and creativity. 

This story has been published by Allana McDougall and on November 22, 2018. To read the full story and view media, including several photos of the art show, please click here.