Transient, Changing, Blooming Snow Patches - Reidar Särestöniemi's Art Exhibition
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Transient, Changing, Blooming Snow Patches - Reidar Särestöniemi's Art Exhibition

In the main exhibition of the Särestöniemi Museum, the lyrical closeness to nature and the artistic expressions of Reidar Särestöniemi (1925-1981) are contemplated, ranging from painting to poetry. The display features an abundance of vibrant artworks.

14.5.2024 | Culture and entertainment

5.12.2023-30.11.2024 Särestöniemi Museum

The exhibition tells not only about the eternal cycle and changing cycles of nature but also about the challenges and victories of life, love, and losses. Everything has its time in the annual cycle of nature; blooming changes to seeds and berries, and to the deathly grip of snow. In spring, leaves blossom again on the trees.

Reidar Särestöniemi depicted the cycle of the seasons in his works in the mountains, on the marshland, and in frost-covered birch forests. He returned to the same themes, yet each time with something new, in Reidar's words, 'uniquely me every time.'

In the titular piece of the exhibition, 'Spring at Palviuoma,' reindeer traverse the marshland where a couple of snow patches are still unmelted. Reidar talked about the snow patches: 'The time of snow patches is, otherwise, an important transitional period with two faces. The patch is that drop of life force that remains unfrozen at zero degrees when everything else freezes. Then it is a negative drop of sorrow and heaviness that still remains when everything opens up, everything becomes clear. Like all things can be 'both-and' things.'

The Särestöniemi Museum is open throughout the year from Tuesday to Saturday, from 12 PM to 6 PM. Ticket sales and the museum shop close an hour before closing. Tickets are €15 / €10, and we also accept the Museum Card.

We recommend arriving at Särestö with time, as the museum area consists of three different building complexes, and there is much more to see on the premises than just the art exhibition.