AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry
AREFS art and culture association








 

 

christmas 2016 in gallery studio 23

CHRISTMAS in gallery STUDIO 23 HIIROLA railway station

November 22 - December 23 2016
arts and crafts in Christmas atmosphere


tipi as part of the exhibition ART STEPS FROM PAST TO FUTURE

impression of the opening and exhibition
ART STEPS FROM PAST TO FUTURE
in gallery STUDIO 23 in Hiirola

the exhibition is open until October 31 on Saturday and Sunday from 12-16 and after appointment


review savon-radan päivä

review SAVON-RADAN päivä Hiirola 1.10.2016


exhibition art steps

EXHIBITION ART STEPS FROM PAST TO FUTURE 1. - 31.10.2016

art works by children Rämälä school.

 


schedule train day

schedule SAVON-RADAN päivä 1.10.2016


detail tipi

ART STEPS FROM PAST TO FUTURE - A TIPI AS HOME

a transportable living place made by children of 1st and 2nd class Rämälä school


kalvitsa railway track

2016 SAVON-RADAN päivä - 1.10.2016

annual railway day along the savo rail, events at railway stations Haukivuori, Kalvitsa, Hiirola, Mikkeli, Otava


open doors during the Konstrundan on September 3 and 4 2016

2016 KONSTRUNDAN MIKKELI-VUOLINKO-HIIROLA
3.-4. 9 2016

open doors at different studios in the region of Mikkeli



painting on paper-mache

2016 international youth eco-art camp Vehmaskylä

in the nature environment of Vehmaskylä youngsters experiencing the meaning of nature in their life.


art balloon - image inna kopotava

2016 international youth art camp Vehmaskylä

young people experience the language of art to understand the past and to enter the future

 

art steps from past to future

2016 ART STEPS FROM PAST TO FUTURE

an art program to discover the importance of history and past in relation to the future

2016 concert at Selänpää railway station 3.6.2016

Waltteri Torikka, baritoni ja Timo Riihonen, basso

2016 article about the Savo railway in Länsi-Savo

Markku Soivanen steam train at Kalvitsa

2016 steam train on Saturday February 6

steam train stops at railway stations along SAVON-RATA


exhibition marjaana valve

ELÄMÄ ON MUKAVAA - LIFE IS A COMFY THING

STUDIO 23: exhibition digital drawings by Marjaana Valve - 9.1. - 14.2.2016

2015 in review

Report about the activities of AREFS during 2015

happy new year

HAPPY NEW YEAR - HYVÄÄ UUTTA VUOTTA

AREFS wishes you a creative and wonderful 2016


christmas with a heart

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 23 6.11-20.12.2015

surprising presentation with art and gifts in gallery STUDIO 23.

PREMIERE - ARTISTS in STUDIO 23

15 artists are exhibiting in the new gallery at the railway station of Hiirola. From 1.-31.-10.2015

SAVON-RADAN päivä 3.10.2015 train schedule, programs and impressions

Lättähattu - Haukivuori-Kalvitsa-Hiirola-Mikkeli-Otava

SOLD: railway station Haukivuori 

The railway station in Haukivuori is built in 1889 and an object with lots of possibilities in the center of the village.

MAGIC AND MYSTERY OF NATURE - ART YOUTH CAMP - 8-17. 6. 2015 - VEHMÄSKYLÄ

The art camp invites youth (aged 10-17) to enter the landscape in Vehmaskylä (Mikkeli) to go into a world of hidden treasures.

Художественный лагерь приглашает молодежь 10-17 лет познакомиться с природой местечка Vehmaskylä (Миккели, Финляндия), войти в мир скрытых тайн.

NATURALLY ART - SYMPOSIUM ART EDUCATION FOR TEACHERS 2015

The third week of May an one week symposium about art education organized by AREFS.
Different workshops in the primary school in Rämälä, the art museum, studio Wäkewä and child art school in Mikkeli, art and teaching experiences in Savonlinna, POAM sculpture Park in Kanganiemi.

Hiirola - homage to Knut Nylander - acrylic paints by Marja de Jong

HIIROLA - HOMAGE TO KNUT NYLANDER

A series of acrylic paintings about the Oulun Radan, the railway station, design of Knut Nylander by the artist Marja de Jong. She works and lives in the old railway station of Hiirola.
This series will be part of a special campaign to create a budget from which the arts program in rural schools can continue.
Also, the proceeds will benefit the creation of a digital curriculum on the Internet.

HAPPY NEW YEAR - HYVÄÄ UUTTA VUOTTA

AREFS wishes you a wonderful and colorful 2015

2014 in review

Report about the activities of AREFS during 2014

FOR SALE: railway station Haukivuori

The railway station in Haukivuori is built in 1889 and an object with lots of possibilities in the center of the village.

SAVON-RADAN PÄIVÄ impressions of the event

Impressions of the successful event at the railway stations of Haukivuori, Kalvitsa, Hiirola, Mikkeli and Otava.

SAVON-RADAN train schedule on Saturday 4.10.2014

On Saturday 4.10.2014 the old timer train Lättähattu will drive between Haukivuori and Otava. On different stations are various activities.

SAVON-RADAN ryhmä - SAVON-RATA 125-year - celebration  4.10.2014

In 1889 the first train was passing the different station along the SAVO-line.  In 2014 this will be celebrated with different event during spring, summer and autumn. On different railway station the group is preparing activities fitting to the new content of the stations.
The celebration will take place at Haukivuori, Kalvitsa, Hiirola, Mikkeli (Mannerheim Saloon Wagon) and Otava with the old-timer train Lättähattu, old-timer busses, presentations of local products, special food experiences, activities for children, and music performances.

FIRST INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CAMP AT VEHMASKYLÄ

Results of the youth camp at Vehmaskylä, which took place in August 2014.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ART CAMP 2014

In the rural village Vehmaskylä youth can stay, play and create art in an inviting nature environment.

PUBLICATION TÄMÄ ON MINUN TAKAPIHANI - THIS IS MY BACKYARD

AREFS is planning to produce a new volume in the series about rural environment and its meaning for children.

2014 - NEW EXPERIENCES IN ART AND CREATIVITY

The board of AREFS wishes you a wonderful 2014 and invites members, friends and supporters of AREFS to the New Year party in the Railway Station in Hiirola on Saturday January 11 from 15-20.

RESTAURANT DAY at the old school of Vehmaskylä - 17.05.2014

Enjoy the party at the old school in Vehmaskylä with Russian and Finnish salad buffet, crafts and lea market and meet nice people from the region.
You are welcome, please make a reservation.

2013 in review

Report about the (art) activities of AREFS taide a kulttuuri ry.

museum visit by children class 0-1-2 Hiirola and Rämälä

On Friday November 22 children of the schools in Hiirola and Rämälä will visit the inspiring exhibition Animals – Kuvataiteen eläimiä.

Helsinkiin Ateneumin taidemuseoon lauantaina 26.10.2013

AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry. järjestää matkan Helsinkiin Ateneumin taidemuseoon lauantaina 26.10.2013.
Hinta 48 €/hlö sisältäen bussikuljetuksen Mikkeli-Helsinki-Mikkeli, pääsylipun ja opastetun kierroksen JÄRVEN LUMO Tuusulanjärven taiteilijayhteisö –näyttelyyn.

Sitovat ilmoittautumiset 24.10.2013 klo 16:een mennessä p. (015) 194 2420 tai matti.karttunen@mikkeli.fi. Retki maksetaan bussissa.
Matka toteutuu mikäli ilmoittautuneita on vähintään 20. Lähtö klo 8.00 Maaherrankadun tilauspysäkiltä Hallitustorilta.
Paluu n. klo 19.00.

OPEN DOORS - HIIROLA RAILWAY STATION - 5.10.2013 - 10-15

On Saturday October 5th 2013 it is Kalvitsan päivä and an old train is going from Haukivuori to Mikkeli vv. This train will stop at Hiirola 4 times that day. From 10 to 15 people are welcome to visit the old railway station and to see what kind of activities are developing.
We will serve coffee, have a lottery, inform about our project THIS IS MY BACKYARD and introduce art and culture association AREFS.
Click on this link to get more information about the OPEN DOORS in Hiirola railway station.

TransCultural Exchange CONFERENCE - BOSTON 10.-13.10.2013

The 4th international Artist-in Residence Conference in Boston MA USA is from Thursday October 10th until Sunday October 13th 2013.
AREFS AiR THE NEXT STATION and ART & TECHNOLOGY program are part of presentations.
Marja de Jong represents AREFS in this conference and is also invited by TransCultural Exchange to participate in portfolio views for artists.
See more about the conference on the website of TransCultural Exchange.

TÄMÄ ON MINUN TAKAPIHANI - THIS IS MY BACKYARD

A new art and art education program initiated by AREFS.
TÄMÄ ON MINUN TAKAPIHANI - THIS IS MY BACKYARD is a challenging art and poetry program for children to explore and express, in collaboration with parents, their nature, landscape and environment. Through art and poetry children explore new forms of expression. They experience interaction between art and nature and develop their creative and language skills in a challenging ambiance.
The project is awarded by Etelä-Savon kulttuurirahasto and will start in summer 2013.

NEW ART PROGRAMS FOR ARTISTS

AREFS is developing new and challenging art programs for artists from Finland and abroad. The expertise and network built up in art centre Saksala ArtRadius is the base of the new strategy in AREFS art and culture center. The cooperation with international art organizations and local/regional communities creates new forms of communication and exchange.

AiR - THE NEXT STATION

AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry is developing the artist-in-residence program THE NEXT STATION in Hiirola, in which artists can participate in the art education project THIS IS OUR NATURE and THIS IS MY BACKYARD in the schools in Haukivuori, Rämälä and Hiirola and is cooperating with the municipality of Olofström (Sweden) in the international art project ART & TECHNOLOGY.

MEMBER OF AREFS

AREFS invites you to participate in their program.
It will be a great pleasure to get you in our circle as a contributor to our art and art education programs.
As a reward for your commitment the book TÄMÄ ON MEIDÄN LUONTOMME - THIS IS OUR NATURE will be for you for free.
More about this special action, see our webpage about special offers.

TÄMÄ ON MEIDÄN LUONTOMME - THIS IS OUR NATURE

AREFS has published the book TÄMÄ ON MEIDÄN LUONTOMME - THIS IS OUR NATURE.
ISBN 978-952-93-1278-8

Finnish landscape through the eye of young children, youth and international artists. The art education programs THIS IS OUR NATURE and THIS IS MY BACKYARD are challenging children to express their connection with landscape and nature in rural Finland.

The BLURB version on the internet is available:


 

The printed version is ready, this can be ordered by info@arefs.org

OOn November 10 the book is introduced in Suomalainen Kirjakauppa, Stella shopping mall, Mikkeli.
From November 14 until December 1 2012 art works are exhibited in the main library of Mikkeli.
On December 1 the book is presented on the Christmas Fair in Haukihalli Haukivuori.


AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry (art and culture association) has started in autumn 2008 and is located in the old railway station in Hiirola.
It is a non-profit association which has a Board. The association organizes and supports art and culture projects, events and activities whereby for each project an appropriate organizational form is determined.
The audiences AREFS is focused on are local society, artists, education, visitors.

The not for profit association is an important contributor to the cultural development of the rural region of Etelä-Savo. Their initiatives are future oriented culture, art and education programs which activate the spirit of the society. These programs contribute to the self awareness of the local rural community.

After the reorganization AREFS will start a new artist-in-residence program THE NEXT STATION.. The association already carried out art education programs in local schools, art events and festivals with the local communities. The association cooperates with the Dutch Foundation AllaprimA and different other (international) organizations.

The association does not own real property. If necessary, space and facilities required by the association can be acquired or rented.


AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry elävöittää ja aktivoi Haukivuoren ja lähialueen asukkaiden kulttuuriharrastusta.

Yhdistyksen tarkoituksena on edistää ja kehittää paikallisesti taiteen ja kulttuurin harrastusta ja taidekasvatusta Mikkelin alueella luoden myös kansainvälisiä yhteyksiä.


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Arts Council Finland
Mikkeli City
Etelä-Savon Kulttuurirahasto
THE NEXT STATION
TransCultural Exchange
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