Printmaking specialists from Finland visited Vilnius


In the Europe Park near Vilnius

The boss of The Jyväskylä Art Museum Jukka Partanen with an artists and staff of culture of central Finland visited Vilnius. It was the first time when my friend, curator of world famous printmaking exhibition “Graphica Creativa” “14th International Print Triennial” – Jukka Partanen has visited Lithuania.


In Trakai, Jukka Partanen – the second from the left

In 1994 I was an Artist in Residency in Jyväskylä, in old Printmaking Workshop, maybe the biggest and most important in Scandinavia. In 1995 we with my wife Roberta have been invited to make the personal exhibitions in the Gallery “Harmonia”. Several times I have visited this beautiful “Jyväskylä Centre for Printmaking” where I started my career as a printmaker, and where were organised many contemporary print exhibitions in the highest level.

This time Jukka and friends has been only 4 days in Vilnius. It was a continuation of our friendship and cooperation, and I hope that our students will go to learn contemporary printmaking technologies in now renamed “Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre” in central Finland, beautiful place with many lakes and forests.