In 2015, the work of local artists is on show, mainly in Talligalleria (Stable Gallery), which is located in the courtyard of Timitra Castle in Lieksa. This exhibition will be open all summer, and its theme is ‘in the light of music’. Throughout summer, chamber music concerts and other musical performances will also be held in connection with art exhibitions. The unique cultural environment and artistic milieu surrounding Lake Pielinen have inspired Finnish artists for over a century; in 2015 anniversary years are being celebrated in tribute not only to Sibelius, but also to the painters Pekka Halonen and Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Along with his artist friends, the master composer often visited the rugged landscapes of Koli in search of inspiration. It is part of the Pielinen Soi festival’s vision to make contemporary art from the Pielinen area accessible to the public. In this way, we wish to create a dialogue between the past and the present of this stunning region, with art as the means.
Sound of Pielinen in english: