Sirkka Könönen qualified as a textile artist from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1979 after which the world of knits swept her up.
Exceptions in the opening hours of various services offered in the City of Jyväskylä during Christmas and new year 2019-2020 have been summarized t
Based on the proposals the City of Jyväskylä Sport services will award for instance a coach, instructor, active mover, volunteer, sport club or acc
According to FOC, the project will improve athletes’ daily training conditions and dual career opportunities in Jyväskylä, one of the six nationall
Matti Nykänen (1963–2019) was born and raised in Jyväskylä.
Creating a make-up of the Pennywise -clown from the famous movie "It" by Stephen King is introduced in the video.
The Jyväskylä City Library and the Finnish Schools on the Move initiative have together created a themed collection on the 2nd floor of the Main Li
The joint exhibition of four famous Finnish textile artists Ariadna Donner, Soile Hovila, Aino Kajaniemi and Inka Kivalo in Craft Museum of Finland 4.1.-17.5.2020 brings out the variety of modern tapestries beautifully. The tapestries in the exhibition represent different techniques, approaches and styles according to their artists.
Known for her colourful animal and plant themed knits, textile artist Sirkka Könönen’s (1947-2018) production is on display in the Craft Museum of Finland’s Lobby Gallery 21.12.2019-1.3.2020, in The Colourer of the World – Textile Artist Sirkka Könönen exhibition. Her life was comprehensive as a textile artist, handicraft entrepreneur, and artist, and its abundance is brought out when we step into Sirkka’s colourful, fairy tale world.
1. For everybody’s benefit: remove your swimming costume/trunks and shower before entering the pool. Also wash your hair or wear a swimming cap. If you have long hair, tie it up. Hair ties are available from the life guard if necessary.
2. Shorts must not be used as a swimming costume. Swimming costumes/trunks are available for rent from the cashier!
3. Remove your swimming costume/trunks before entering the sauna. You may wear a towel.
4. Do not run in the pool area!
5. Show due consideration for others and allow them to swim undisturbed.
Welcome to the international Jyväskylä. There several multicultural groups, communities and gatherings in Jyväskylä.
Please find some of these here:
AaltoAlvari Aquatic Centre is the most popular sports venue in the city. AaltoAlvari is originally designed by the famous architect Alvar Aalto. It is a great venue for competitive and recreational swimming and other water activities. In AaltoAlvari one can also enjoy the spa section and join the instructed fitness classes. A specialty in AaltoAlvari is the senior gym, a gym equipped especially for the elderly.
A fresh breeze from France arrives at the Craft Museum of Finland in the autumn 2019 when a group of Normandy artisans, Élan de créateurs, present their works in two exhibitions. 11 artisans from different fields bring such contemporary handcraft and design to the museum as ceramics, textile creations, jewelry, works from recycled materials and art handcraft. The colorful and playful sales exhibitions include traditional techniques as well as inventive new ways of using the materials.
Cultural orienteering on Sunday 8 September 2019
Cultural orienteering is an urban event opening the autumn season where exercise, outdoor activities and culture merge in a charming way. The event is suited for all age groups. You can walk, run, bike or dance from one control point to another - pick your own style! This day of events is organized for the 10th time, it is open for everyone and free of charge. The event is part of the European Heritage Days.
Exhibitions of 2019
Exhibitions of 2019 in the Craft Museum of Finland explore the possibilities of materials and the relationship with nature.
The atmosphere of the exhibition year 2019 in the Craft Museum of Finland is international. Different exhibitions present the possibilities of materials, ponder the future and dive into the Finnish relationship with nature. Ancient handicraft techniques, carefully made works with strong identities as well as humorous objects are seen during the year.
Ville Heimala ∙ Katri-Maria Huhtakallio ∙ Aura Kajas ∙ Tiia Matikainen ∙ Lotta Mattila
We tend to have a great desire to compare our qualities and characteristics with animals. The five sculptors of The Other Nature of Ceramics exhibition bring out their personal relationship with nature and art making as well as tell about their thoughts behind their works. They observe the surrounding nature and interpret it sculpturally through ceramics.
National costumes are made and used by women and men of all ages, including professionals in the field of national costumes as well as individuals who are interested in particular costumes or making handicrafts.