Finland

Our guest this morning is Mark Munger,  and he's written the final chapter in his Finnish American trilogy, Kotimaa: Homeland.

Arne Vainio

It seemed to me she was always old. She had long white hair and she tied it in a bun on the top of her head. 

Sirpa Särkijärvi

The Joseph Nease Gallery welcomes a Finnish painter to Duluth this week. Opening on Friday, March 22 is Transcription by Sirpa Särkijärvi.  Her active and fluid style brings her large scale figurative paintings to life.  Driven by human connections to nature and the complexities of the human experience in this stressful modern world, her insights carry great expression.

Ira Salmela

The theme of Finland's 100th birthday is yhdessä, which means "together" in English. And Finns aren't letting a little thing like the five thousand miles separating the home country from the US stand in the way of all kinds of celebrations.

  One is a performance of the Runebergskören BSB, a Swedish-speaking male choir from Porvoo, Finland. And another is the performance of The Reading Room at the Douglas County Historical Society, a play written by Ann Tuomi based on a real-life experience.

Dr. Tuomas Sopanen

Dora Jung may not be a name you know but as a famous Finnish artists and textile designer, Finnish -Americans in Minnesota's may recognize their roots in her work.