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A Moment with Saints- Spring 2015

Kodvane pyhien keral, or "A Moment with Saints"

Male and female saints in icons
50 Year Anniversary Exhibition of the Kuopio Icon Painting Circle 26th of March to 19th of June 2015

The 50th Anniversary Exhibition of the Kuopio Icon Painting Circle is entitled "Kodvane pyhien keral", which is Karelian for "A Moment with Saints". This exhibition including icon of various male and female saints will be the first temporary exhibition presented in RIISA at the time of the museum's reopening.

The Kodvavne pyhien keral exhibition combines tradition and modern day. Presented next to the historically valuable icons of RIISA's collection are these 20th century icons that continue to play an active role in daily religious practices. Along with the icons of saints, the visitor can view icons depicting feast of the liturgical calendar and a small group of icons of angels, the heavenly messengers.