Viinistu Art Museum and residence organised within the Project „Areas of Inspiration“ art workshops that took place in Lahemaa National Park villages, Viinistu Art Museum and residence. During five days between 14. and 18. of August, following events took place in Viinistu:

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1.International Art Plein-Air „Genius Loci. Lahemaa. Viinistu“. Curator Signe Kivi

The aim of the plein-air was to depict the beauty of the nature, people, life. During these days artists distanced themselves from everyday fuzz and captured the spirit of Viinistu and Pärispea villages, Mohni island with the pencil and brush. Evening talks were open to the general public. On Friday, 18th of August, there was an opening of painting exhibition with the works done during the Art workshops.

The group consisted of 15 different art professionals and related people from Estonia and other  European countries, amongst them Tiit Pääsuke, Heikki Paakanen, Signe Kivi, Egils Rozenbergs, Anna Litvinova, Aleksei Shebolaev, Lylian Meister, Emil Urbel, Mariia Antoniak, Yulia Yegorova, Jan Botek, Jiří Miškeřík, Toivo Raidmets, Jaan Manitski, Raido Roostalu.

On Mondayartists did their first scetches, some artists went to Mohni island, some stayed in Viinistu village. In the afternoon Emil Urbel, Toivo Raidmets and Jaan Manitski introduced Viinistu Art residence and the collection. On Tuesday artists continued Works sketching Viinistu villagers. For some there was an opportunity to capture the spirit of Altja village, Vanaküla village, Pärispea. On Wednesday the work continued in Viinistu and Mohni island. There was a possibility to communicate with villagers of Muuksi village, Uuri village. In the afternoon of Wednesday there was a possibility to visit some coastal villages of Lahemaa and Karepa art residence. On Thursday artists could go to Mohni island. On Friday there was an official opening of exhibition of art Works.

During these days approximately 50 art works were created by painters, some of them signed. Art coordinators have chosen 1-2 works from each artist for art exhibition.

2.International Art Project „Genius Loci. Viinistu“ for Sculpture and Land Art. Curators Teet Veispak and Otso Kantokorpi.

The aim of the art event was to capture the spirit of Northern Estonian coastal village Viinistu and to express it in their familiar art language, be it sculpture, land art, installation. The workshop finalized with the Art Performance for the wider public, called „Genius Loci“.

In this Art Event 15 artists and related persons from Estonia and other European countries took part, among them Jaan Toomik, Paul Rodgers, Art Allmägi, Jüri Ojaver, Matti Peltokangas, Pekka Nevalainen, Antti Keitilä, Anssi Asitonni, Tuuli Saarekas, Karol Piovarcsy, Teet Veispak, Sirpo Vijanen, Seppo Siitsala, Hedi Kard, Tiia Piikmann.

On Monday artists started their first work, some artists went to Mohni island, some stayed in Viinistu village. In the afternoon Emil Urbel, Toivo Raidmets and Jaan Manitski introduced Viinistu Art residence and the collection. On Tuesday artists continued sculpture Works in Viinistu. For some there was an opportunity to capture the spirit of Altja village, Vanaküla village, Pärispea. On Wednesday the work continued in Viinistu and Mohni. There was a  possibility to communicate with villagers of Muuksi village, Uuri village. In the afternoon of Wednesday there was a possibility to visit some coastal villages of Lahemaa and Karepa art residence. On Thursday artists could visit Mohni island. On Friday there was an official opening of exhibition of art Works and sculpture performance.

International sculptors and participants had more ephemeral sculpture works. Some had art performances. Finnish sculptors had 3 works specifically related to Viinistu place and time: Tuuli Saarekas „Waste station“, Pekka Nevalainen „Love is all“, Antti Keitilä „Lutsukivid“. Estonian sculptors made their works on the coast of Viinistu: Art Allmägi „Waiting for the White Ship“, Jaan Toomik „Monument for a drowned fisherman“, Jüri Ojaver „You may look“, Paul Rodgers „Directive 2004/83/EC“

3.International Photo expedition „Genius Loci. Viinistu. Lahemaa“for professional photographers and related people. Curator Toomas Tuul.

The aim of the expedition was to capture the spirit of Lahemaa – its nature, people,village life – through the lens. Every photographer had his/her own unique point of view, concept to do that. During the days everyone moved around in different places of Lahemaa, together with local people. On Monday there was a public event, where photographers presented themselves, their works and their personal approach in Lahemaa.  During these days in the villges several photography workshops were held. Each photographer gave 2 art works for the exhibition. Toomas Tuul made photos of the workshops and art works.

The group consisted of 15 professional photographers and related people from Estonia and Europe, among them Tõnu Noorits, Kaupo Kikkas, Urmas Tartes, Arne Ader, Kaido Haagen, Heiko Kruusi, Andres Toodo, Kaari Saarma, Ingmar Muusikus, Toomas Tuul, Jarek Jõepera, Vít Hrdoušek, Ave Paulus, Eve Kask, Ere Uibo.

Every photographer had his/her own interest and different villages were visited, were workshops with locals were done. On Monday group of photographers had  the possibility to conduct workshops in Käsmu and Kolga villages. In the afternoon Emil Urbel, Toivo Raidmets and Jaan Manitski introduced Viinistu Art residence and the collection. On Monday evening Photography workshops were done for locals, masters were introducing their works. Exhibition of Tõnu Noorits´ art works was opened. On Tuesday photographers continued workshops all over Lahemaa villages. For some there was an opportunity to capture the spirit of Altja village, Vanaküla village, Pärispea. Group of photographers had a possibility to conduct workshops in Sagadi and Karepa villages. On Wednesday the work continued in Viinistu and Mohni. There was open possibility to communicate with villagers of Muuksi village, Uuri village. Group of photographers had possibility to conduct workshops with the boat on Mohni island waters and Käsmu village waters. In the afternoon of Wednesday there was a possibility to visit some coastal villages of Lahemaa and Karepa art residence. On Thursday artists could go to Mohni island. Group of photographers had possibility to go and make workshops in Vihula, Sagadi, Võhma, Muike, Palmse and Viitna villages. On Friday there was an official opening of exhibition of art works that was photographed by professionals.

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