Tartu Art College and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
joint exhibition SELECTED Gallery Aula at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno, Czech Republic
28. March-28. April 2012

A group of Estonian and Finnish artistst-lecturers from Tartu Art College and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences takes part in the joint exhibition. The long-term relations of cooperation between the two schools have also resulted in strong bonds of friendship between the artists.

We wish to value the role of fine arts in society, underlining the importance of fine arts as a medium that functions over language barriers. 
The role of art-culture and art-studies in a society needs to be proven constantly. On the other hand, traditional fields of art such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, stained glass and tapestry have become marginal. These fields do not exist in a traditional way in many European higher education establishments of art, because the aims and the content of art studies are not standardized. The aim of the exhibition is also to create new networks of art teachers. 
Creative fields based on cultural traditions carry the coherence that enables us to create visual creation able to function in contemporary society.

Sirje Petersen, Aet Ollisaar, Heli Tuksam, Erika Pedak, Jaan Luik, Tuuli Puhvel, Kadri Toom, Juhani Järvinen, Sofia Wilkman