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A group of art students from Yaroslavl visited Jyväskylä in August

Kuva: Varpu AutereA group of students from Yaroslavl, Jyväskylä’s sister city in Russia, visited Jyväskylä on 15–22 August 2017. The group consisted of 11 students aged 11–15 and two teachers from the Canzone Art School. A collabora-tive work of art was revealed during their visit.

The visit was part of a communal art project started in 2016 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jyväsky-lä and Yaroslavl becoming sister cities. The participating schools are the Keski-Palokka, Tikkala and Puistokou-lu schools in Jyväskylä, and the Canzone Art School in Yaroslavl. In 2016, students from the Keski-Palokka and Tikkala schools participated in art projects in Friendship Park in Yaroslavl. This year, students from Yaroslavl participated in an art project at the Sepänaukio school in Jyväskylä. The project will continue at the Keski-Palokka and Puistokoulu schools in autumn 2017.

During the one-week visit, Finnish and Russian students implemented a work of mosaic column art in Sepänaukio, under the supervision of professional artists. The work was revealed on 21 August 2017 as part of the opening ceremony for the Sepänkeidas communal art project.

Fifty years of cooperation

The cities of Jyväskylä and Yaroslavl signed a sister city agreement 51 years ago, in 1966. Jyväskylä was one of the first Finnish towns to set up a sister city relationship with a Soviet city in the 1950s. Today, the coopera-tion between the two towns includes student and teacher exchanges, art exhibitions, artist exchange pro-grammes, and scientific conferences and art camps for children and young people.

14.9.2017Kirsi Kesänen

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