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Kim Simonsson in his studio

First Look: The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

See ASI's new exhibit, The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson, first during the preview party on Friday, April 20.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Event begins at 7:00 p.m.

Step inside the creative world of sculptor Kim Simonsson and discover his fascinating, life-sized, "moss-covered" children, animals and other mysterious characters. Described by Finnish designer Kaj Kalin as the “spirits of dangerous toys,” Simonsson’s work combines a ceramic heritage with the modern trends of eastern Nordic pop culture.

Join the adventure!


6:30 Doors Open

  • 7:00 Welcome (FIKA Café) - Let the Party Begin! Greeting by Kim Simonsson & ASI’s President/CEO, Bruce Karstadt
  • 7:15Diane Jarvi  (FIKA Café) - Finnish singer, songwriter, guitarist and kantele (Finnish folk harp) player .
  • 7:15, 8:15 & 9:15Kelvin Wailey Dance (7:15 - 2nd floor NE Mansion Gallery, 8:15 - 1st Floor Mansion Music Room, 9:15 - NW Mansion Gallery)         Understand the exhibition in new ways through the improvised modern dance moves of Kelvin Wailey.
  • 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30Gallery Conversations with the Artist (Osher Gallery,  Nelson Cultural Center). Hear from the artist, Finnish sculptor Kim Simonsson. 

Here is the FIKA menu for Friday night:

  • Beet Sausage - with red onion relish, carrot puree, radish, watercress ($14)
  • Asparagus Salad  - with avocado, herb goat cheese, pistachio, local greens, pickled ramps ($12)
  • Roasted Tomato Bisque - with red pepper crouton,  smoked paprika oil ($6)
  • Cardamom Almond Cake - with matcha buttercream ($5)

$15 ASI members / $20 non-members


For information, call 612-871-4907

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