Coffee Art® Exhibition at the Sisu Café
Today, the Coffee Artists™ celebrated their latest Coffee Art® opening at the Sisu Café in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since the Sisu Café is a Finnish-themed coffee & tea house, Angel and Andy exhibited some of their Finnish related creations.
Angel and Coffee Art® Exhibition at the Sisu Café
Pride in Coffee
This is the symbol for Finland, but with a slight modification. Instead of the sword in the hand of the lion, a cup of coffee is there instead. This is to show that Finland is rated the number one country in the world for coffee consumption. That is what the Coffee Artists like about the Finnish people, they are very proud of who they are and what they can accomplish.
Ilmarinen’s Journey to the Northland
This painting is inspired by the Kalevala. Vainamoinen tricks his brother, Ilmarinen, and sends him to the Northland to forge the magic Sampo.
“Now the storm-wind quickly darkens, Quickly piles the air together,
Makes of air a sailing vessel,
Takes the blacksmith, Ilmarinen, Fleetly from the fir-tree branches,
Toward the never-pleasant Northland, Toward the dismal Sariola.
Through the air sailed Ilmarinen,
Fast and far the hero travelled,
Sweeping onward, sailing northward,
Riding in the track of storm-winds,
O’er the Moon, beneath the sunshine,
On the broad back of the Great Bear,
Till he neared Pohyola’s woodlands”
This painting is inspired by a story in the Kalevala. On his journey to the north country, Lemminkainen encounters his first obstacle. Before him, he finds,
“a stream along the road,
Stream of fire of wondrous beauty, In the stream a mighty fire-spout,
In the spout a rock uprising,
On the rock a fiery hillock,
On the top a flaming eagle,
And his crooked beak he sharpens,
Sharpens too his bloody talons,
For the coming of the stranger,
For the people that approach him.”
These fragile blossoms bring with them a delightful fragrance signaling that summer has arrived.
Angel, Gidget, Andy and Angela at Sisu Café Coffee Art® Exhibition
Angel with relatives at Sisu Café Coffee Art® Exhibition