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TARU Newsletter for members, May 2007
Greetings once again to all artists

TARU's external activities have now come to an end. However, the producers will continue to work until the end of June, but due to holidays and reporting obligations, we are not able to counsel you personally anymore.
Here are some last-minute news:

Updating of information online. If you have upcoming projects or want to update your information on the TARU Web site, until the mid of June you can send information directly to Mikael Ahlfors, who is in charge of the TARU Web site, We will start a new Profolio-artist register later this year. We will inform you about the change in Autumn.

TARUtalli galleryThe activities of the TARUtalli gallery will come to an end with Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo's exhibition 'Pretty Cripple'. The exhibition's opening will be held on Thursday, 31 May, at 6-8pm, and the exhibition will be open to the public on 1.-21 June at 11-6 pm. You are welcome to attend the opening!

TaruGLOBALespa
In the last week of June, our immigrant musicians take over the outdoor stage of Esplanadi in what we are calling the TaruGLOBALespa event. The performers and times are as follows:

Mon., 25 June 4:30pm Senfi
Tues., 26 June 4:30pm ZeroDrama
Wed., 27 June 4:30pm Ramon Maronier
Thurs., 28 June 4:30pm Shankara
Fri., 29 June 4:30pm Buenos Aires Project
Sat., 30 June 12pm Wabanag band; 2pm AladinDreams; 4pm Ayekooto

Galleria K
Galleria K's activities, which are supported by TARU, will also continue after our project has ended. At the moment, the gallery is hosting Aki Månsson's exhibition (4-31 May). In the future, you will be able to obtain information about the exhibitions of Galleria K at the Kynnys ry Web site, www.kynnys.fi.

There is an ongoing exhibition search at Galleria K. Apply for exhibition time! Galleria K's address is Siltasaarenkatu 4, and it is open Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm. For further information, please email

Seminar - art centre
TARU held a closing seminar on 25 May in BioRex. The seminar briefly addressed TARU's activities, experiences of the status of artists in Finland that were gathered during the project, and plans for the future. The seminar was attended by about 50 guests. The people at TARU will do their best to contribute to the establishment of a permanent art centre in Finland. The art centre would provide personal production-related counselling for artists and would give general assistance with, for example, applications, marketing, and PR. We will notify you at the end of the year as to how the project has turned out.

Many thanks to all of you for the past years. We hope to see you again!

Best regards : The folks at TARU