Osmo Visuri, A Cool Day in Summer

Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

1600 Government Street, Duckett Gallery

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: (228) 818-2878

An exhibition by Finnish artist, Osmo Visuri, A Cool Day in Summer, May 25 – August 26, 2017.  This is  the year of the Centennial of Finnish independence – and the exhibition will provide information about Finland as well.

Mr. Visuri (1927 – 2013) was a painter, photographer, film maker, author, university professor and world traveler. He travelled extensively in the Middle East and published several books on Israel when the state was being established after WWII. He was one of the pioneers of TV in Finland and the use of TV in teaching, especially in the developing countries. He served as Head of Documentary Programs for Finnish National Television and as the Head of the Department of Television and Film at the University of Helsinki until his retirement, after which he continued teaching in his own water colour academy in Italy. He was recipient of the Knight of the Order of the White Rose of Finland, and of the distinguished Kalevala cultural medal.

Facility Info
  • Description The Trent Lott Performing Arts Theatre is available for performances and meetings. With 393 seats, the Theatre accommodates concerts, plays, musicals, recitals and town meetings. The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center also offers seven other rooms throughout the center for workshops or gatherings! The Duckett Gallery, Paper Mache Room, HOSA Room, Performing Arts Room, VA Room, Pottery Studio, and Woodcarving Room are available for your meeting needs. Call for details & rental fees!