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TAMARIND'S FINNISH 100TH ANNIVERSARY SAUNA EXPERIENCE

February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 5 - 10 PM | BOW & ARROW BREWING CO. IN ALBUQUERQUE

THE GREAT TAMARIND INSTITUTE FINNISH 100TH ANNIVERSARY SAUNA EXPERIENCE


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This year marks Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence, and to promote the centennial, a group of Finns designed and built a traveling sauna. Celebrations will take place across the United States as this “centennial mascot" travels from city to city during 2017, making a stop in Albuquerque on February 28. In conjunction with Bow & Arrow Brewing Co., Tamarind Institute will host the Traveling Sauna and invites the public to this Finnish Centennial Celebration. Traveling Sauna will take place February 28, 5 – 10 pm at Bow & Arrow Brewing Co., 608 McKnight Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Advance tickets are available through tamarind.unm.edu, or by calling 505.277.3901. Tickets will be available at the door, but ensure your time in the sauna by getting your ticket early. Ticket details are available at tamarind.unm.edu. 

Valpuri and Heidi Pollard in the workshop at Tamarind

The public’s first question might be, “Why Tamarind Institute?” We at Tamarind are very proud of our resident-Finn: Valpuri Remling, Master Printer. And, it is no exaggeration to say, "to know her, is to love her." If you have not had the pleasure of meeting Valpuri, this is the perfect opportunity to come enjoy her keen wit, and take part in this unique celebration. Besides securing Finnish food, music, and guests, Valpuri has created a benefit lithograph specifically for this event; and Tamarind has sweetened the deal by offering memberships in its FABULOUS FRIENDS organization to anyone who gets a ticket to partake of the sauna. Members in Tamarind’s FABULOUS FRIENDS get invitations to exclusive events with visiting artists throughout the year. 

Valpuri Remling, who is nearing her second anniversary at Tamarind Institute, explains the cultural relevance of sauna in this way: "In Finland sauna is such a normal part of one’s life, that you don't value it as a special thing. Don't get me wrong, we value it, but it would be very un-Finn like to admit you had something very special and valuable. It's just a part of everyday life." Sauna she continues does not just give you a deep clean, sauna brings together friends, colleagues and neighbors. The Traveling Sauna is a genuine Finnish sauna, except on wheels. The sauna will travel throughout the United States during 2017, starting in Texas. The public can follow the adventures of the Traveling Sauna online through almost all social media outlets.  To read more about the Traveling Sauna, visit http://www.travelingsauna.com/ or follow Sauna Bus at

   

 

WAYS TO PARTICIPATE FEBRUARY 28



ENTRANCE ONLY
Come enjoy music, snacks, and great conversation with Albuquerque's Finnish community on the patio at Bow & Arrow Brewery. $5 per person

 

AN EVENING OF SAUNA
All the fun of being at the event, 20 minutes in the Sauna (while space is available), and membership in Tamarind's Fabulous Friends. Membership in FABULOUS FRIENDS gets you invitations to Tamarind's exclusive events throughout the year, so that you can keep in touch with our Finnish Master Printer! $50 per couple
 
FULL FINNISH EXPERIENCE
Includes membership in Tamarind’s Fabulous Friends, Entrance for two to the event, 20 minutes in the sauna for two, a limited edition commemorative lithograph by Tamarind’s Finnish Master Printer, Valpuri Remling. This package also includes membership in Tamarind's FABULOUS FRIENDS, insuring you get invitations to Tamarind's exclusive events throughout the year, because we know you want to keep in touch with our Finnish Master Printer! $150 per couple
 

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