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Finnish Artist's "Four Seasons" Exhibition in Malaysia

Ambassador of Finland, HE Lauri Korpinen explaining the works of Lasse Kempas to Deputy Minister Dato' Wong

The artwork of Lasse Kempas, a contemporary Finnish painter working in watercolor and gouache whose subject is nature and the changing seasons, was exhibited in Malaysia from September 24 to October 1, 2006. The Embassy of Finland and Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) organized the exhibition, which has also toured Singapore and Jakarta. Dato' Wong Kam Hoong, deputy minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, who officially opened the exhibit, said that culture has always been an appropriate medium to create friendships, more so between countries, creating bridges for further interactions.

Ambassador of Finland, HE Lauri Korpinen, attending the official opening of the exhibition, said he was convinced this kind of interaction between nations increases knowledge and understanding among peoples thereby strengthening peace in the world. In his remarks, SGM Deputy President Liu Cheng Choong mentioned each individual's responsibility to appreciate, value and preserve nature. He also welcomed the exhibition as another opportunity for Malaysians to strengthen the bridge of friendship with Finland.

[Adapted from an article in the December 2006 issue of Cosmic, Soka Gakkai Malaysia]