Sculptress Eva Ryynänen’s Atelier and Paateri Church

Sculptress Eva Ryynänen’s Atelier and Paateri Church

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Description

The studio, home, gallery-café and chapel of the wood sculptress Eva Ryynänen are situated at Paateri, in the village of Vuonisjärvi, ca. 30 km from the the town centre of Lieksa towards Joensuu. Eva Ryynänen (1915-2001) created ca. 500 fascinating sculptures during her career.

Her biggest single project, the unique Paateri chapel, was completed in the summer of 1991. Paateri has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lieksa.