Aira Samulin, known as a dance teacher and entrepreneur, had to sell her plot in Oravi in the summer.
With that game movement, Aira was able to save Hyrsylä's bend due to the corona crisis, at least for a while.
The Hyrsylä bend is a tourist destination north of Lohja.
There is a Karelian log castle on site, where Aira tells visitors about her life and offers cinnamon buns and coffee from rose cups.
However, the sale of the plot was not enough.
The operation of the Hyrsylä bend is still in danger.
That’s why Aira put up for sale its vast art collection.
The paintings are on sale at the Bukowski auction.
The collection includes works by six different artists, of which Paul Allik's works are particularly represented.
In addition, the ensemble includes works by Peeter Mudist, Sirje Protsin-Petersen, Andrus Kasema and Lola Makarova.
Aira acquired the collection in 1988 in connection with the joint fashion show and fashion competition of the Soviet states held in Tallinn, where Aira himself acted as the choreographer of the show.
- It's quite a story, Aira laughs on the phone.
- I did choreograph the event and Ekku Peltomäki made the lights.
The whole thing was televised and seen by more than 200 million people.
When it came time to pay the premium, there was a sneakhouse ahead.
You lived, you see, ruble time.
- He didn't do anything with the ruble.
It was a big investment for us.
Eku's technology alone was worth FIM 150,000.
There are almost 30 paintings. We and Eku then chartered them to Finland and took them to the Hyrsylä bend.
There they have always been on display at times.
I always have changing shows there.
Aira’s favorite is Edgar Valter, who, in addition to his paintings, was known for his illustrations and caricatures, which he wrote for several books and magazines.
The Pokut created by Valter is a story about the gentle friends of a man living in the forest.
- It's such a wonderfully wonderful work of art.
It would fit well even in a children’s hospital, Aira suggests.
The other owner of the collection, lighting artist Peltomäki, now lives in Bali.
- It was agreed with Eku that the return would be halved.
And my part goes to Hyrsylä's bend.
Hyrsylä’s bend has experienced tough because its main sources of income are bus tour operators and older generations, who have to exercise special caution during the corona.
- It all ended the moment the virus came.
Everything was canceled then.
All summer tourist season and all performances.
It was a 100 percent stagnation, Samulin updates.
According to the entrepreneur, it is not profitable to keep the Hyrsylä bend open in an emergency, as it is located in the middle of the forest away from the settlement.
- No one lives there, and there are no passers-by.
They come there on purpose from somewhere far away, Samulin says.
How much do you think you get from paintings?
- I can't think at all.
I have been a couple of times followed by mass Huutokauppakeisaria.
What I have seen it, so there are a lot of paintings.
My paintings are great, but I never know.
But now it’s a fair game: all out but.
Aira’s spring went completely on crown terms.
- I was quarantined for four and a half months on the Boulevard.
I met people from the balcony.
"Hey Aira, I'm down here, come to the balcony."
I wanted my family to be carefree.
However, I am 93 years old.
I wanted to be an example that Korona should take seriously.
- I moved a couple of months ago Hyrsylä bend and I have been there all the time.
The variation of the everyday life is brought about by the Dancing with the Stars competition, of which Aira is a standard audience.
- I always come to an RTD event on Sunday.
The city has to go when the office is on the Boulevard.
The next day I travel back to Hyrsylä again.
Let’s see what happens when winter comes.