What: ArtScene 2023
"FIKA - IT’S MORE THAN COFFEE & COOKIES"
When: Friday, April 21st 5:00 to 9:00pm
Saturday, April 22nd 4:00 to 9:00pm
Sunday, April 23rd 1:00 to 3:00pm
FIKA & Meet the Artists
Who: Members, friends, artists and special guests
Where: Nordic Cultural Center – Haight Village
327 S. 3rd Street, Rockford, Illinois
Featuring: Celebration all about fika - cultural treasure and social ritual
*fika: made in Sweden, brand new book
*Artists specializing in Nordic crafts and artwork
*Baking special treats (hands on)
*Ways to fika in nature
*Family photos of Fika
*Full fika on Sunday, April 23
* Free seed packets & maps from Winnebago County Forest Preserve
Sponsored by the Swedish Historical Society and Rockford Area Arts Council
For more information on all the venues, visit:
Olle Wästberg's Nyheter (Svenska)
“Fika” också I USA
Dessutom kom för fyra år sedan boken ”Fika – made in Sweden” av Stina Almroth, doktor i filosofi från Cornell University. I boken har jag skrivit förordet. Boken handlar om fikats speciella roll i Sverige, t ex när talmannen bjöd alla partiledare på fika under regeringsbildningen 2018.
Den 23 april ordnar organisationen Swedish Historical Society ett möte med temat: ”Fika – it’s more than coffee & cookies.” Det sker på Nordic Cultural Center i Rockford i delstaten Illinois.
IN HONOR OF FIKA
“Fika” has a long history in Scandinavia. It continues with strong traditions in Rockford. Now the Swedish Historical Society would like to celebrate this tradition. We would welcome your fika photos – past or present. We will assemble the photos in a special frame at the Nordic Center and unveil them at the spring ArtScene!
Don’t have a fika photo but want to be represented?
No problem! Get your friends or family together, have a fika and send us a photo of that. Tell us any information you have about the photo sent.
Here are the best ways to share your photos with us:
Olle Wästberg's Newsletter (English)
"Coffee" also in the USA
In addition, the book "Fika - made in Sweden" by Stina Almroth, doctor of philosophy from Cornell University, came out four years ago. In the book, I have written the foreword. The book is about coffee's special role in Sweden, for example when the speaker invited all party leaders to coffee during the formation of the government in 2018. https://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/fika-made-in-sweden-9789198628500
On April 23, the organization Swedish Historical Society organizes a meeting with the theme: "Fika - it's more than coffee & cookies." It takes place at the Nordic Cultural Center in Rockford in the state of Illinois.
Erlander Home Museum
404 S. 3rd Street,
Rockford, IL 61104
Nordic Cultural Center
327 S. 3rd Street,
Rockford, IL 61104