In the latest issue read all about the Branding Croatia conference, the Night of Books event, the All Together for the Best of Croatia festival in Vukovar, the Croatian folklore festival in Germany and much, much more.
On hand for the ceremony were Vesna Haluga, the Croatian general consul in Pécs, Ivan Gugan and Angela Šokac Marković, the president and vice president respectively of the Croatian self-government authority, long time former Croatian self-government authority president Mišo Hepp, the head of the Croatian language and literature department at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Pécs and the director of the Hungarian Croatian Institute of Sciences Stjepan Blažetin, CHF deputy director Ivan Tepeš and Lada Kanajet Šimić, the head of our education, science and sports department.
A native of Croatia’s Istria County, Gina Sinozich was seventy when she created her first painting, achieving international acclaim within a few years. Sinozich announced that several more of her works would be presented to the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral.
Welcome addresses were followed by performances featuring: the Novo Mesto Croatian Culture Association, the Međimurje Croatian Culture Society of Ljubljana, the Komušina Croatian Culture & Arts Society of Škofja Loka, the Međimurje Folklore Ensemble of Ljubljana, the Klapa Dalmari vocal ensemble of the Croatian Culture Society of Maribor, the Istra Croatian Culture Society of Piran, the Međimurje Croatian Culture Society of Velenje, the Pomurje Croatian Culture Society of Lendava and the Ljubljana Croatian Society of Ljubljana.
The Catholic holy mass was followed by a concert featuring the Libertas mixed choir from Dubrovnik conducted by Viktor Lenert and accompanied by pianist Ivana Jelača. On hand to welcome the gathered and thank the hosts for their hospitality were Duška Madunić, the president of the Croatian Community of the Veneto region, and Maja Mozara, the head of the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation.
The Eve exhibition was opened by Tonći Šitin. Joining the artist to speak at the opening was Gerard Denegri, the first honorary consul of France in Split.
The new premises, at No 14C Fra Grge Martića street, was blessed by friar Miljenko Mića Stojić from Mostar, followed by a welcome address from Croatian World Congress president Vinko Sabljo.
The Mirjana Gross Prize for best book at this year’s Kliofest was presented to Robert Skenderović PhD for his monograph on the History of the Danube Region Croatians, published by the Institute for the Culture of Vojvodina Croatians and the Croatian Institute of History.
No one has described temporary migrant workers and people on the bottom rungs of the societal ladder with as much compassion, comprehension and humour as Trumbetaš has. Particularly vivid in this aspect was the artist’s alter ego, his anti-hero Tonči, the protagonist of many of Trumbetaš’ sketches.
Juraj Pavlović’s exhibition, organised by the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation, opened at the gallery of the Society of the Friends of Dubrovnik.