Franco Ferrera Cvitanović is a member of the Croatian Government’s Council on Croatians Abroad. He has recorded two rock albums, composed music for the Šibenik-based Laudantes band and is active in the work of folklore ensembles in Santiago de Chile, including the Domovina Association. He led the Klapa Zvijezde women’s vocal ensemble and the Klapa Južno More men’s ensemble.
The Split branch office of the CHF again this year took part in organising the celebration of Statehood Day in neighbouring countries: in Belgrade in collaboration with the Tin Ujević Croatian Community of Belgrade, in Bitola in collaboration with the Marko Marulić Croatian Culture Centre and in Kotor with the Croatian Civic Society of Montenegro.
Ana Bedrina spoke about Alanna’s fascinating life and her first steps in the world of art. Croatian-Italian academy educated painter Igor Gustini spoke about her paintings and technique.
Monsignor Stanković was a long-standing associate of three cardinals and was for decades the closest advisor to Zagreb Archbishop and Cardinal Franjo Kuharić, charged particularly with the task of contact with the Croatian Catholic missions and Croatians living around the world. For three decades he served as the director of the pastoral office for Croatians abroad.
On show is a series of portraits, for the most part of movie actors, that the painter has framed against the sea and sailboats. Sarajevo native Branka Turkić, who holds a MA in graphic arts, opened the exhibition
Franco Ferrera Cvitanović is a member of the Croatian Government’s Council on Croatians Abroad. He has recorded two rock albums, composed music for the Šibenik-based Laudantes band and is active in the work of folklore ensembles in Santiago de Chile, including the Domovina Association. He led the KlapaZvijezde women’s vocal ensemble and the KlapaJužno More men’s ensemble.
The panel of judges included the head of the Croatian Heritage Foundation’s department for culture Srebrenka Šeravić. Also on the panel was Iva Cvetko in the capacity of an expert leader according to the criteria of the Zagreb-based Croatian Association of Folklore Leaders and Choreographers. Performing at the festival were folklore ensembles from Mainz, Wiesbaden, Mittelbaden, Hannover, Mannheim-Mosbach, Nürnberg, Augsburg, Filderstadt, Main-Taunus/Hochtaunus, Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt and Wupperal.
Eight clubs will face off at the 3rd Croatian World Football Club Championships in two groups, from Canada, France, Serbia, Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden.
This year’s sixth issue of Matica magazine covers the commemoration on Bleiburg field, a round table on the return of emigrant Croatians, the Meeting of Croatians in Padua, the Croatian Cultural Garden in Cleveland and much, much more.
The symposium was organised – at the initiative of honorary Croatian consul in Slovenia Šime Ivanjko DSc – for the 3rd of June by the University of Maribor’s Faculty of Arts, the University of Maribor Library, the National Liberation Museum of Maribor and the Croatian Consulate in Maribor.