Rajmond Ščepanović of Australia will lead the traditional Priko poja procession. Two years ago the cross was borne by his father, Rajko. In the Bol tradition the names of cross-bearers are known in advance for the next forty years.
The first reading of a picture book was led by society president Tanja Blažević, a native of Korčula who lived in Perth, now resident in Split, where she teaches English at the Faculty of Law.
The Easter issue features Vesna Kukavica’s latest book Networked Identities, the Večernji List Domovnica awards ceremony in Bad Homburg, Prime Minister Milanović’s trip to Australia and New Zealand, the Anno ’93 Croatian association of Vienna and much, much more.
The CHF organised a round table on “The Croatian Identity and Image in the World and the Contribution of the Croatian Diaspora.” A lecture was given by Professor Božo Skoko DSc, an associate professor with the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb.
The Museum for Arts and Crafts is staging “Dairies of Dream Visions,” an exhibition in memory of Virgilije Nevjestić, who passed away in 2009, featuring some three hundred of his graphic art works, drawings, oils on canvas, pastels, aquarelles and works in ceramic.
On February 18th the Dubrovnik branch office of the CHF played host to the presentation of the book Croatians in Argentina. The author has worked as a university professor of Latin, contemporary culture and Spanish literature and works as a journalist, collaborating with the La Nacion daily.
In the latest issue of Matica magazine read all about the first session of Government’s Council for Croats Abroad, the CHF Winter School of Folklore and about Karlo Mirth, a giant in the emigrant community who recently passed away.
An exhibition of paintings by Ivo Vukičević opened at the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation. His paintings radiate love, the enduring tenacity and the dedication required for a lifetime of autodidactic and constant labour, which has finally resulted in an impressive number of paintings and several solo exhibitions
Vladimir Novak is a native of the town of Varaždin who spent some forty years in America working as a photographer, reporter and editor in Hollywood and as a chronicler and activist in the local Croatian community.