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  • slocrobear
    Ahoj gang! Did anyone else notice that Helene s Exhibit of Kroje was not EVEN mentioned? Does this say something about how the Embassy feels about our beloved
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 1, 2004
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      Ahoj gang!

      Did anyone else notice that Helene's Exhibit of Kroje was not EVEN

      Does this say something about how the Embassy feels about our beloved

      just wondering....


      --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Gregory J Kopchak" <greg@i...>
      > From the Embassy....
      > On August 31, 2004 we officially bade farewell to a important
      member of our
      > embassy team, our Cultural and Science Counsellor, Igor Otcenas.
      Mr. Otcenas
      > will finish his four-year tour of duty in Washington and will open
      the next
      > chapter of his professional life as a regular employee of the
      Ministry of
      > Foreign Affairs in Bratislava.
      > For the past four years, Mr. Otcenas has worked extensively with
      > high-profile Slovak artists who have come to perform or exhibit at
      the new
      > Slovak chancery in Washington.
      > Mr. Otcenas conceived the idea to establish a chancery gallery
      dedicated to
      > Koloman Sokol, the most prominent Slovak artist of the 20th
      century. The
      > gallery was opened in December 10, 2002 on the occasion of
      Mr.Sokol¹s 100th
      > birthday. Since then the gallery has provided space for many Slovak
      > contemporary artists.
      > Thanks to his tireless efforts, the Embassy invited the following
      > artists to the United States in order to introduce them or their
      work to the
      > American public: Peter Dvorsky, Sergej Kopcak, Miroslav Cipar,
      > Trizuljakova, Tana Hojcova, Laco Teren, Elena Letnanova, Roman
      Feder and the
      > Funny Fellows, Yuri Dojc, prof. Eva Blahova, Marian Vojtko, Jan
      Kuric and
      > his rock band Vidiek, Stanislav Stepka and Radosinske naivne
      divadlo, Sisa
      > Sklovska, Juraj Poliak, Milan Sladek, Jozef Luptak, Peter Breiner,
      > "Danglar³ Gertli, Koloman Kertesz-Bagala, Ivan Siller, Andrea
      Dudasova, Robo
      > Kocan, Peter Ronai, Dusan Trancik, Miso Suchy, Andrej Ban, Martin
      > Marek Kubos, Peter and Katka Kerekes, Stefan Sarogh, Juraj Kralik
      > Vladislav Rostoka, Rudo Sikora, Alex Mlynarcik, Marian Lapsansky,
      > Melus, Peter Bielik, Robo Kirchhoff, Jan Salay, Jozef Malik.
      > The Embassy also hosted Slovak-American artists and performers
      Craig Cahoon,
      > Eleanor Kotlarik-Wang, Monika Gabriny Rokus, Kitty Klaidman,
      Gabriel Ariel
      > Levicky,Rasto Brezny and Ernest Strednansky.
      > One very special guest of the Embassy during Mr. OtcenasΠtenure
      was Mr.Bob
      > Brozman, the American guitar virtuoso and frequent visitor to
      > whose performance on a special steel guitar called "dobro³ greatly
      > the June 2001 program in honor of the opening of the embassy.
      > Mr. Otcenas also coordinated the performances of some prestigious
      choirs in
      > the United States such as the Bratislava Conservatory Chamber
      Choir, the
      > Bratislava Boy¹s Choir and The Children¹s Choir of Bratislava.
      > Performances by the folk ensembles Raslavican, Sarisan and Kysucka
      > have charmed the hearts and minds of not only the Slovak-American
      > but also those for whom seeing these groups was a brand-new
      > Recently, Mr. Otcenas was a driving force behind the opening of a
      > long-term exhibit of Slovak contemporary art "Perfect tense³ under
      > curatorship of Dr. Zora Carrier. This show displays almost 100
      works by
      > Slovak artists done between 1970 and 2003.
      > Mr. Otcenas will be replaced by Mrs. Stella Kukuckova from the First
      > Territorial Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
      > press
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