Veleposlaništvo RS Washington /Napovednik /
24.04.2015  

MAY EVENTS - EUROPEAN MONTH OF CULTURE

Check the list of all May events at: http://www.euintheus.org/event/tags/slovenia/ 

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MAKE FOOD NOT WAR

When: May 5, 2015

Event Time: 6:00 p.m. - Reception to Follow

New York University-Abramson Family Auditorium, 1307 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

This discussion will explore how governments, organizations and individuals are working to bring cultures together through food. As a new and understudied field, how can this tool of diplomacy be used more broadly in conflict resolution? How can gastrodiplomacy provide a greater impact on citizen-to-citizen interaction? As a growing field, who are emerging as leaders, and how can individuals play a role in diplomacy?

Panelists: 

Lauren Bernstein, Director of the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership, U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, Former Chief of Protocol of the United States

Ambassador-in-Residence, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

Todd Gray, Chef, Owner and Head Chef, Equinox Restaurant

Pati Jinich, Chef, Cookbook Author and Political Analyst

Moderated by:

Johana Mendelson Forman, Scholar-in-Residence, American University; Senior Advisor, Stimson Center; Creator of Conflict Cuisine.®

HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENING FROM 6:00-6:30 p.m.

“ THE COOKING KIDS”

Directly from Slovenia, “The Cooking Kids” debut in the U.S. A program developed by Ms. Anka Peljhan is a brilliant strategy that introduces cooking skills to youngsters by emphasizing the use of healthy, local, and natural ingredients. The Cooking Kids program fosters self-confidence in the kitchen, boosts the team work and nurtures mutual understanding. It also helps pass on to the next generations traditional cuisine to become part of family meals again. Next to cooking, children participating in the program learn about home gardening and a healthy life style. The Cooking Kids Program is supported by the Weston A. Price Foundation and was made possible by the Embassy of Slovenia.

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INDEPENDENT ILLUSTRATION EXHIBITION OPENING AT NYU

The Independent Biennial, established in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2007, is a Creative platform that supports direct authorship, horizontal selection and the non-censorship of creative work.  In May 2015, as a part of the fifth Biennale of Independent Illustration, a selection of authors will present their artworks throughout the Washington D.C. area and NYU’s lobby.

Above all, The Biennale of Independent Illustration is a tribute to all the authors who, despite the difficult conditions in cultural and visual practices, are driven forward always by the passion, curiosity, innovation and independent creative freedom that is the foundation to their creativity and life.

When: Wednesday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Where: New York University Washington, 1307 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

FREE ADMISSION. REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

www.nyu.edu/global/global-academic-centers/washington-dc/nyu-washington--dc-events/before---after.html

More information:

http://www.bienaleneodvisneilustracije.com/events/independent-biennial-washington 

 Independant Illustration Biennal (Photo by Natan Esku).

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TASTE SLOVENIA WITH INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF DC: PERFORMANCE BY MARKO HATLAK AND INDEPENDENT ILLUSTRATION EXHIBITION OPENING 

The evening begins with a short presentation of Slovenia and the Slovenian culture, geography, trade, and tourism. Afterwards you will enjoy a musical performance by one of the best Slovenian musicians, who will explore baroque, pop, rock, latino and folk music. This evening will showcase the contemporary work of young Slovenian authors within the field of illustration, visual arts and design. The pieces are a selection from the Independent Biennial, one of the premiere cultural events in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The event is produced by the Tretaroka organization with support of Slovenian Ministry of Culture and Kino Šiska. Then you will be invited to a buffet feast of traditional Slovenian delicacies and with Slovenian wine served at the open bar. 

When: Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, 2410 California Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

TO BUY TICKETS SEE: https://www.internationalclubdc.com/   

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LAIBACH CONCERT- TECHNOPHOBIA

Laibach is a music and cross-media group from Slovenia. The name of the band is the historic German version of the name of Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. From the start, Laibach has developed a Gesamtkunstwerk – multi-disciplinary art practice in all fields ranging from popular culture to art (collages, photo-copies, posters, graphics, paintings, videos, installations, concerts and performances).

When: Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20009

TO BUY TICKETS SEE: http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/laibach.html    or http://www.laibach.org/future-events  

More information: http://www.laibach.org  

 Laibach.

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Diversity Of AccordiEUn: CONCERT BY MARKO HATLAK

Slovenian accordionist Marko Hatlak explores the versatility of the accordion in a solo concert featuring baroque, contemporary and folk music.  Hatlak’s unique, original interpretation of each individual piece, regardless of the style, evokes an emotionally thorough and authentic experience in the audience. At one moment, we witness energetic melodies in the rhythm of the tango, at the next, we travel with Hatlak to the hidden corners of Slovenia. His performance of baroque and contemporary music opens up the immeasurable depths of harmonies of the composing genius J. S. Bach and innovative composition of the present time.  Hatlak uses a comical tone to tell stories about the pieces he heard and spices up some of them by singing. He attracts the entire audience to the musical interaction and makes the scene pulsate in lively rhythms.

When: Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m

Where: Avalon Theater, 40 E. Dover St., Easton, MD 21601

FREE EVENT. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.

More information:

http://www.worldartists.org
http://www.worldartists.org/documents/Slovenian%20Accordionist%20Flyer%20Easton.pdf    

www.avalontheatre.com 

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Diversity Of AccordiEUn: CONCERT BY MARKO HATLAK

Slovenian accordionist Marko Hatlak explores the versatility of the accordion in a solo concert featuring baroque, contemporary and folk music.  Hatlak’s unique, original interpretation of each individual piece, regardless of the style, evokes an emotionally thorough and authentic experience in the audience. At one moment, we witness energetic melodies in the rhythm of the tango, at the next, we travel with Hatlak to the hidden corners of Slovenia. His performance of baroque and contemporary music opens up the immeasurable depths of harmonies of the composing genius J. S. Bach and innovative composition of the present time.  Hatlak uses a comical tone to tell stories about the pieces he heard and spices up some of them by singing. He attracts the entire audience to the musical interaction and makes the scene pulsate in lively rhythms.

When: Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. 

Where: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401

FREE EVENT. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.

More information:

http://www.worldartists.org  

http://www.worldartists.org/documents/Slovenian%20Accordionist%20Flyer%20Annapolis.pdf  www.marylandhall.org  

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DAVID VERTACNIK'S EXHIBITION OPENING

David Vertacnik received his M.F.A. from the New York State College of ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, NY, in 1975 and his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University in 1972.  David has taught at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, since 1979.

His art has been viewed in numerous solo, two-person, and group exhibitions in the United States and Slovenia.  His work is held in public and private collections, including those belonging to Bethel College (Newton, KS), the Overland Park Convention Center (Overland Park, KS), Emprise Bank (Wichita, KS), and the city of Most na Soči, Slovenia where three his sculptures grace it’s picturesque river walk.  David employs a wide range of materials in his pieces, including ceramics, cast bronze, industrial and agricultural objects.  Many of his sculptures are designed for outdoor sites, created with elements that move freely in space.

When: Friday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. 


Where: Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, 2410 California Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

FREE EVENT. RSVP REQUIRED: office.vwa(at)gov.si  

More information: http://www.davidvertacnik.com  

 Soul Soul sculpture by David Vertacnik.

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Diversity Of AccordiEUn: CONCERT BY MARKO HATLAK

Slovenian accordionist Marko Hatlak explores the versatility of the accordion in a solo concert featuring baroque, contemporary and folk music.  Hatlak’s unique, original interpretation of each individual piece, regardless of the style, evokes an emotionally thorough and authentic experience in the audience. At one moment, we witness energetic melodies in the rhythm of the tango, at the next, we travel with Hatlak to the hidden corners of Slovenia. His performance of baroque and contemporary music opens up the immeasurable depths of harmonies of the composing genius J. S. Bach and innovative composition of the present time.  Hatlak uses a comical tone to tell stories about the pieces he heard and spices up some of them by singing. He attracts the entire audience to the musical interaction and makes the scene pulsate in lively rhythms.

When: Saturday, May 23 at 6 p.m. 


Where: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566 

FREE EVENT. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.

More information: http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/schedule.html 

 Marko Hatlak.

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FILM SCREENING: WHAT ABOUT MOJCA?

The documentary explores the role of women in Slovenian films, observing the reflections of the changing status of women in the society. It touches upon the most iconic female roles in the Slovenian film history, but also on the less known ones, the literal heroines, typical of many partisan films, as well as the set clichés: the suffering mother, the adulteress, the gossiper. Through interviews with actresses, female theorists and artists, while analyzing the most frequent sentences by women in Slovenian movies, the film tries to find out who the typical Slovenian film heroine is. 

Followed by a reception and a conversation with one of the filmmakers -  Darko Herič.

When: Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. 

Where: Corner Store Arts, 900 South Carolina Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003


FREE EVENT. RSVP REQUIRED: office.vwa(at)gov.si  

This event is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Lea Plut Pregelj and Mr. Vladimir Pregelj.

More information: http://www.cornerstorearts.org/  

    Darko Herič (Photo: Mina Bergant Herič)