12 June – 7 July, 2018
1918 – 100 – 2018 CZECH AND SLOVAK CENTURY
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia (October 28, 1918), the 50th anniversary of the Prague Spring and the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Czech and Slovak Republics.
Independence for Slovaks and Czechs came in the final days of World War I, when the Austro-Hungarian Empire fell apart. Although the former Czechoslovakia peacefully split up in 1993 into independent republics, their continued collaboration and friendship is still flourishing to this day. The exhibition, symbolically named “Together,” pays tribute to the important events in the history of both countries. Teachers and artists of both the Academy of Arts, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia and the Faculty of Multimedia Communications, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic present their artworks at the FAB Gallery.
The collaboration between the Department of Art & Design and Academy of Arts of Slovakia started in 2013 with reciprocal exhibitions in Slovakia and FAB Gallery. “Together” represents another important milestone in these international art exchanges. The exhibition is generously supported by the Wirth institute, the Czechoslovak Society of Art and Sciences of Alberta (SVU) and the Slovakia – Slovak National Association of Canada.
Juraj Sapara, Associate Professor
Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Peter Ondrus, MD PhD
Associate Clinical Professor
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
1-1 Fine Arts Building
89 Avenue & 112 Street
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2C9
Telephone 780 492 2081
FAB Gallery hours
Tuesday to Friday 10 am – 5 pm
open Saturday 2 – 5 pm
closed Sunday, Monday and
Thursday, 14 June 2018 from 7.00 to 10.00 pm
The exhibition is generously supported by the Wirth Institute, the Czechoslovak Society of Art and Sciences of Alberta and the Slovakia–Slovak National Association of Canada.