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Invitation to Photo Exhibit 1968 & 1989

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1968 exhibit

1968 Prague Spring & Invasion of Czechoslovakia
Images by Jan Novotny

The Prague Spring officially began on January 5, 1968 when the reformist Alexander Dubček was elected the first secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party. The new leadership introduced freedoms that included loosening restric-tions on the media, speech and travel. The new government also partially decentralized the economy and started to introduce general democratization. Victims of purges during the Stalin era were rehabilitated. The Soviet Union saw the changes as a threat to their hegemony. On August 21, 1968 half a million Soviet and other Eastern Bloc troops invaded Czechoslovakia.

1989 exhibit:

1989 Velvet Revolution
Images by Tomki Němec, Vaclav Havel’s Personal Photographer

In the late 1980s, Václav Havel, a writer and dissident, was the accidental politician who spearheaded the 1989 Velvet Revolution that accomplished a peaceful fall of the communist regime. A true “philosopher king”, Havel fearlessly advocated humanitarianism, environmentalism, anti-consumerism, civil activism and direct democracy to public and world leaders alike. He received numerous recognitions and awards including the Order of Canada, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Gandhi Peace Prize, the Philadelphia Liberty Medal, the Four Freedoms Award, the Ambassador of Conscience Award and the Hanno Ellebogen Citizenship Award. He served as Czechoslovakia’s last president, and the first president of the Czech Republic.

 

Exhibit Locations in Edmonton, Alberta:

July 30 – August 27, 2018
Edmonton International Airport

August 29
Reception and Lecture, Derrick Golf and Winter Club, Edmonton

September 1 – 21
Edmonton City Hall

September 24 – October 7
St. Joseph High School, Edmonton

October 8 – 29
University of Alberta, Convocation Hall

Pigeon Lake: 17-19 august, 2018

Oznamujeme vsetkym priaznivcom dobrej nalady ze v dnoch 17-19 augusta 2018 sa opat uskutocni Pigeon Lake piknik. Areal bude spristupneny od piatku 18:00.

Tohtorocne stretnutie sa bude konat v prostredi “Mulhurst Lutheran Camp“.

 

Počas soboty sa bude podávať guláš.

Ubytovanie:

V chatkách sa vyspí 6-8 ľudí. Madrace sú potiahnuté gumou, podlaha je čistá, ale z betonu (takže chladnejšia), Su k dispozicii sprchy, umývadla a záchody. Na noc je dobré si priniesť spacák a nejaké to mydlo + uterák. Rezort má aj veľmi dobrú saunu, teda plavky sa odporucaju.

V hlavnej chate je kompletne vybavená kuchyňa (závodná kuchyňa, ako sa zvyklo vravievať), teda aj s riadom, pohármi, príbormi, chladničkou, mikrovlnkou. Kávu, čaj, mlieko a iné nápoje si treba priniesť so sebou… to isté platí aj o strave (okrem gulasu).

Bližšie info o chatkách nájdete tu: http://www.mulhurstlutherancamp.ca/rentals/

resp. kontaktujte Petra: lilco71@yahoo.ca

Slovenská škola: 2018 / 2019

Prázdniny sú v plnom prúde a naša škola sa začína pripravovať na nový školský rok. Ak máte záujem zaregistrovať vaše dieťa v novom školskom roku 2018-2019, kontaktujte nás prosím. Otvárame predbežnú registráciu aby sme boli schopní určiť počet žiakov, tried, učiteľov a rozvrh. Záväzná registrácia aj s vypísaním prihlášky prebehne až na začiatku septembra.

Naša škola taktiež ponúka kurzy slovenského jazyka pre dospelých. Teší nás že záujem rastie. Ak máte v rodine alebo v komunite niekoho kto má záujem prosím zdieľajte náš oznam.

Kontaktujte nás na:
Email: shsedmonton@outlook.com
Tel: 780 667 9239

Ďakujeme a prajeme krásny zvyšok prázdnin.


Dear all,

Although summer break is its full speed, our school is busy and prepares for Slovak language classes (beginners to advanced) in September. If you would like to pre-register your child please let us know. Pre-registration helps us to determine the organization and amount of supplies we need. Final registration will take place at the beginning of September. We will keep you updated.
Since the interest in our Slovak language course for adults is growing we will open two classes for adults in September.

For pre-registration please contact:
Email: shsedmonton@outlook.com
Phone: 780 667 9239

http://www.ihla.ca/slovak-heritage-school-in-edmonton.html

Together: Czecho-Slovak Exhibition

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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.

Exhibition Curator

Juraj Sapara, Associate Professor
Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

Exhibition Facilitator

Peter Ondrus, MD PhD
Associate Clinical Professor
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

 

FAB Gallery
1-1 Fine Arts Building
89 Avenue & 112 Street
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2C9
Telephone 780 492 2081
www.ualberta.ca/art-design

FAB Gallery hours
Tuesday to Friday 10 am – 5 pm
open Saturday 2 – 5 pm
closed Sunday, Monday and
statutory holidays

Opening reception
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.