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Prepared by Jana Liptáková


THE POLISH Folk Art exhibition presents a collection of paintings, paintings on glass, and wooden carvings of mainly religious motifs. The display consists of up to 200 works, the earliest of which dates back to the beginning of the 18th century. The precious collection comes from the State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, which houses about 70,000 pieces. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Friday between 9:00 and 17:00 and Saturday and Sunday between 9:00 and 16:00 until February 28. Tickets cost Sk10. The Trenčianske Museum is located at Mierové námestie 46 in Trenčín. For more information call 032/7434-431.
Photo: Trenčianske múzeum

LIVE MUSIC: Braňo Hronec and His Piano - Prominent Slovak jazz musician performs.
Starts: Jan 13 at 19:00. Admission: Sk199. The Aréna Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 02/6720-2554.

DANCE: Dance House - The lesson for amateur as well as professional folk dancers focuses on dances from Kyjov and Kamienka.
Starts: Jan 14 at 19:00. Admission: Sk70. Zrkadlový háj Culture House, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: New Year's Concert on Behalf of the Cancer Research Foundation - The concert held on the occasion of the 130th birthday of Albert Schweitzer takes place as part of the Johann Sebastian Bach Festival, Slovakia 2005.
Starts: Jan 16 at 17:00. Admission: Sk130. Concert Hall, Bratislava Castle. Tel: 02/5932-7716.

EXHIBITION: Photos - Czech-Slovak cameraman and photographer Juraj Šajmovič exhibits a selection of his photos.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-17:00 until February 7. Admission: free. Czech Centre, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 8. 02/5920-3305.
EXHIBITION: From My Photo Book - Famous Slovak tenor Peter Dvorský presents photos from his family and professional life.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00 until February 2. Admission: free. The Westend Gallery, Dúbravská cesta 2. Tel: 02/5478-9416.


BALL SEASON: Skalica Ball - The town holds its traditional ball.
Starts: Jan 15 at 20:00. Admission: Sk700. Dom kultúry (The Culture House), Námestie slobody 10, Skalica. Tel: 034/6645-341.

EXHIBITION: Unknown Paintings by Mikuláš Galanda - The display presents latest acquisitions by galleries in Nové Zámky and Martin.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until January 22. Admission: Sk40, Sk10. Galéria umenia (Art Gallery), Björnsonova 1, Nové Zámky. Tel: 035/6408-442.


GERHARD Richter: Survey is an international touring exhibition showing work selected by the artist himself. Comprising 27 major pieces, the show offers insights into all of Richter's creative phases: from his 1960s photo paintings to his abstract paintings of the 1980s and 1990s. The exhibition can therefore be taken as a self-portrait of the artist, who is one of Germany's most renowned artists. Using various motifs, stylistic approaches and artistic-historical references, Richter focuses in the end on the act of painting itself. The exhibition is open daily except Mondays between 11:00-18:00 until January 30. Tickets cost Sk80. The works are displayed in the Galéria mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava City Gallery) in Mirbach Palace, Františkánske námestie 11. For more information call 02/5443-1556.
Photo: Photo: Friedrich Rosenstiel (ifa)

CLASSICAL MUSIC: New Year's Concerts - To celebrate the arrival of 2005 the Žilina State Sinfonietta, Czech mezzo-soprano Karla Bytnarová and Slovak tenor Peter Svetlík perform selections from operas by Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, and Verdi and from operettas by Strauss, Lehár, and Kálman, under the baton of Austrian conductor Christian Pollack.
Starts: Jan 14 and 15 at 19:00. Admission: Sk150, Sk200, Sk250. Dom Umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47, Žilina. Tel: 041/5620-979.

EXHIBITION: Album for Koloman Sokol - The exhibition presents works by 41 Slovak graphic artists offering symbolical thanks to Sokol for his generous gift of 48 works to Slovakia, now exhibited at the Koloman Sokol Centre.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until February 27. Admission: Sk15, Sk30. Koloman Sokol Centre, Námestie osloboditeľov 28, Liptovský Mikuláš. Tel: 044/5620-035.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Conductors Course - The international event concludes with a concert with course participants conducting works by Beethoven, Dvořák, Elgar and Prokofiev.
Starts: January 13 at 18:00. Admission: free. Stará Radnica (Old Town Hall), Hlavná 59. Košice. Tel: 055/6258-888.

EXHIBITION: Britain through Slovak Eyes and Slovakia through British Eyes - Three Slovak and three British photographers exhibit photos taken as part of the Slovak-British residency project, Crossing for Ideas.
Runs: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00; Sat 10:00-14:00 until February 13. Admission: Sk5, Sk10. Dom Fotografie (House of Photography), Námestie sv Egídia 3633/44, Poprad. Tel: 052/7723-818.

Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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