THE DANUBIANA museum honours Slovak artists by presenting an exhibition of works by those awarded the Martin Benka Prize in visual arts between 1993 and 2004. The exhibition features a selection of the laureates' finest works in painting, sculpture, graphics and photography. Among the prizewinners showcased is Ester Šimerová-Martinčeková, who introduces elements of the avant-garde into the exhibition. Albín Brunovský, Vladimír Gažovič, Alojz Klimo and Jozef Jankovič are represented by their graphic arts, while paintings and sculptures by Vladimír Kompánek dominate the exhibition's entrance. Other Martin Benka laureates featured are sculptor Andrej Rudavský, painters Rudolf Fila, Agnesa Sigetová and Ivica Krošláková, photographer Martin Martinček and constructivist artist Milan Dobeš. The exhibition is open daily (except Monday) between 10:00 and 18:00 until March 13. Tickets cost Sk60. Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum is located at the Čunovo Water Works. For more information call 0903/605-505.
FOLK MUSIC: Ekonóm to Help Tatras - The folk ensemble Ekonóm and its guests give a benefit concert to raise money for the High Tatras, hit by a windstorm in November.
Starts: Jan 20 at 19:00. Admission: Sk150. Dom kultúry (Culture House) Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776.
PERFORMANCE: Stroke - Artistic ensemble DAJU gives a contemporary dance performance.
Starts: Jan 21 at 19:00. Admission: Sk100. Dom kultúry (Culture House) Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Moyzes Quartet - Slovak popular chamber ensemble with pianist Pavol Virág plays Vladimír Godár, Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann.
Starts: Jan 18 at 19:00. Admission: Sk140. Malá sála Slovenskej Filharmónie (Little hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.
GALA EVENING: Music Box Awards 2004 - Zuzana Smatanová, Jožo Suchý (alias Slovak Scooter) and special guests Miroslav Žbirka and Richard Müller perform for the occasion.
Starts: Jan 21 at 19:00. Admission: Sk350. Istropolis, Trnavské Mýto 1. Tel: 02/5293-33 21.
CLASICAL MUSIC: Benefit Concert - Richard Čanaky and Koráb band give a gospel concert to benefit the Matky Božej Hospice in Piešťany.
Starts: Jan 19 at 18:00. Admission: voluntary. Kultúrne a spoločenské centrum Fontána (Fontána Culture and Social Centre), Beethovenova 1, Piešťany. Tel: 033/7718-992.
PERFORMANCE: Never-ending Dance - Professional dance ensemble Štúdio Tanca from Banská Bystrica performs dance choreographies.
Starts: Jan 19 at 19:00. Admission: Sk40. Synagogue, Pri Synagóge, Nitra. Tel: 037/161-86.
EXHIBITION: Czech Visual Art - Works by Czech artists from the 19th and 20th century include pieces by Josef Mánes, Alfonz Mucha and Joza Uprka.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until February 27. Admission: Sk20. Galéria MA Bazovského (MA Bazovský Gallery), Palackého 27, Trenčín. Tel: 032/ 7436-858.
THE POST office comes of age in an exhibition presenting a hundred photos, post cards and other sundry items documenting the development of postal services in Slovakia. Entitled Post Offices in Slovakia in the 20th Century, the exhibition features several antiquated artefacts, such as sorting tables stacked with hundreds of boxes (where workers deposited mail), and a uniform of an airmail post officer. The Post Museum at Partizánska cesta 9 in Banská Bystrica is open during working days between 10:00 and 17:00 until March 15. Tickets cost Sk15. For more information call 048/4339-507.
photo: Poštové múzeum
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Happy New Year Concert - Alt Eva Lucká, tenor Dušan Šimo, bass Ivan Zvarík and the choir of the Banská Bystrica State Opera perform pieces by international composers.
Starts: Jan 23 at 16:00. Admission: Sk70. State Opera, Národná 11. Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4125-823.
EXHIBITION: People and We - Dušan Kováč displays his photos.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17-00 until March 27. Admission: Sk20. The Oravská Gallery in Župný dom, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 11, Dolný Kubín. Tel: 043/5863-212.
BALLET: Carmina Burana and the Rite of Spring - Ballet ensemble premieres famous masterpieces by Carl Orff and Igor Stravinsky.
Starts: Jan 21 and 22 at 19:00. Admission: Sk180-120. Košice State Theatre. Hlavná 58, Košice. Tel: 055/6221-234.
WORKSHOP: Folk Traditions and Mother Language - Hungarian artists put on a workshop to keep the mother language alive in its folk traditions.
Starts: Jan 22 at 14:00. Admission: free. Maďarský spoločenský dom, (The Hungarian community centre), Mäsiarska 59, Košice. Tel: 02/5244-2961.
EXHIBITION: Július Muška - The exhibition of painter Július Muška from Prešov takes place on the occasion of his 85th birthday.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00, Thu 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-17:00, until January 23. Admission: Sk20. Šarišská Galéria (Šariš Gallery), Hlavná 51, Prešov. Tel: 051/7725-423.
Prepared by Jana Liptáková
17. Jan 2005 at 0:00