SUCCESSFULLY HELD VIII. RED ROCKS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
“ČAROLIJA PRSTIJU / SPIDER WOMAN”
Croatian-American Society has presented throughout its framework the biggest annual public accomplishment. Traditionally it is the Red Rocks Arts & Crafts Festival which was held from 27.-30. of May throughout which was presented to the public the culture and phenomena of lace making. Theme accompanied by live learning case studies has served well in purpose of combining our two nations in aspect of cultural, educational and artistic context.
The Festival was organised by Croatian-American Society and supported by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs along with close coordination by the City of Lepoglava and Ecomuseum Lepoglava.
Lectures combined with workshops held in American Library have broadened the lace context. Children and youth had the opportunity in contributing with their imaginative approach to lace understanding by being lectured on the spot and given answers on various questions. This year’s festivity opened ways of new lace understanding phenomena along with educational frame on our tradition in which youth stands out as our core treasure and pride.
Many thanks to all of our friends, visitors and sponsors who undoubtedly granted us their support and made this year’s Red Rocks Arts & Crafts Festival great.
In addition, take a look at photos which demonstrate happy workshops atmosphere.
UPDATE!! THE 8th RED ROCKS ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL HAS OPENED!
„MAGICAL FINGERS/SPIDER WOMAN“
Yesterday evening, a ground opening of the Festival took place.
Many guests were welcomed by Marina Ljubisic, the president of Croatian – American Society, followed by Nansy Butijer, a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and mayor of Lepoglava, Marijan Skvarić.
Also, our special guest Rose Marie Cutropia introduced the Indian lace making from Oneida tribe, and Lepoglava lace was presented through documentary film made by dr.sc. Tihana Petrović Les.
More on the atmosphere from the opening please find in our images gallery.
We are very happy to invite you to joins us in the rest of the Festival program:
10:00 – 14:00 LACE MAKING WORKSHOP for school children and public
18:00 LECTURE by Rosemarie Cutropia: „Needle, Thread and Bobbin“, Croatian-American Society, Petrova St. 119, Zagreb
17:00 LECTURE by Rosemarie Cutropia : „Needle, Thread and Bobbin“, City Library, Lepoglava
VIII. RED ROCKS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL 27.-30.05.2014.
MAGICAL FINGERS / SPIDER WOMAN
The Croatian – American Society has organized the upcoming 8th edition of the RED ROCKS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL. The Festival is traditionally supported by esteemed Croatian and American institutions which provide a platform on educational-entertaining level under the official name of: ‘RED ROCKS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL’.
This year’s festival theme is FINGER MAGIC / SPIDER WOMAN that will include 4 days of workshops, open public lectures, movies regarding the lace theme along with photography exhibition. This will allow us to present deeper understanding of the origins of lepoglava lace and lace from Native Americans from the Ojibwe, Dakota, Lakota and Oneida tribes.
Our goal is to show the beauty of the original heritage in our two countries through learning and understanding new knowledge, primarily concentrating on youth.
We welcome you to our VIII. RED ROCKS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL.Download festival program