History of Slovenian Arts Program
Purpose of the UWM Slovenian Arts Council:
To plan and implement programs of Slovenian Arts, Artifacts, Dance, Literature, Music, and Theatre that preserve the Slovenian ethnic heritage.
04-04-82...Creation of Slovenian Music Collection at UWM Libraries
04-14-84...Voice and Piano Concert
05-12-84...Concert of Chamber Music
04-26-86...Hymn of Joy concert
06-01-86...First UWM Slovenian Arts Program Festival
05-29-87...Film Maker Andrej Zdravic of Slovenia concert
10-21-89...First Award of Merit to Leo C. Muskatevc
06-08-90...Concert/Dance featuring Lojze Slak of Slovenia at St. John the Evangelist Church
06-02-91...Dolores Ivanchich Sings
10-20-91...Dolores Ivanchich Sings
01-16-93...Accordion Fest featuring Guy Klucevsek from NYC.
06-17-94...Exhibit of paintings by Lillian Brulc / painter & muralist of Lemont, IL.
03-30-96...Accordionist Joseph Petric of Toronto, Canada
10-14-2000... Piano recital by Veda Zuponcic
06-23-01...10th Anniversary of Slovenia's Independence, UWM Ballroom
04-17-04...Slovenian Fest featuring Deseti Brat of Slovenia at UWM
04-13-05...Slovenian Fest featuring Diana Fir of San Francisco & Slovenian Ambassador to US at St. John the Evangelist Church
06-13-05...An Evening with Evald Flisar, author from Slovenia
02-11-06...Dr. Zvone Žigon, Consul General from Slovenia stationed at Cleveland, Ohio, hosted at UWM Library & West Allis Library
05-18-06...Slovenian Sing-A-Long at West Allis Library
06-29-06...Slovenski Oktet Program at UWM Recital Hall
11-08-06...Dekleva Piano Duo from Slovenia Recital at UWM Recital Hall
04-14-07...Award or Merit presented to Cecilia Dolgan, of Cleveland, Ohio, director of the Slovenian Junior Chorus, at their concert at UWM Zalazo Center for the Performing Arts
06-17-07...Slovenian Sing-A-Long at West Allis Library
06-26-07...Authors of children books from Slovenia at UWM Library And West Allis Library
04-13-08...Musical Afternoon with the Jeff Pecon Band from Cleveland, Ohio, at American-Serb Hall
09-26-08...Slovenian Day in West Allis
07-15-09...Slovenian Sing-A-Long at West Allis Library
10-24-09...Fantje na vasi choral group performance from Ohio at UWM Zelazo Performing Arts Center
02-06-10...Celebrate France Prešeren program at West Allis Library
07-31-10...Tour of Frank Murn’s Prairie Home and 165 acres in Mukwanago, WI
08-19-10...Slovenian Sing-A-Long at West Allis Library
10-22-10…”The Singing Slovenes” from Minnesota Program at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall
02-05-11..."Prešeren Day" Celebrations
03-20-11 "Prešeren Day" Celebrations
04-03-11..."Melodies of Slovenia" presented by Dolores Ivanchich and Tony Gorenc
06-18-11...West Allis Mayor proclaims June 18 as Slovenian Day in West Allis
06-18-11...Perpetuum Jazzile concert at Zelazo Center Concert Hall
02-04-12...France Prešeren/Day of Culture National Holiday held at West Allis Public Library
04-26-12...Slovenian Sing-A-Long with accordionist Ed Vidmar at the American Legion Post, 92nd & West Beloit Road.
10-1-12...Slovenian language class was offered the first four Mondays in October. Milly Mursec, language consultant for the Council, instructor.
Slovenian language class with instructor Milly Mursec resumed and continued on Mondays in March through April.
07-08-13... MaryCay Freiberg gave a presentation on Slovenia: Its History and Culture for the Leisure Timers Program at West Allis Library.
February....Slovenian Day of Culture held at Meyer's Restaurant
Slovenian language class with instructor Milly Mursec was held on Monday evenings in March and September.
April.....Hosting of the Slovenian quartet Navihanke performance at the polish Cultural center.
September....Sponsorship of the creation and premiere of the Identita play at Windfall Theater, downtown Milwaukee .
October....Afternoon of Slovenian Fine Arts, performances by local Slovenian students held at the UWM Golda Meir Library.
February...Day of Culture held at the Cork'n Cleaver Restaurant
September....Lecture by Dr. Peter Krečič, Slovenian architect at the UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning
October.....Fall Friends event held at UWM's Golda Meir Library
February....Day of Culture at Meyers
April.....Evening of music and dance with the Zbor Spendov Men's group and Zadnja Kaplja from Lemont, IL
November.....Holiday Folk Fair at West Allis State Fair
February....Day of Culture celebrated at the Village of Manor Park, presentation by Mr. Joe Valencic, "Slovenians in American Culture"
March....Between Two Worlds with the Master Singers of Milwaukee and guest conductor Ms. Podpečan from Slovenija
April....Power point presentation on the regions of Slovenia by Dolores Ivanchich and Helen Frohna at Clement Manor, Center for Entertainment
July....Bus trip to Old Mill Creek, IL the Tempel Farm to see the Lippizaner horses
November....Holiday Folk Fair, theme, "Celebrate the Culture of Welcome" Receiving the "Best Artistic Award" thanks to Nancy Reese
February...France Prešeren or Day of Culture held at the West Allis Library
November....Holiday Folk Fair, theme, "Celebrate the Culture of Diversity"
October.....Slovenian Genealogy presented by Jeffrey Bockman at the Greenfield Public Library
November...Holiday Folk Fair with the theme, "Celebrate the Culture of Language"
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