+421 FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER, FALL 2011

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+421 Foundation promotes education and cultural awareness about Slovakia by introducing Slovakia's creative resources to the world. (www.plus421.org)

+421 Foundation promotes education and cultural awareness about Slovakia by introducing Slovakia's creative resources to the world. (www.plus421.org)

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  • 1. SLOVAK GLASS &FASHION FANTASYIN BEIRUT, LEBANON 2011 SLOVAK GLASS AND FASHION FANTASY, BEIRUT 2011 Slovakian glass artists and fashion designers had a unique opportunity to present their work at the exquisite, newly renovated historical center of Beirut, the luxurious venue of Solidere - Jewelelry Souk. This prestigious multifunctional, shopping facility of Beirut Souks hosted the "Slovak Glass & Fashion Fantasy", a presentational event of the +421 Foundation, in partnership with the Embassy of Slovakia to Syria, Jordan and Lebanon on October 7, 2011. www.solidere.com FACEBOOK: +421 FOUNDATION WWW.PLUS421.ORG
  • 2. The glass exhibit will be on view until October 16, All proceeds from the evening2011 and is partially supported by the Ministry of were donated to the Plus421Culture of Slovakia. Foundation to support diverse cultural programing and emerging Slovakian artists. Slovakia presented its art and culture in such capacious format for the first time in the Middle East. Project "Slovak Glass&Fashion Fantasy" encompassed inspiring articles of artistic, decorative, and utility glass. Guests had an opportunity to view inimitable glass art collections by prominent Slovakian artists selected by Nova Gallery, Bratislava. The evening culminated with a fashion show by Nerocco Studio (Kristina Schreiberova and Eva Groh) from Bratislava and their glass inspired fashion and lifestyle designs showed by Slovakian beauties - finalists of the Miss Slovakia 2011 pageant. Soloists of the "Magic Spurs" formation, Miroslava Tuzinska, Peter Živner and Matus Krippel, performed a fusion of Slovak traditional folklore and modern dance followed by a ruffle, live auction, and an after-party with refreshments. The aim of this event was to expose influential audiences to the cultural, intellectual and social richness of Slovakia. The continued goal, through awareness, was embraced by creating opportunities for collaboration amongst artists, designers, and performers; ultimately prompting to explore and encourage innovative partnerships between leaders from various public and private sectors of Slovakia and Lebanon. The event organizers utilized this project also as a promotion of Slovakias wonderful healing spas, especially the renowned Health Spa Piestany, and thus stimulate the influx of tourists from Middle East.
  • 3. connecting cultures... FACEBOOK: +421 FOUNDATION WWW.PLUS421.ORG
  • 4. SPONSORS FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE CONTACT US AT sponsorship@plus421.org.
  • 5. No act of kindness,however small, is ever wasted. Aesop, Greek Fable Writer  The +421 Foundation pursues a mission of enhancing relations between Slovakia and the world by showcasing the cultural richness of Slovakia to international audiences, and by creating opportunities for mutually beneficial interactions among Slovak and foreign interests in the cultural sphere ! and beyond. The name of the organization derives from the international telephone calling code for Slovakia, which is +421. www.plus421.org info@plus421.org