Day 6 (June 16) – The artists created a little bit in their studios in the morning then in the afternoon off they went to the capital city of Ljubljana.
First stop- The National Gallery
Learn more about the National Gallery of Slovenia
Our group entering the National Gallery from a back entrance. That’s IVANA from Serbia, a fellow participant in the meeting in Trebnje.
L-R-Igor checking out the Crucified Christ – incredible wood sculpture; Our guide- a prominent figure in Ljubljana arts and culture
The Judgment of Solomon as protrayed by a Slovenian artist . Learn more about The Judgment of Solomon
This is our group’s favorite….A Slovenian artist’s interpretation of Danse Macabre or the universality of death…
Second stop- Metelkova
an abandoned barracks turned artist squatter colony
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Slovenian sculptor Rok Mohar, one of the participating artists in the 49th International Meeting of Naïve Artists at the Trebnje Gallery, is a resident artist of the Metelkova. He takes his artist-friends on a tour of the colony as well as his home studio.
“So much art, so little time to look at all them up close!” – Paulina Constancia and friends visiting Metelkova
Rok Mohar prepares coffee for all his visiting artist friends from the International Meeting of Naïve Artists
Rok Mohar’s creations in plaster
Mia, Marga, Denis and Paulina
Not a bare corner in this artists’ colony
Marga, Ivana and Igor pose in front of mosaic art covered building in Metelkova
LGBT community preparing materials for Pride Day
One of the many whimsical creations at Metelkova – perhaps we can call it “Mouse in Havaianas”, hahaha