I don’t think I have ever seen the pretty little square of St. John so full. Ever. Jelsa’s prettiest event venue, it has hosted concerts, wine tastings and numerous other events, but last night it was heaving with people for the opening of the much anticipated sculpture exhibition of one of Jelsa’s most famous living artistic sons, Slavomir Drinković. In the words of the Jelsa Tourist Board:
Slavomir Drinković, a Croatian sculptor born in Jelsa, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Zagreb, holds 22 significant awards and participated in more than 150 group exhibitions. various educational projects and workshops and created 74 large scale sculptors placed in public places. Read more about his work and the exhibition at the Jelsa Municipal Museum.
The square was packed, and as I saw Croatian national television escaping to file their story, the exhibition will get some great cultural coverage for Jelsa. The exhibition itself will be in the square, church and neighbouring museum until September 15. Located just off the main square, why not take a few minutes to find out what the fuss is all about? Some pictures by Iveta Vujevic on last night’s opening, courtesy of the Jelsa Tourist Board.