On Saturday 02/15/2014 . in front of the house , where lived and worked naive painter and writer Ivan Večenaj , was unveiled in his honor plaque , on the first anniversary of his death .
Thanks to the initiative of the Society , , Družba braće hrvatskog zmaja,, and the Municipality of Gola will remain here as a reminder of the great painter , writer , lover Prekodravlje and above all – a great man !
During the opening ceremony of a memorial plaque to life and work spoke prof . Vjekoslav Prvčić as a representative of the Society of “Braće hrvatskog zmaja” , Dr. Stjepan Milinković Gola and the Rev. Ivan Herega .
In order to pay tribute and remember that Ivan Večenaj , except that he was one of the most eminent representatives of naive art , was also a writer , a member of KUD Prekodravski zvon , granddaughter of Ivan Večenaj – Petra and Sara Premec ( 6 ) recited his poems Od zdavnja smo tu, Selo Gola and Moje cvetje bode cvelo.
KUD Prekodravski zvon performed his song Z on kraj Drave, which is set to music by Marijan Makar from a LADO – national folklore ansamble.
Son of Ivan Večenaj , Mladen – thanked on behalf of the entire family on the initiative and all visitors who attended this ceremony .
Once again , we wish to thank to everyone who made this memorial plaque remains a reminder of our father and grandfather , who left so much to his Prekodravlje and the rest of us for further storage !
Dear fans of naive art and work of Ivan Večenaj !
We are honored to invite you to the promotion of eighth book naive painter , writer and collector of folk heritage – Ivan Večenaj :
A LIFE IN GOLA THROUGH TWO HUNDRED YEARS
Promotion will be held on Friday , November 22 2013th in 12 hours
in Primary School in Gola
The last years of his life when he could no longer paint , he fulfilled his last wish to publish a sort of autobiography, with records of their ancestors and folk customs in Gola by assembling literally until his death 2/13/2013 .
Family Večenaj proud and particularly happy that this book was published shortly after his departure in perpetuity in which they have contributed greatly motivated by love for his father and grandfather.
This is the first posthumous release , and proof that our father and grandfather will never forget!
We look forward to seeing you in large numbers in order to express his appreciation for all that he left her Gola and Prekodravlje !
On School Day 12.6. in elementary school Gola, Gallery Ivan Večenaj handed a gift that will remind generations of naive artist and poet of Gola -Ivan Večenaj-Tišlarov. His son, Mladen Večenaj, on behalf of his father and Gallery Ivan Večenaj handed framed map of 14 watercolor paintings and poems, which personally Ivan Večenaj painted.
Students and teachers will remain the memory of the artist Ivan Večenaj who was always happy to visit the students! Gallery Ivan Večenaj will continue to cooperate with the elementary school Gola to help children learn about the artist and guardian heritage -Ivan Večenaj!
Dear lovers of Croatian Naive Art and devotees of Ivan Večenaj’s work,
We are deeply saddened to announce that Ivan Večenaj-Tišlarov died on Wednesday 13.2.2013. in its 92nd Year.
Father, grandfather, father-in-law; classic of Croatian Naive Art, folk storyteller and poet, a collector of popular lore, a fan of nature and above all, the great man – he left his loved ones and Prekodravlje forever.
Thank you for everything you have left for the future generations of the family and Podravina that you loved so much …
Your lovely character, generosity and serenity will forever stay with us!
Mourning family Večenaj