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Ars Vivendi

Ars Vivendi - "The Art of Living"

Although we are clearly bike-oriented, artplays an important role in the life of our family too. Therefore, already when we established our first hotel in Črna na Koroškem we endeavoured to develop an active art gallery within the hotel. The Črna gallery saw many artists, from the locally renowned ones to school pupils.

Today, we long for a more quiet form of art, light art, art in our everyday life: ARS VIVENDI.

When arriving at Ecohotel Koroš, you will undoubtedly notice how art is everywhere without being oppressive. The cycling photographs above your bed are art, aren't they? The totem at the entrance terrace is art, isn't it? And what about Bike Nomad's logo? A drawing representing a bikers' weird dance: both arts! Now have a look outside at our "kašča": this small wooden house is certainly a work of art, a witness from the past.

"Moments to be caught" - Permanent exhibition from Irena Černovšek

Now go on visiting the hotel. Our club lounge is probably the centre of Ars Vivendi at Koroš. Here you can relax sitting on the sofas, enjoying the landscape through the large windows and admiring various pieces made from light wood and the glittering enamelled clay sculptures.

This permanent exhibition is the fabulous work of Irena Černovšek, a unique local artist and a family friend.

Born in 1961, she graduated from the College of Education in Ljubljana, Departement of Art. She works as an art teacher. In her works, she is trying to catch the moments and the transitoriness of the four seasons. She shows them as a symbol of changeability and revival within the endless circle of nature.

Her works incorporate fairy and Celtic symbols of happiness, friendship and the sun. Her artistic expression utilizes a range of art techniques: aquarelle, acrylics, clay relief made in the old Japanese raku technique. She fastens her glaze fired objects to a hundred years old or even older boards, beams of old houses, railway sleepers and washed-ashore wood.

Through her artistic expression, her works give a new, sometimes hidden meaning and sense. Clay and wood are revived in symbiosis of the two materials that man has been making use of for thousands of years.