A special holiday project presenting for the first time the "Czech Christmas Tree for New York" in the gallery of the Czech Center New York.
On the occasion of the festive season, the Czech Center in New York has prepared a series of events celebrating the tradition of Czech glass-making. One of the highlights is a new collection of unique Christmas ornaments manufactured in the renowned Glass School in Železný Brod, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
The beautiful Christmas ball ornaments, which are currently on display at the Heller Gallery in New York City, were created by teachers and students from the Glass School in Železný Brod, the largest institution of its kind in Europe.
But the Heller Gallery is not the only place where New Yorkers can currently admire the delicate, rainbow-coloured glass ornaments. They can also adorn a Christmas tree at the Bohemian National Hall, says Mr. Konvalina:
The Christmas balls from Železný Brod also play a role in a special music video, featuring a long-lost Czech Christmas carol: