I. Smetana's Creative Litomyšl 2005

The 2005 session was already being organised as Smetana's Creative Litomyšl. Among the founders were the director of East Bohemian Gallery in Pardubice Martin Dostál, deputy governor of the Pardubice Region Miroslav Brýdl, director of Smetana's Litomyšl Opera Festival Jan Pikna, director of Kampa Museum Jiří Lammel, gallery owner Zdeněk Sklenář, director of City Gallery in Litomyšl Helena Zemanová and director of City Gallery in Vysoké Mýto Pavel Chalupa. From the beginning the plan was to tie the exhibitions with Smetana's Litomyšl Opera Festival and this is why the name of Bedřich Smetana - seemingly illogically - was used in the name of exhibitions of fine art. (Mařák's Creative Litomyšl inspired by another Litomyšl native would have undoubtedly sounded equally good; naming it after painter Antonín Dvořák, another famous Litomyšl native who worked in Litomyšl in the 19th century, would have certainly been witty.)