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Contemplating Time, Ann Francis, Ireland

It has become a tradition for the International Association of "Euro Photo Art" (AIEFA) to organize every year, under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art (recognized by UNESCO), an international exhibition of photographers, dedicated to International Women's Day. The organizing partners of the International Salon of Photographic Art entitled "Woman" were the Museum of the Land of Crișuri, through the Oradea City Museum section, as well as the Japanese multinational company Summit Agro Romania, a company that provides farmers with technology and Japanese experience for rich harvests. and healthy eating. Photographers from the 62 AIEFA Partner Organizations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, who sent 180 images for selection, were invited to participate in the 8th edition of the exhibition entitled "The Woman". The curator of the Association selected from the recorded images 72 photos of a high artistic outfit made by the photographer artists from Europe: Italy, Serbia, Slovakia, Malta, Romania and Hungary; Middle East: Saudi Arabia and Asia: India and Japan respectively. The opening of the international exhibition took place on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 16:00 in the Gallery "Euro Photo Art, FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania, within the Museum of the Land of Crișurilor, Oradea City Museum section, in the presence of a large audience, mostly represented of ladies, who were greeted with red tulips, the universal symbol of love and peace. The opening was posted online on the Facebook page of the International Association: The participants were greeted by Dr. Ioan Ciorba, head of the Oradea City Museum, who appreciated the special role that women play in our lives, especially in a family, and welcomed the initiative to celebrate International Women's Day by an international exhibition of photographers. Next, the photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP, the president of AIEFA and the curator of the exhibition presented the context in which the International Exhibition was organized and deeply regretted the fact that from the 8th edition the creations of the photographers from Ukraine are missing! "Today we open an art exhibition in which the authors of the images are rewarded instead of prizes and medals, with flowers and the spring thoughts of visitors," said Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP. Mrs. Dr. Eng. Patricia Maria Știrbu, honorary member of AIEFA and president of Summit Agro Romania, greeted those present physically and online at the opening of the international exhibition and spoke about the universal symbols that unite us, as art unites us and helps us communicate beyond language or ethnic barriers: the symbol of spring, a holiday for farmers and for all of us, on the occasion of the rebirth of nature, as well as the symbol of mother and child, representing hope for a better future and the guarantee that that future will exist. "Unfortunately, in these times, the mother and the child have become a symbol of tragedy and war, through their tearful image. Summit Agro supports the efforts to help refugees in Ukraine, trying to bring back their light and smile on their faces, to become a symbol of hope again, in a better future. Also out of the desire to give hope and joy, the Summit Agro company supported this cultural gesture occasioned by the photographers, in the year that marks 25 years since the company was founded in Romania. We look responsibly and confidently to the next 25 years and promise that we will continue to innovate and be close to our partners and the cultural environment, to continue to bring light and smiles on the faces of women and children, "said Dr. Eng. . Patricia Maria Știrbu. The musical moments of the opening were offered by the manager of the Chamber Group "Duo Varadiensis" Oradea, the artist Thurzó Sándor József (viola), who delighted us with the pieces of the composers: Theresia Paradis "Sicilienne de Maria", Liana Alexandra "Melody", J Massenet - "Thais" and "Patrícia Tavares - Song". Finally, the photographer Stefan Toth congratulated the audience and offered the tulips to the ladies present at the opening. The International Photographic Art Salon entitled "Woman", dedicated to International Women's Day, can be visited until 06.04.2022, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 09:00 to 17:00 (closed on Mondays). The exhibited images can also be admired on the website of the International Association: (Photo by: EFA/ Csíki János)

A Special Opening…. With Many Flowers! - March 2022