Elvira Cemortan Volosin's "Ethnos"
A Rotary Friendship Exchange team of twelve people from Romania and Moldova will be visiting Oregon in August.
RFE is an exchange program where Rotarians from different districts around the world visit each other's districts, learning about the other country's culture and developing friendships. Twelve Oregonians visited Romania and Moldova in May, and now a team from there will visit our district. One member of this team is an artist, Elvira Cemortan-Volosin.
Elvira Cemortan-Volosin is a native of the Republic of Moldova and is President of the Cultural Center Artelit in Chisinau, Moldova. She graduated from the Academy of Music, Theatre and Arts in 1995 and focused initially on tapestry work. She later expanded her focus as she was guided by mysteries and visions to a new arena of exceptionally beautiful work, which has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums in her native country of Moldova, as well as in Brussels, Paris, and Romania. Her latest exhibition is entitled Ethnos, and it will be available for viewing and purchase at New Zone Gallery on August 14 and 15.
A reception honoring Cemortan-Volosin will be held on Saturday, August 15, from 1pm to 5pm at the gallery. Half of the proceeds from the sale of her works will go to Eugene Southtowne Rotary's Literacy Project, and the
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other half will go to a Moldovan charity project, Books for Every Child, which Cemortan-Volosin sponsors in Moldova. In addition, Cemortan-Volosin has generously offered to give a master’s art class for local students in the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program.