The Museum of Art in Braşov hosted the exhibit?s varnishing of twelve artists from Mehedinţi county, located in the south-western side of Romania. The artists presented their works within a cultural interchanges program, established by the prefectures of Braşov and Mehedinţi counties, following the initiative of the prefects Aurelian Danu and Lazar Madaras.
Ioan Mercea, president of the Plastic Artists Association from Mehedinţi county, painter and native of Ardeal historical province, consecrated his career to valorise the artistic movement in Mehedinţi after 1966: ?The visual attitude enriched by the collaboration of two artistic generations who find an encounter point in the emotional communication area. The originality notion, as a determinative element of the real communication, is therefore redefined. There is a benefic thing that artists from different areas could work together in common cultural programs. We get better know each other, and we can communicate, for the benefit of both parts?.
An exotic Artist
Among the twelve artists, whose works known even abroad the inhabitants of Braşov had the chance to admire, there was an exotic presence: Ayako Yamada. The woman comes from Japan; she graduated The ?Musashino? Plastic Arts Faculty in Tokyo and took residence in Turnu Severin. ?I teach at the local Arts Highschool and I express myself as an artist within The Plastic Artists Union ? Mehedinţi subsidiary. I love very much what I?m doing and I learned easily Romanian. I like Braşov and I?m eager to establish cultural interchanges with artists in the whole world?.