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“Dor” by Mari Calai – Virtual Book Launch
April 14, 2021 @ 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Dor it is being said, is one of those untranslatable Romanian concepts. Roughly meaning “longing,” Dor is the title of Mari Calai’s latest book. As Lynn Radeka noted, “the book is a visual journey through images that evoke a sense of longing,” in other words, “Dor” is Mari’s visual attempt to illustrate this very Romanian concept.
We invite you on Wednesday, April 14 at 8 pm EST / 6pm MST / 5 pm PST to the virtual launch of “Dor” and to a discussion with the author about what led her to write and illustrate this book with her amazing photography. The event is being organized by Romanians of DC with the support of Bucharest Inside the Beltway from Denver and ARCS – American Romanian Cultural Society from Seattle.
The event will take place via Zoom and broadcast live on Facebook. To join the zoom event please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwofuGgpzgiGdarwMNFHgbx3mQAu8i6Cehj
Mari Calai has been an artist for the past 10 years. Born and raised in Romania, and for the later part of her life living abroad from Italy, to the United States and South Korea, she has been traveling the world exploring different cultures, and that is what inspires her the most. She is an international award-winning photographer and an avid painter with her most recent exhibitions in Seoul, South Korea and Washington, DC. As a mixed media artist, her work is sublime and marked by a nostalgic realism. Her previous book, “Adagio,” an illustrated story of her children’s childhood, was widely praised in Korea, where it was published and was the subject of two photo exhibitions in Seoul.