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MITHRA International Foundation Third Annual Fundraiser
On October 5, 2013, Mithra International
Foundation held its Third Annual Fundraiser To Benefit Underprivileged Bulgarian Children With Talents In The Arts.
In the inviting atmosphere of the Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit Mithra’s event gathered people from four continents.
Ms. Kyoko Kashiwagi (violin) and Ms. Angelina Pashmakova (piano) captivated the audience with their masterly performance of
music by Mozart, Chopin, Pancho Vladigerov and Bartok. The high point of the concert was the premiere of the Sonata for
Piano # 6 by Velislav Zaimov. The Bulgarian composer created the Sonata for Ms. Pashmakova in 2012.
After the concert, Mithra’s guests enjoyed an after-glow reception surrounded by the art works of the participants in
Mithra’s Art Workshop for Underprivileged Bulgarian Children with Talents in the Fine Arts. More than twenty works in
different media were offered for sale in order to raise money for Mithra’s next project in Bulgaria. The greeting cards
made by the children attracted the most interest. For their creation, the young artists used materials ranging from fabrics
The live auction at the end of the fundraiser brought a lot of enthusiasm and
fun. Donations from a number of businesses helped in Mithra’s efforts to raise funds to support its mission: Empowerment
through Education, Art and Culture. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit underprivileged Bulgarian children with talents in the arts.
Mithra International Foundation would like to express its profound gratitude to Ms. Kyoko Kashiwagi and Ms. Angelina Pashmakova
for donating their talent, time and hard work to Mithra’s cause. Angelina and Kyoko, your mesmerized us with your brilliant
Mithra would like to thank Mr. Tim Hoy of the Steinway Piano Gallery of
Detroit for providing the wonderful venue for the fundraiser free of charge.
is grateful to all its guests and supporters who made the Third Annual Fundraiser a very special event.
THANK YOU ALL!
BY THE PARTICIPANTS
IN MITHRA'S CREATIVE WORKSHOP
FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED BULGARIAN CHILDREN
August 26-31, 2013 National Natural History Museum
|2013 Art Exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria
On Aug. 26, 2013,
Ms. Angelina Pashmakova, Vice President of Mithra International Foundation, opened the exhibition of art works by the participants
in Mithra's creative workshop for underprivileged Bulgarian children with talents in the fine arts. The exhibition showed
over twenty drawings in different media, all-occasion and Christmas cards and small jewelry pieces created by 10 children
during the art workshop. One of the surprises at the exhibition opening was Mithra's scholarship awardee, Alex Petrova,
who performed folk songs typical of the region where the art workshop took place.
|Ms. A. Pashmakova, Mrs. G. Toncheva and Guests
The workshop was made possible by the generosity of Mithra's sponsors and volunteers. It took place in the beautiful city
of Bansko in the Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria, on July 15-21, 2013. Ten children between the age of twelve and sixteen participated
in the event. For five days they were able to express themselves in different media assisted by the professional advice of
three Bulgarian artists.
Mithra International Foundation would
like to express its gratitude to:
Ms. Tania Laakman and Mr. Ivo Kirkov for inspiring and organizing the art workshop and its subsequent exhibition;
- Zlatana Panega" JSC for their generous sponsorship;
Ms. Zdravka Kostadinova, Ms. Boriana Stancheva-Kovacheva and Mr. Peter Petrov for their crucial contribution as art instructors
during the art workshop;
Ms. Mineva and 2M-KO TOURS agency for providing the logistics for the art workshop;
The Aneli Hotel in Bansko, Bulgaria for being a wonderful host to the partiscipants
in the art workshop'
Prof. Dr. Nikolay Spasov and Ms. Irina Gerassimova for gracefully offering the exhibition venue, the National Natural History
Museum in the heart of the Bulgarian capital Sofia.
The art works of the
participants in Mithra's first art workshop will be exhibited during Mithra's Third Annual Fundraiser For The Benefit
of Underprivileged Bulgarian Children With Talents In The Arts. The fundraiser will take place on Oct. 5, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
in the Steinway Piano Gallery Of Detroit, Commerce Twp., Michigan.
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|Seminar Participants With Ms. Laakman i Ms. Kostadinova
|With The Old Wives of Dobarsko
|Let's get creative!
The History of Bulgarian Third Tsardom
Told By Its
Orders and Medals
During this period six orders were
established by the Bulgarian sovereigns Prince Alexander Battenberg, Prince/Tsar (after 1908) Ferdinand I, and Tsar Boris
III. The first order “For Bravery” was established in 1879, the last and most prestigious one “SS. Cyril
and Methodius” - in 1909. The latter civil order has been the highest award in
Bulgaria. Since Bulgaria was involved in numerous military operations in those years four of the orders are military. Despite
that, civil service was recognized by Bulgarian rulers by ranking the order “For Civil Merit” above the order
“For Military Merit” in value.
10, 2013, Dr. Petrov delivered a lecture on Bulgarian orders and decorations from the Third Bulgarian Tsardom (1878 –
1946), a period which encompasses the restoration of the independence of the Bulgarian state from the Ottoman Empire
to the establishment of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Rare and aesthetically
very appealing decorations, sometimes referred to as “orders”, include “For Service to Humanity”,
“Ascension of Ferdinand I to the Throne”, “10-years Service”- and “20-years Service”-crosses
as well several “Red Cross” decorations. It is notable that the majority of Bulgarian orders and medals have distinct
versions for dames identifiable by characteristic “bow tie” ribbons.
ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CONCERT FOR THE BENEFIT OF UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN IN BULGARIA
MITHRA International would like to express its sincere
gratitude to all its friends and supporters who joined us for an evening of beauty and art.
On May 5, 2012, MITHRA International
Foundation held its Annual Fundraiser in Metro Detroit in the inviting atmosphere of the Birmingham Unitarian
Church. The event combined the talents of Bulgarian artist Ivo Kirkov (IvoK) and three beloved musicians from Metro Detroit:
Susan Joul (cell), Kyoko Kashiwagi (violin) and Angelina Pashmakova (piano).
The fundraiser opened with an exhibition and a silent auction of Bulgarian artist IvoK. His first show in the
United States entitled "Like Children Do" consists of twelve artist proofs completed in mixed media technique. It
is part of the artist's international project dedicated to helping talented underprivileged children. Looking at the artworks, one’s imagination follows the artist’s plume enriched by a deep color palette,
or a fling of forms and patterns, to uncover images of beauty, child’s play, or … Dreamland, hidden in one’s
|IvoK and Guests
At 7 p.m. the doors of the church Sanctuary opened for a concert of
chamber music performed by a piano trio Joul, Kashiwagi and Pashmakova.
|Faces from Terraware
TERRAWARE EMBRACES MITHRA INTERNATIONAL's CAUSE
22, 2012, TERRAWARE hosted the MITHRA International Fundraiser at their store in Dundas, Ontario.
Terraware is a company
devoted to the highest standards in high-end garments. It is a business which is eco-responsible and dedicated to fair trade
practices. The friendship and association between MITHRA International and Terraware was built through Terraware's production
process. Terraware believes in giving back to all communities assisting their business model and facilitate their success.
|Kathryn Fairfield of Terraware and Dimi Koleva, MITHRA international
We would like to express our
gratitude to Ms. Kathryn Fairfield, owner and manager of TERRAWARE, who made this event a great success.It was a wonderful
time of having fun and building friendships.
We truly appreciate the support
of TERRAWARE team and all the amazing people who joined us in support of MITHRA's cause building an environmentally friendly
school for underprivileged and marginalized children in Bulgaria!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
On March 14, 2010, MITHRA International
Foundation had its first fundraising concert. Three renouned musicians from three different continents mesmerized the audience
at the Birmingham Unitarian Church. Mr. Ron Fischer, Ms. Kyoko Kashiwagi and Ms. Angelina Pashmakova performed Mozart's
arias from "The Magic Flute“
for two violins, Smetana's
Domoviny (from My Homeland),
Janáček's Ballada from Sonata for Violin and Piano, Pancho
Vladigerov's Prelude for Piano, Op 15, and Song for Violin and Piano. The conclusion of
the concert was Moszkowski's Suite for Two Violins and Piano, Op 71.
|MITHRA International Benefit Concert
We would like to thank
our wonderful audience of music connoisseurs for being part of the event and supporting us. We are especially grateful
to the Birmingham Unitarian Church for providing the facilities. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the
members of the organizing committee Mr. Ron Fredrick, Ms. Anita Plous and Ms. Barbara Woolf for all their dedication
On Jan 31,
2010, for a seventh consecutive year the Troy Public Library hosted The Day of the Bulgarian Culture and Art. This
year the event was sponsored by MITHRA International Foundation.
Ms. Angelina Pashmakova, piano, and the young
Bulgarian clarinetist Ivan Ivanov performed music by the Bulgarian composers Obretenov, Remenkov, Tekeliev and Stoyanov for
the first time in the United States.
A lecture on Ancient Thrace, the land of megalithic culture, of Orpheus and
Zalmoxis, of ancient myths and the most ancient gold treasures preserved for the mankind was delivered by Dimitrina Koleva.
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