April 14, 2010

FIVB President Wei presents a work of art for President Fernandez

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, April 14, 2010 - FIVB President Mr. Jizhong Wei presented the Dominican Republic Minister of Sports and Recreation Mr. Felipe Payano with a masterpiece painting to be delivered to Dr. Leonel Fernández Reyna, President of the Dominican Republic in gratitude for all the hospitality and warmth of local authorities and the people in Punta Cana during the FIVB Executive and Board of Administration annual meetings.


Mr. Wei made the presentation at the end of the opening ceremony of the joint meeting of FIVB bodies attended by Payano, Luis Mejía Oviedo, President of the Dominican Olympic Committee and Ramón García, President of the Dominican Volleyball Federation.


The work of art’s author is Mr. Wang Shuping, a famous painter in China who has been committed to artistic creation for over 30 years and whose ink and wash works, particularly those of eagles and hawks, have been acclaimed for its charm and elegance.


He recently held an exhibition at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and several museums around the world have kept his works for permanent display, including the world-famous British Royal Museum of London.


Mr. Wang has won the honor of the “Oriental King of the Eagle” and he has been invited to produce paintings for Chinese Embassies and when Chinese leaders go abroad for state visits, his works are often presented to foreign head of state as precious gifts.


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