Planned as a colourful and giddy continuation of Christmas holidays, the January exhibition "Symbols of Happiness" of Art Visa Bulgaria gallery provoked the viewers to unpuzzle the symbols of light in the artistic interpretations of two Bulgarian painters, who need no introduction - Alexandrina Karadjova and Pavel Mitkov.
Guest artist to the gallery was the French painter Marie-Chantal Biella, consort to His Excellency Mark Michielsen, ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium in Bulgaria.
The opening event of the exhibition was held on the 10th of January 2012, coinciding with the annual meeting of the European Club with the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. An opening speech was given by the Chamber's Chairman - Tsvetan Simeonov. Official guests included the Bulgarian Minister of European Funds - Tomislav Donchev, the Chairman of the European Club - Mrs. Ingrid Shikova, His Excellency Leszek Hensel - ambassador of Poland, His Excellency Mark Michielsen - ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium and thirteen more European ambassadors.
The exhibition was also visited by more than seventeen European commercial attaches as well as many business representatives and fans to the contemporary Bulgarian art.