On the opening day of Orchis, the mayor of Providence Angel Taveras issued citations to the collaborators on the Orchis project. Due to a spelling error, my citation had to be redone and I have received it recently. I want to share it with my family, friends, and readers, and thank Mayor Taveras for his kind gesture. I am honored to have received this citation.
The full text reads:
A. Cemal Ekin
I, ANGEL TAVERAS, Mayor the City of Providence, do hereby confer upon you this citation in recognition of your renowned achievements as a photographer, your “Dance of the Orchids” series being the direct inspiration for Festival Ballet Providence’s commissioned ballet, Orchis. The residents of Providence join me in applauding your work and in wishing you further success on the momentous occasion of the Festival Ballet’s performance of the ballets Agon and Orchis at Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Given under the Seal of the Mayor of the City of Providence
this 8th day of March, 2013