Forged from the powerful dream of Lyubomir Levchev, renown Bulgarian poet, writer, diplomat and visionary, the Bulgarian-American Creative Society has created a bridge between two cultures since 2002. Established as an artists exchange program, participants reside in either the enchanting village of Polkovnik Serafimovo in the mysterious Rhodope Mountains in the Republic of Bulgaria or the small, bohemian City of New London, Connecticut in the United States of America.
In a collaboration between three entities: The Orpheus Foundation in Bulgaria, The Griffis Art Center in New London, CT USA and the Griffis Foundation in New London, CT USA, invited painters, poets and cultural ambassadors are welcomed to their host countries to be immersed in the art, ideas, culture and spirit of their new communities. As Hugh Kenneth Hill, former United States Ambassador in Sophia, Republic of Bulgaria said:" They take away the beauty of this special place on their canvases and the deeper impressions that are left in their senses and in their souls, and they also leave a part of themselves behind."
Artists are selected by invitation only.