The Town Hall of Olula del Río, through the Department of Festivities, has carried out the presentation of the cover of the artist Eva Urán for the fair and festivities 2023.
Eva María Urán Angulo, a native of Purchena, has lived in Olula del Río for a decade and is the mother of two children. She has been baptised as an onion maker with the fire and gunpowder of the wheelbarrows and the pulling and collecting of donuts.
“My interest in painting started when I was very young and I have been working professionally in the world of painting for about ten years. I am currently a teacher and I direct the municipal school of drawing and painting in Olula del Río, Oria and Macael. In my career I have painted on different themes, such as portraits, still life and landscapes. My work is in continuous evolution. I have participated in collective and individual exhibitions in Madrid, Seville and Cadiz. Among them it is worth mentioning the exhibition in the art museum of Almería entitled “Mujer y arte” in its first two editions”.
“When I was informed that I had been chosen to design the cover of the book for the fair and festivities of Olula del Río 2023, I felt a great joy and at the same time a great responsibility to capture the spirit of this celebration through one of my paintings. In my work I have put the emphasis on the midday fair, as this is one of the most emblematic moments of Olula’s fiestas. In my youth we used to come to Olula to enjoy the midday fair, as this type of celebration was a reference in the area and over the years it has been consolidated as an example to be followed by all the towns in the area.
In my painting I express the vision of a young couple who visit the midday fair and are fascinated by the image and the atmosphere that is created with the whole avenue decked out for the occasion”.
This event marks the start of a month full of sporting, cultural and leisure activities for everyone, September and January are undoubtedly the months when the people of Onion are at their most vibrant.
The poster represents the sensation that can only be experienced on the avenue, that of reunion, joy, life in capital letters and above all the feeling of being part of a great town.
Olula is life, it is activity, it is a cultural, gastronomic, commercial and leisure destination at the highest level, with an influx of people that give the town a great dynamism.
The Olula del Río Town Hall has programmed a wide range of leisure activities for these local festivities, with which they want to attract the neighbours of the region. Everyone knows the importance of the midday fair in the town, which gives way to a spectacular night fair with great performances.