Kështjella e Krujës (Castle of Krujës)
Medium:Ink on Paper
Date:May 13 2017
Height: 16.5 in
Width: 11.75 in
Depicted in this drawing is the entrance of the Castle of Krujës in Kruja, Albania. The castle has withstood multiple sieges over its history, dating back to 1432. Today it is a center of tourism in Albania and a source of inspirations to Albanians. President Haas visited Albania in 2017 and acquired this drawing directly from the artist while he was there. President Haas toured Kruje with GVSU alumna, Dr. Eglantina Gjermeni (MSW, 1998). Gjermeni is the elected representative to Albania’s parliament from that district, and she is also the current Minister of Urban Development for Albania. She was awarded April 2017 “Distinguished Alumnus Award” at GVSU.