The 5th International South-East Origami Festival, Charlotte, NC, USA, September 24-30, 2002
"Oriland Hits Town - 1st time ever entire international award winning kingdom on display"
Southeast Origami Festival Souvenir Album 2002, p 10
"By far and away the best exhibit was Oriland by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov. What an amazing piece of work. They had all the 'bergs' set up." Ibid., p 61
Oriland Exhibition: Goblington
"It was fascinating and wonderfully fulfilling to see such a creation. It was soul satisfying because each piece was a work of art in color, space and beauty. I was thrilled to spend time in Oriland during the Origami Festival in Charlotte! Although each and every scene was a treat, I must admit that seeing the castles and the Ferris Wheel scenes as particularly interesting. Let me add the St. Basil Cathedral to this as well. Having said that, probably the most mind boggling was the sensitive creativity of all the Oriland creatures. GENIUS AT WORK is the only way to describe this incredible display. As if all that were not enough, the Oribana was beautiful to behold, as well. One of the most simple creations, the rose with a few simple folds was just breathtaking in the peach-colored paper. Hooray for the art and magic of Oriland!!! Many Thanks. It was and is a FEAST FOR THE EYES AND THE HEART! I am convinced that if Oriland doesn't open the hearts of people, NOTHING WILL! Keep up the good work; it is a wonderful gift to the world!!!"
Yvonne Klancko, United States