AGBU Pasadena to host Contemporary Armenian Art exhibition

AGBU Pasadena to host Contemporary Armenian Art exhibition

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Pasadena/Glendale Chapter will be hosting an art exhibition titled ‘Contemporary Armenian Art 2013’ from February 22 through February 24, 2013, at the AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Center, in Pasadena.

Through this exhibition, AGBU strives to raise funds for its youth oriented and cultural activities, and at the same time promote fourteen talented Armenian artists, presenting their work in oil, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. The artists reside in Armenia, Lebanon, Mexico, as well as the United States. Among them are twelve painters, a sculptor, as well as a photographer.

“Our goal is to create awareness of the tremendous talent that exists among Armenian artists as well as to give Southern Californians the opportunity to possess one or more of these unique pieces,” says Contemporary Armenian Art 2013 Committee Chair, Haig Messerlian, who has been working closely with the artists to facilitate their participation in the exhibition. “To have the work of fourteen artists - several of whom will be present at this art exhibition - is a show of force of Armenian talent from different countries, which gives this exhibition a unique and an extraordinary aspect of creativity and diversity.”

AGBU Pasadena/Glendale Chapter Chairperson, Aleen L. Khanjian, Esq. adds, “We are grateful to these artists who have agreed to sell their pieces at special prices in order to benefit the Chapter’s youth activities. We are certain that the 350 youth that our Chapter serves - on a weekly basis - will benefit tremendously from the graciousness of these fourteen, talented Armenian artists.”

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