Hrair Hawk Khatcherian to Present his Book

Photographer Hrair Hawk Khatcherian (Source: American University of Armenia)
Photographer Hrair Hawk Khatcherian (Source: American University of Armenia)

Photographer Hrair Hawk Khatcherian (Source: American University of Armenia)

MISSION HILLS — Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and the City of Glendale Arts & Culture, will host renowned Canadian-Armenian photographer Hrair Hawk Khatcherian to present his book 100 (1915-2015).

  • Sunday January 17. 2016, 4PM at Ararat-Eskijian Museum/Sheen Chapel
    15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills CA 91345
  • Thursday January 21, 2016 7PM at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center
    2015 Colorado St. Glendale Ca., 91205

100 (1915-2015) book includes more than 1,000 photographs and is a visual record of the rich Armenian cultural heritage that has survived and flourished. Beginning with Mt. Ararat and the story of Noah’s ark, the book reflects the rise and fall of Armenian kingdoms, the establishment and ebbing of Armenian communities in Armenia and in foreign lands, and the current status of Armenians today. It contains photographs of cultural monuments, churches, monasteries, fortresses, coins, needlework, handicrafts, church vestments, carpets, artistic objects created by Armenian silversmiths and goldsmiths, frescos, carvings, manuscripts, cross-stones, cities, villages and many more. Khatcherian has dedicated this book to the memory of his grandparents, and the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide. Khatcherian will show case his photographs through a Power Point presentation.

Hrair Hawk Khatcherian was born in Lebanon in 1961. He moved to Canada in 1984. In 1988, he began to actively participate in Diaspora activities related to the Karabakh Movement. Despite being told in the early 1990’s that he had terminal cancer, Khatcherian has spent almost three decades presenting exhibitions, conferences, and photographic lectures around the globe. His photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, books and publications. Khacherian has published 12 photography books, among them: Artsakh: A Photographic Journey (1997), 40 Nudes (2001), Karabakh: 100 Pictures (2002), Yergir (2005), Flying Hye (2005), Armenian Ornamental Art (2010; in collaboration with Armen Kyurkchyan), Armenian Ornamental Script (2012) and One Church One Nation(2013). For almost three decades now Khatcherian has been presenting exhibitions,

Copies of the Hrair Hawk Khatcherian books will be available for sale during both events.

Admission to each event is free. Both presentations will be in English. Glendale visitors will receive 3 hours FREE parking across the street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the Adult Recreation Center front desk. These programs are a collaboration between Ararat Eskijian Museum and the Library, Arts & Culture Department.

For information contact:  (747) 500-7585 or ararat-eskijian-museum@netzero.net

Or Elizabeth Grigorian, (818) 548- 328Egrigorian@GlendaleCA.Gov

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