Armenian Artists Celbrate1600th with Modern Flair

In celebration of the 1600th Anniversary of the creation of the Armenian Alphabet–Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter’s Cultural Division will be hosting an art exhibition displaying modern renditions of the Armenian alphabet by famous Armenian artists.

The 38 letters of the Armenian alphabet were created 1,600 years ago in 405 A.D by St. Mesrob Mashdotz. Since its creation the letters were never changed or modified–making the Armenian language one of the most precise languages. The alphabet played an enormous role in the preservation of the national cultural identity of the Armenian people.

In honor of the 1600th anniversary–Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter’s Cultural Division wanted to highlight the beauty and the importance of the Armenian letters by hosting an art exhibition starting October 7-9 at Ararat Center located at 3347 N. San Fernando Road–Los Angeles–CA 90065.

Thirty-eight local and out-of-state Armenian artists were invited to each sponsor and recreate one letter based on their own interpretation. On display will be the 38 renditions of each letter as well as other works of art featuring the Armenian Alphabet.

His Holiness Aram I Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia–will mark the opening of the Art Exhibition on Thursday–October 6th at 7:00 p.m. at an invitation-only dedication ceremony. The art exhibition is endorsed by the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Armenia–Consulate General Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles–City of Glendale and Homenetmen Western United States Regional Executive Committee.

Attendees can view the works of art on display and also place a bid on each piece during a silent auction. The art exhibition is open to the public on Friday 10/7 & Saturday 10/8–from 11:00 am – 10:00 p.m.–and Sunday 10/9–from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. The silent auction results will be announced on Sunday 10/9–at 4:00 pm.

A commemorative art book with pictures of all the pieces will be available for purchasing. The book also contains brief biographies of all the artists who are presenting their work. The 38 artists that will display their work are: Adana–Alenoush Khachikian–Alina Mnatsakanian–Albert Djanbazian–Alexander Sadoyan–Anahid Boghosian–Armineh Havan–Dro Arzooian–Artak Atanyan–Gegam Kacherian–Gohar–Harry Vorperian–Henri Khodaverdi–J. Natasha Kostan–Lara Minassian–Liana Goroian–Martiros Adalian–Minas Gharibian–Minas Halajian–Norik Dilanchyan–Seeroon Yeretzian–Seda Baghdassarian–Sev–Sevak Petrosian–Maggie Simonian–Sophia Gasparian–Srboohie Abajian–Raffi Adalyan–Vachag–Vahram Hovakimyan,Varouzhan Hovakimyan–Vladimir Atanyan–Arpineh Shakhbandarian–Arthur Zakarian–Tamar Khachatrian–Sarkis Muradyan–Ara Tevkantz–Oshin Saginian–and Samvel Marutyan.

Banners have been posted on Brand Blvd. displaying information on the upcoming art exhibition. For further information on Armenian Alphabet Art Exhibition or our organization please call us at 323-256-2564 weekdays after 2:00 p.m. or visit our website at www.ararat.org or e-mail us at info@ararat.org. Homenetmen’s Cultural Division is honored to host an art exhibition to celebrate the anniversary of the creation of the Armenian Alphabet. Homenetmen Glendale "Ararat" Chapter was founded in December of 1978 and is a non for profit organization that provides year-round athletic–scouting and cultural programs and activities to youth.

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