Zaro’s Art Show to Benefit ARS Nairy Preschool

MONTEBELLO–Artist Zaro’s love for children and her palette of inspiring and beautiful compositions will converge on Friday, Nov. 3, when the Armenian Relief Society Nairy Chapter presents an art show featuring her paintings at 7:30 p.m. Tumanjan Hall to benefit the ARS Nairy preschool in Montebello. The community is invited to attend the event. Zaro Piliguian was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. Her cultural environment was a harmonious fusion of Armenian, European and Egyptian influences. She began taking art classes at the Armenian Boghossian School, where renowned artists A. Zorian and M. Gregoire were her art teachers. Later, she enrolled in private art classes with H. Hampar and studied at the Alexandria School of Fine Arts. She continued her art education in the US, became involved in community organizations, taught art at Mesrobian School, while dedicating herself to the creation of her vision of the world in sensitive colors. Zaro has done many group and solo exhibitions through the US and Canada. Zaro’s exceptional artistic talents were first appreciated by her classmates, in the late 40’s in Alexandria. At the end of the school year, buying fancy notebooks, called "autographe"–the prototype of today’s yearbooks–in which students express their thoughts and well wishes. Zaro’s inscriptions were prized above all, because they were always illustrated with their warm watercolor drawings and unusual designs. The artists reflective nature is apparent in all of her compositions. Recurrent themes include: innocence, motherhood, music, dance, spirituality and children at play. Among the many worthy projects that the ARS Nairy chapter sponsors, the preschool is the one that best complemen’s Zaro’s artistic sensibility. In fact, the artist selected the preschool to be the beneficiary of the event. Today, the ARS Nairy Preschool, which opened in 1998, boasts the distinction of being a part of the Los Angeles Universal Preschool, a provider of high quality preschool in the region.

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