Arts & Culture articles

Theatre Review: A Hunger Artist

Even at the height of William Saroyan’s career as a playwright, in the late 1930s and early 1940s, his critics took issue with the sense of optimism in his Depression-era works. The prominent Marxist critic Philip Rahv mocked Saroyan’s “formula of innocence” as “the formula of ‘Ah, the wonder, the beauty of it all!’” and decried the “fairy-tale aspect” of his plays.

Gyumri Artist Takes on The United Kingdom

The British Ambassador to Armenia, Charles Londsdale, on October 22, hosted a reception for Armenian artist Arshak Sarkissian. The event, marked Sarkissian’s forthcoming departure for London, where he will attend the opening of an exhibition of his recent works. Present at the Ambassador’s reception were family and friends of Sarkissian, local artists and art patrons, as well as representatives of museums, and the Ministry of Culture.

Stephanie’s Art Gallery to Exhibit Four Renowned Artists

Jean Carzou, Edgar Chahine, Jean Jansem, and Leon Tutundjian are household names in the European and Armenian art worlds. On Friday, November 13, at a special reception at Stephanie’s Art Gallery in La Canada, CA which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, their legendary artworks – oil paintings, watercolors and drawings – will be on display. The exhibition will continue on Saturday, November 14, and Sunday, November 15.