GLENDALE—As part of a continuation of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Month, an experiential light sculpture titled “Eternal Armenia” by artists Margarita Simonian, Vreje Bakalian, and Yeva Babayan will be on display across the green lawn of Glendale’s Central Park from May 14 to 28. The park is located at 216 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203.
The 18ft light-weight, circular-aluminum truss structure will be programmed with LED lighting. The ancient Armenian symbol of Eternity will light up the park like a beacon in the night while attracting astonishment in the daytime. Red, solar lit garden lights, symbolic of red poppies in remembrance of the almost 5,000 perished soldiers from the recent Artsakh war and the bloodshed of 1.5 million in the 1915 genocide, will also be spread across the field for all to cherish.
The Glendale Arts and Culture Commission generously sponsors this temporary art installation through funding from the Urban Art Program and support from Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, and Glendale Community Services and Parks.
The mission of the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission is to enrich the human experience, reinforce Glendale’s identity and civic pride through arts and culture, and recognize the importance of arts to our quality of life and the local economy. This is accomplished by consciously integrating arts and culture into the daily life of the people of Glendale through urban design, planning, economic development, and education. For more information about the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission, visit the website.
Founded in 1907, the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department includes six neighborhood libraries as well as the Brand Library & Art Center, a regional visual arts and music library and performance venue housed in the historic 1904 mansion of Glendale pioneer Leslie C. Brand, and the Central Library, a 93,000 square foot center for individuals and groups to convene, collaborate and create. Now on the web, GLAC also serves as the chief liaison to the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission which works to continually transform Glendale into an ever-evolving arts and culture destination. For more information contact Library, Arts & Culture at 818-548-2021 or via email at LibraryInfo@glendaleca.gov.
Known as the “Jewel City,” Glendale is the fourth largest city of Los Angeles County. With a population of more than 200,000, Glendale is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is rich in history, culturally diverse, and offers nearly 50 public parks, and easy access to a municipal airport. It is the home to a vibrant business community, with major companies in healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, retail, and banking. Its Arts and Culture Commission administers a developer- funded program which is working to transform Glendale into an arts and culture destination for the Southern California region.