Poetry and music filled the Hamazkayin “Lucy Tutunjian” Art Gallery on the evening of 14 May 2015 where many artists and art-lovers had gathered to celebrate the launch of AGOPIAN’s AYPUPEN Exhibition. The 38 Armenian Letters with their vibrant colors and various patterns told the century-old tales of the language presenting its merit and beauty.
Suzy Derederian welcomed the attendees and stressed that now more than ever we need to care for our mother language and to pour our heart and soul in the development and conservation of this treasure which ensures our future and existence.
She thanked the sponsors of the event, Mr. & Mrs. Stephan and Tamar Der Bedrossian for their moral and financial support. She also thanked all those who participated in the artistic program of the evening.
“Agopian harbors deep faith towards the brilliant future of the Armenians and with his art he stands in front of the foreigner with national pride.”
With their folk instruments, young Armenian musicians filled the Art Gallery with their national tunes.
With emotional and heartfelt recitation, Haverj Shekherdemian delivered “Dagh Antsnagan” (Personal Carol) by Yeghiche Charent; then Soprano Shoghig Torossian captivated the audience with her interpretation of “Hayots Darer” (Armenian Letters).
With his encouraging words, artist Krikor Agopian expressed gratitude to the performers stressing that all forms of art should be appreciated and encouraged by the public.
The program was concluded by the performance of the “Kousan” Choir.
The exhibition, which continues till the end of the month, features the 38 letters of the Armenian Alphabet painted in vibrant Acrylic colors and 2 paintings one of Sasountsi Tavit and one of Katch Vartan.