With this exhibition, Agopian presents 19 paintings depicting Cypress tree roots. He thus conveys the message that we should always stay connected to our roots, to our spiritual and intellectual values. The paintings express this in a clear and vivid manner. They also demonstrate all kinds of aspects of human life.
The next speaker was Ms. Hala Haddad who is in charge of the Arabic programs of Radio Voice of Van. She talked about the images of roots painted by Agopian, adding that they give us the opportunity to imagine the parts that are above the ground. She also referred to the presence of the Armenian roots that are dominant in Agopian’s works.
Haddad said that, through its initiatives and progress in the past three years, the Hamazkayin Lucy Tutunjian Art Gallery has attracted everybody’s attention and has provided the Bourj Hammoud area with a new look.
Haddad also praised the presence of the exhibition’s sponsor, adding that in addition to his duties as Mayor, he has contributed to and has always supported cultural and literary initiatives.
Gebara highly praised the Armenian people’s role in and contribution to the development of cultural life in Lebanon. The organization of such cultural events by the Armenian community, especially nowadays that we live in not so favorable conditions, reminds Lebanese people about the country’s once rich cultural scene and achievements.
Gebara concluded his speech by commending the organization of such cultural initiatives. He also added that the area of Jdeideh was previously a part of the Bourj Hammoud Municipality region. The two municipalities continue to work together and serve residents for the development of both areas, he said.
The exhibition runs until 29 May 2013, every day from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (except Sundays).