The Hamazkayin Art Gallery’s main sponsor, artist Lucy Tutunjian, presented her oil paintings during an exhibition that opened on May 5, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., at the art gallery.
The exhibition features 31 creations, with such titles as “Beauty and Simplicity,” “The Last Try,” “Family Reunion,” and others. Through their lively colors, the paintings present human feelings and lifestyles, as well as nature and scenery.
In his welcome address, Hagop Havatian, director of the Hamazkayin Lucy Tutunjian Art Gallery, said that since the gallery’s inauguration in November 2009, Tutunjian has been following closely, with satisfaction, the work of the gallery that bears her name.
Havatian said that Tutunjian set — under the auspices of Hamazkayin — the foundation of a structure that continues to function successfully, thanks to the collective efforts of everybody involved. Havatian thanked Tutunjian as well as all those who support the art gallery.
Speaking at the opening, Archbishop Kegham Khatcherian, the Prelate of the Armenian Diocese in Lebanon, said that the Lucy Tutunjian Art Gallery is a gathering place for Lebanese-Armenian artists. He added that Tutunjian has always supported, financially and morally, various fields in the Lebanese-Armenian community.
Next, Tutunjian’s grandson, Garen Tutunjian, presented the biography of his grandmother, and noted that the work being done in the art gallery is commendable.
At the end of the opening, Lucy Tutunjian addressed attendees, saying that through her paintings, she has presented the different faces of nature and man.
Tutunjian added that the Hamazkayin Art Gallery should be a forum where young painters can present their artworks, so that they can become representatives of the Lebanese-Armenian painting tradition in the future.
The exhibition remains open till May 17, 2011, Mondays through Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.