23 August 2013, 16:49
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Gallery Z holds '50+ Years of Contemporary Armenian Artists'

Gallery Z completes the summer and welcomes the fall with an eclectic large-scale group exhibition incorporating over fifty works of art from a plethora of well known Armenian artists. For over a decade, Galley Z has proudly celebrated and exhibited artwork from local and international artists working in a diverse array of mediums: this show is comprised of paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and mixed media by many highly established and world-renowned Armenian artists. Fashioned after a library-style hanging, with emphasis on detail, comfort and warmth, the abundance of styles, textures, and subjects together enable an energizing and inspiring perspective into the widespread world of contemporary Armenian art. By combining abstracted works, vibrant landscapes, hand carved engravings, and innovative portraits, the “50+ Years of Contemporary Armenian Artists” exhibit has been enticing numerous art collectors.

The artists in this exhibit include: Vladmir Aivazayan b.1915 d.1999, Marcel Apkarian , N.G. Arifian , Levon Armenius, Lazar Artazian b.1857 d.1924, “PAKRAD” Ashot-Krikorian b.1939, Rafael Atoya b.1931, Mariam Attarian, Minas Avetisian b.1928 d.1975, Martin Barooshian b.1929, Seda Bekarian b.1953, Nora Chavoosian, Yevkine De Gréef b.1934, Nona Dihizian, Robert Elibekian b.1941, Samuel Gareginyan b.1961, A. Gevorkian b.1928 d.2003, Emma Gregorian b.1943, Alexander O. Grigorian b.1927 d.2007, Avejik A. Hagopian b.1944, Harutune Hovhanesian    b.1922, Edward Issabekian b.1914 d.2007, Levon Jamgochian  b.1947, Albert Khachaderian b.1938, Vava Khachadourian b. 1895 d.1984, Stephen Koharian b.1982, Mary Melikian b.1927, Kevork Mourad b.1970, Zareh Mutafian  b.1907 d.1980,  Sevan Naccashian,  Petros Najarian, Reuben Nakian   b.1897 d.1986, Karnig Nalbandian b.1916 d.1989, Marsha Odabashian  b.1954, Martin Petrosyan  b.1936, Hovsep Pushman b.1877 d.1966, Simon Samsonian  b.1915 d.2003, Martiros Saryan b.1880 d.1972, Ekanyan Spartak, Kegham Tazian b.1938, Vartan Tovmasian b.1948.

The permanent collection at Gallery Z contains over 160 works of art from previously featured artists, many of whom are Armenian. The “50+ Years of Contemporary Armenian Artists” exhibit links both exhibit rooms to provide a contemporary edge to the gallery’s energy.

Traditionally, on the last Thursday of each month, the participating Public art Window organization at Gallery Z hosts a fundraising event to elevate public awareness and consciousness for its cause. This month, on August 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. (Gallery Z’s Art, Food & Wine Creating Awareness for a Cause) Gallery Z will partner with the non-profit organization, “Aurea, The Alchemy of Music and Words.”  Aurea’s concerts combine poetry, drama, classical and folk music, puppetry, and movement into performances that sweep from intimate chamber settings to major theatrical venues.  This event will feature cuisine provided by a local Providence restaurant and world-class hand-selected wine provided by I. M. Gan Discount Liquors located at 380 Warwick Ave., Warwick, Rhode Island. 

On Sunday, September 8 at 2:30 p.m. there will be a discussion on the current Armenian exhibit led by Gallery Z Director Berge Ara Zobian in cooperation with the International Institute on the "Global Series." This will be the final event and the last day of this exhibit.    

Located on Historic Federal Hill in Providence, Gallery Z provides the Rhode Island community with an eclectic collection of art by Armenian, local, national, and international artists from the 20th century to the present. Since its inception in 2001 by photographer Bérge Ara Zobian, Gallery Z has been spearheading efforts to connect the public with the growing arts community. The gallery’s public art window was created in the same spirit, geared towards raising awareness of issues of importance to those in our community. Gallery Z is a member of Gallery Night, Providence, and holds opening receptions on the third Thursday of each month. Gallery Z offers an intimate setting that attracts a diverse clientele and provides a center for experiencing fine art in a historic neighborhood in Providence.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12 to 8 p.m., and by appointment or by chance.


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