The opening speech was delivered by Art Gallery representative Grace Lojikian who presented the artist and his creativity journey.
Havatian thanked the Hamazkayin Armenia Office for their collaboration in organizing this kind of high-quality exhibitions in Lebanon. He also thanked the artist, Anatoly Grigorian, highlighting the artist’s high human and cultural values, and referring to his invaluable contribution as Head of the Department of Painting at State Academy of Fine Arts in preparing expert future generations.
Art Gallery director Hagop Havatian welcomed the Minister and briefly introduced her to the history of the Gallery specially mentioning the more than 20 individual and collective exhibitions that the Art Gallery has organized over the years though which it has introduced renowned artists and young talents from Armenia.
In her word, the Minister appreciated the collaboration and contribution of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society with the Ministry. She then spoke of this exhibition highly praising Grigorian’s art and his contribution to the discovery of new talents. Finally, she honored the artist with the Armenian Diaspora Ministry's Arshile Gorky medal.
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