The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Ashot Kocharian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Lebanon, MP Hagop Pakradounian, Mr. Artranig Meserlian, Mayor of Burj Hammoud and a large number of artists and art lovers.
The welcome speech was recited by Ms. Lola Beuyukian on behalf of the Art Gallery’s Committee.
In her speech, Beuyukian said, "Dreamlike yet impressive is the artistic world of Carlos Sayadyan. He is one of the most significant names of Armenian Contemporary Art, who has created a unique signature through decades of work. The landscape paintings of Sayadyan are rich and plethoric. He has visited all of Armenia and a part of Western Armenia to complete his collection of The Armenian Landscape."
In the end, Beuyukian expressed gratitude to the sponsor of the event Mr. Chane Yerevania.
Havatian said that this exhibition is a stepping stone that promises a start of an artistic collaboration between Armenian and Lebanon. He also stated that The Hamazkayin Art Gallery is a cultural hearth which will remain the home of all artists.
He also thanked Mr. Chahe Yerevanian.
He said that each individual views his art differently; and that each picks their own impressions and messages from his paintings. He says he respects everyone's viewpoint and opinions.
In the end, Mr. Chahe Yerevanian spoke his word in which he praised artist Carlos Sayadyan’s unique artwork. He stated that Sayadyan and his likes honor the Armenian culture and inspire pride to all Armenians. He stated that he was pleased to be the patron of this exhibition.
Carlos Sayadyaris exhibition at The Hamazkayin Lucy Tutunjian Gallery continues till March 10, 2014, daily (except Sundays) from 9:30 a.m. till 7:30 pm