Under the patronage of patriarchal diocese MGR Kevork Assadourian, Auxiliary Bishop of Beirut of the Armenian Catholic Church, the Hamazkayin “Lucy Tutunjian” Art Gallery hosted the opening ceremony of artist Arthur K. (Harout Kapriel Nicolian)’s exhibition titled “The Golden Houses” on the 20th of October 2016 at 7 p.m.
The event was attended by H.E. Mr. Samvel Mkrtchyan (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Lebanese Republic), Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian (Haigazian University President), and a number of artists and art-lovers.
The exhibition displays 31 paintings by Arthur K. characterized by their bright and vivid colors. The paintings remind us of the hope apparent in Lebanon's glorious and dark days.
The exhibition continues until 5 November 2016.
The Hamazkayin Art Gallery is open every day except Sundays from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Hagop Havatian (Art Gallery Director)
Arthur’s work integrates many virtues that reflect in his artwork.
Today we experience a moment of infinite cultural delight with the colors, beauty, and expressions that the “houses” of Arthur K from various Lebanese regions present.
Bishop Kevork Assadourian
We are gathered to enjoy the beauty and charm of a talented Lebanese-Armenian painter’s artworks, which are an expression of feelings and emotions, and that offer deep spiritual enjoyment.
Artists are the apostles of the Armenian culture. In Arthur’s spirit, we find love, patriotism, and feelings of national identity which are qualities that grab art lovers.
Arthur K. (The artist)
“The Golden Houses” represent actual ancient Lebanese golden houses that restore and rekindle the fire of the glorious days of Lebanon in the souls of each one of us.