Ms. Suzy Derderian, a staff member at the Art Gallery, delivered the opening speech, welcoming the multitalented and renowned artist to the Art Gallery. She said that Berberian has visited Lebanon on a number of occasions in the past few years to present his stand-up comedy shows. However, this time, Lebanese-Armenian art lovers will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with his painting talent, acquiring a more comprehensive understanding of the artist’s creative inner world. She added that this exhibition, along with the stand-up comedy shows in the next few days, which are sponsored by the Hamazkayin Regional Committee in Lebanon, will undeniably bring warmth to the Lebanese-Armenian community, offering unforgettable memories to its members. Derderian wished the artist continued success in his diverse endeavors.
Berberian said that he has exhibited his works in numerous international art galleries in various countries. However, this exhibition has a special importance in his life, because he feels close to his birthplace, Lebanon, and to this warm setting provided by Hamazkayin.
The exhibition runs until 3 November 2013, every day from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.